Pilates matwork conditioning: mixed levels

Course Dates: 18/09/19 - 11/12/19
Time: 14:45 - 16:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Practice Pilates exercises to improve core strength, balance, posture and relaxation. Develop your technique, use small equipment and progress your moves. A certain basic experience in Pilates is required.

Description

What is the course about?

Developing your Pilates knowledge and practice in a fun and engaging environment. Learning to develop your body awareness, core strength, balance, posture, coordination and breathing techniques. These directly translate to improving your ability to deal with everyday life and improve functional movement. A variety of exercises are performed, flowing smoothly from one to the other whilst focusing on technique and control. Unlike other body conditioning methods, Pilates focuses on working with a mild engagement of the core muscles in order to be effective. Variations are given for exercises to meet the needs of individual learners.

What will we cover?

Each class will have a varied theme. Themes will include: standing well; basic knowledge of alignment; breathing patterns; working the abdominals; working for a healthy, strong back; improving spinal mobility; hip, thigh and leg exercise; Each class builds upon the last so that you gradually become more physically challenged and as your body responds you feel more in tune and aware of your movements and stature.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Use core muscles effectively
- Practise lateral breathing
- Perform muscular strength and endurance exercises
- Have a working knowledge of how to improve posture
- Choose to work at an appropriate and effective level for each movement
- Perform 4 movements using small equipment including dynabands, mini-balls and foam rollers
- Improve balance.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Classes marked mixed levels will be at a slightly quicker pace than beginners and therefore a certain experience in Pilates is required.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

• Practical class work
• Following tutor demonstration
• Explanations including visualisation
• Some one-to-one guidance from the tutor, there is normally hands on correction involved.
• Group work
• Printed hand outs
• Use of images, repetition and some anatomical knowledge

Although there is no specific work set outside of the class, students will gain most benefit if exercises are performed regularly and practised between classes.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You should wear loose, comfortable clothing and socks, and bring a towel with you. Information on books will be given during the course, but these are not essential. Avoid eating at least one and a half hours prior to exercising.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Students can choose other courses from our Health and Lifestyle programme.

General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details

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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

The course is well taught and varied. The tutor gives you excellent feedback and varies activities to meet your needs. No two classes are the same, so we keep learning and developing our knowledge. It has been brilliant for my back problems.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 17/07/2019)
Well worth doing
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 15/07/2019)
This is an excellent course delivered by an excellent tutor . You will learn and practice the range of Pilates exercises under the close scrutiny of a hugely experienced teacher who will ensure safety at all times !
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Review by Gwen / (Posted on 12/06/2019)
The tutor is very patient and offers variety of modifications to suit your fitness level
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 10/06/2019)
Every ageing person should do it
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Review by mike sprinz / (Posted on 07/06/2019)
A great lunchtime activity!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 28/05/2019)
Pilates is great for building strength, improving posture and balance. This course caters for a wide range of levels and abilities, and is always fun.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 28/05/2019)
This class will improve your physical and mental fitness for living.
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Review by Raewyn Sprinz / (Posted on 03/04/2019)
The tutor will get you to work at your own level to improve your strength, balance, posture, relaxation. We also have a really fun time!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 25/03/2019)
Excellent course in a safe environment
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 14/12/2018)
This course is enjoyable as well as being highly beneficial. The tutor is very aware of the varying needs of her students so there is no pressure and everyone can make some progress. What we practise in class, posture, balance and core strength can easily be transferred to everyday life. I look forward to my weekly Pilates sessions.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 29/11/2018)
Do it
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 28/11/2018)
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Course Code: FJF50

Please choose a course date 

Wed, day, 18 Sep - 11 Dec '19

Duration: 13 sessions (over 13 weeks)

Full fee: £159.00
Senior fee: £127.00
Concession: £108.00

Or call to enrol: 222-66-889-99

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