PILATES YOUR WAY
How it works
From June 21st I will be restarting my face to face classes which will run alongside my streamed live classes at the following venues:-
Mondays 7.00 - 7.45pm & 8.00 - 8.45pm - Hugh Ripley Hall, Ripon
Wednesdays 7.00 - 8.00pm - St Thomas a Becket Church, Hampsthwaite
Thursdays 7.00 - 8.00pm - Summerbridge Methodist Church
Face to face classes are designed to allow participation at all levels and online classes will continue to be more specifically targeted from beginner through to advance some of which incorporate the use of small equipment. By participating regularly, you will gently but rapidly improve strength and flexibility
You don't need any particular equipment for most classes, just a place for your mat and access to the internet for online classes. All online classes are also recorded and, subject to your level of membership, can be accessed at any time of the week.
Introduction to the Small Ball
Adding the ball to your Pilates practise will enhance and add a little fun and freshness to your mat work. It helps improve your balance, awareness and perception of your body. By placing the ball in specific places during the exercises, it can help support your body and increase your range of movement e.g. placing the ball between the thighs during shoulder bridge provides support and encourages a larger range of movement and thereby increases strength and muscle tone.
The Pilates Ring
The Pilates ring, also known as the ring of fire and magic circle. How does the ring benefit you in your Pilates practise?
Adds resistance and tones and strengthens your muscles
Enhances your Pilates by encouraging you to work a little harder. How hard you work depends on how hard you squeeze!
Provides support and stability e.g. in the 100, the ring can be placed in between or outside of the legs.
The ring is versatile and can be used to modify numerous classical Pilates exercises.
Aids concentration and improve co-ordination.
Intro to Intermediate Pilates
Most of my classes are mixed but this class is designed exclusively for more experienced students. There are less breaks, less tips and learning, leaving you to focus on the exercises. The exercises are changed frequently and are designed to flow from one to another throughout the 45 minute online Pilates session. You will enjoy performing your favourites and perhaps perfecting some that need some finetuning. It's fun, flowing and steadily paced.
CURRENT CLASS SCHEDULE
PILATES IMPROVERS TO INTERMEDIATE
Tuesday 7:00 - 8.00pm
An hour long classical mat Pilates class incorporating a mix of both improver and intermediate level exercises, it's your choice - a 'pick and mix class'.
PILATES WITH SMALL BALL
Thursday 12:00 - 12.45pm
A 45 minute fun class incorporating a small ball in to your Pilates practice. The addition of a ball increases awareness of pelvic stability and improves core strength.