Pilates Beginners/improvers

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 40 Conc £20 Full £50 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 11 WR 17/09/2019 03/12/2019 AW1132
Friday 12:00 - 13:00 11 WR 20/09/2019 06/12/2019 AW1133
Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 11 VPCC 18/09/2019 04/12/2019 AW1134
Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 11 VPCC 18/09/2019 04/12/2019 AW1135
Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 11 WR 07/01/2020 24/03/2020 AW2132
Friday 12:00 - 13:00 10 WR 10/01/2020 27/03/2020 AW2133
Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 11 VPCC 08/01/2020 25/03/2020 AW2134
Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 10 VPCC 08/01/2020 25/03/2020 AW2135
Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 11 WR 21/04/2020 07/07/2020 AW3132
Friday 12:00 - 13:00 11 WR 24/04/2020 10/07/2020 AW3133
Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 11 VPCC 22/04/2020 08/07/2020 AW3134
Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 11 VPCC 22/04/2020 08/07/2020 AW3135

What will the course cover?

Pilates is a mat-based exercise programme which focuses on posture, body alignment and breathing. Initially the emphasis will be on correct execution of the exercises, understanding 'core stability' and breathing. Movements are slow and controlled to lengthen and strengthen muscles. As the course progresses, the exercises become more demanding and the tutor will advise individuals on alternative ways to perform exercises.

Who is the course for?

Pilates is a mat-based discipline and is suitable for all individuals who are comfortable exercising on the floor. Pilates may be helpful for those individuals suffering from back pain.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

Pilates is an on-going exercise programme and on completion of at least 3 terms it is expected that you will have gained enough knowledge and ability to progress to more advanced level.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Show correct alignment in 1 standing and 4 lying positions demonstrate the ability to engage pelvic floor muscles during all exercises Demonstrate core stability in 4 exercises Demonstrate correct movement with breathing in 4 exercises understand and show the principles of relaxing certain muscles whilst working other muscle groups in 4 exercises.

How is the course organised?

The course is run for one-hour per week for 11 weeks. The tutor will revise and move the exercises forward in a structured way week by week. emphasis may be given to exercises for specific conditions should the need arise.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

As individuals progress, home exercise is recommended.

How will my progress be assessed?

Each learner will complete a health questionnaire and an initial assessment from which the tutor will assist you in setting challenging targets for progression within the class. The tutor will assess against the class targets and learners are expected to self assess and reflect on their own progression.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Progression within the class enables learners to stay in the same class for at least two years. Your tutor will advise you on more advanced classes as necessary.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

Mats and blocks are provided but you may like to bring a towel to lie on.

What support is available?

Help with literacy and numeracy is available through tht basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help fpr speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Details are available from the ALSS course guide and from teaching or reception staff.