Alderley Pilates News Update

 

 

 

WELCOME WEEK PROGRAMME

Free trial places are available in all our classes ( subject to space availability )

Saturday 8th Sept

11.30 to 12.30 Introduction to Pilates Workshop FREE

Classic Pilates taught at five different Levels from Beginners Level 1 up to Advanced Level 5.

There is also a specialist Back Class and a Pilates/Dance fusion class. Gentle matwork is good for relaxation and building flexibility. Stronger classes help to strengthen core stability , improve muscle and joint range and build stamina. All classes are quite small with a maximum of 12 clients and are taught by qualified Body Control Pilates trained teachers.

1PM, 2PM Reformer Singles/Duets with Kate £50/£60

Joseph Pilates invented a number of pieces of studio equipment of which the best known is the Reformer. This uses spring resistance to challenge your core strength and improve range of movement in your joints. It can be very relaxing too. Taught as either a single or a shared duet lesson on two Reformers. Our Reformers are state of the art Balanced Body Allegro 2 Reformers imported from California.

3PM Pilates, Posture and Scoliosis Talk with Jan FREE

Good posture, or alignment in Pilates terms is an essential part of the Pilates technique and also allows your body to move correctly and comfortably. Its a great look too. Our spine is perhaps more complex than we recognise and this presentation includes a description of its elements and also of common postural types. Some people , noticeable teenager girls can be affected by their developing spine bending or curving , called scoliosis , and Pilates can help to mitigate this and form a component of treatment.

Monday 10th Sept

6PM Bands, Balls and Rings with Jan FREE

Pilates classes can incorporate a wide range of “ small equipment “ which can provide some resistance and also some instability to make exercises more challenging. This is a chance to “ play with the toys “ including the wonderful Toning Circles.

Tuesday 11th Sept

12.30 to 1.30 High Intensity Power (HIP ) Pilates Intro FREE

Pilates can help build strength and stamina but has only a moderate cardio element. So HIP combines classic Pilates technique with some classic cardio exercises such as squats and planks and using free weights. Ideal if you want a higher energy class.

3PM,4PM,5PM Posture Checks and Exercise Programme £40

It is always useful to have someone else take a close look at your posture and Pilates teachers are specially trained in postural observation This is the chance to have a check with one of our teachers who will also give you recommendations and guidance for exercises that are particularly suitable for your postural type.

Wednesday 12th Sept

10AM Pilates/Ballet Barre taster with Lyndsey FREE

There has always been strong association between Pilates and Dance. Indeed Joseph Pilates often taught ballet dancers in his New York studio. This is a chance to be ‘ called to the barre “ and to combine Pilates technique with some classic ballet moves too such as a plie. This is taught by our classical trained professional ballet dancer Lyndsey Thomas.

11.15 Pilates and Mindfulness spaces available FREE

Pilates is very much about “being in the moment” and concentrating on correct movement. Indeed a class can often fly by and allow you to put cares to one side. So it is a natural partner with Mindfulness. This class is deeply relaxing and a joy to participate in.

Thursday 13th Sept

8.15 PM Pilates and Back Care talk/demo with Peter FREE

Daily life can take a toll in wear and tear on our spine , be it too much sitting at a desk or on a couch, “ lap top neck “, or tiredness/stress causing poor posture. Pilates can help overcome this by proving better body awareness and alignment/ posture. It can also be a component in managing back conditions and back pain as well a s being used as part of a recovery package after surgery. This session explains common back issues and give you a chance to try a few exercises too.

Friday 14th Sept

1PM Improving Your Pilates Practice with Jan FREE

We teach Pilates at five different levels, Beginners, Stretch and Tone, Flexibility, Strength and Stamina , Intermediate and Advanced and we encourage clients to progress through the levels and improve their practice, although not everyone will want to do the Advanced/Classic Full Mat sequence which is the pinnacle of Pilates. This workshop is designed to show the exercises which help move between levels and to explore exercises that you find challenging.

Saturday 15th Sept

11.30AM Introduction to Pilates workshop FREE

Classic Pilates taught at five different Levels from Beginners Level 1 up to Advanced Level 5.

There is also a specialist Back Class and a Pilates/Dance fusion class. Gentle matwork is good for relaxation and building flexibility. Stronger classes help to strengthen core stability , improve muscle and joint range and build stamina. All classes are quite small with a maximum of 12 clients and are taught by qualified Body Control Pilates trained teachers.

1PM,2PM,3PM Reformer Singles/Duets with Kate £50/£60

Joseph Pilates invented a number of pieces of studio equipment of which the best known is the Reformer. This uses spring resistance to challenge your core strength and improve range of movement in your joints. It can be very relaxing too. Taught as either a single or a shared duet lesson on two Reformers. Our Reformers are state of the art Balanced Body Allegro 2 Reformers imported from California.

Sunday 16th September

10AM Pilates and Mindfulness class with Lyndsey FREE

Pilates is very much about “being in the moment” and concentrating on correct movement. Indeed a class can often fly by and allow you to put cares to one side. So it is a natural partner with Mindfulness. This class is deeply relaxing and a joy to participate in.

11AM Pilates/ Ballet Barre taster with Lyndsey FREE

There has always been strong association between Pilates and Dance. Indeed Joseph Pilates often taught ballet dancers in his New York studio. This is a chance to be ‘ called to the barre “ and to combine Pilates technique with some classic ballet moves too such as a plie. This is taught by our classical trained professional ballet dancer Lyndsey Thomas.

12Am, 1PM Posture Check and Exercise Programme £40

It is always useful to have someone else take a close look at your posture and Pilates teachers are specially trained in postural observation This is the chance to have a check with one of our teachers who will also give you recommendations and guidance for exercises that are particularly suitable for your postural type

 

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Reformer Lessons

Holly and Julie are both available for private & duet reformer lessons at the studio on the following dates:

Teacher    Date                    Time                  
Holly Saturday 9th June FULLY BOOKED
Holly Saturday 30th June  1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Holly Saturday 21st July 1pm, 2pm, 4pm

 

Private reformer lessons are £63 per hour, and duet reformer lessons are £78 (£39 each)

 

Try a class for FREE

If you'd like to try Pilates, we'll be happy to recommend a suitable level for you and arrange a free lesson.

Simply call the studio on 01625 860 475 to book your place!

We'd like to encourage current clients to try a different class or level for free - speak to your teacher when you next visit the studio.

 

School Summer Fairs

We are happy to support local schools and can provide vouchers as prizes - and we always appreciate a mention in programmes.

 

Best Wishes

Peter and Jan and the Alderley Pilates team