About Pilates (it's magic)
What is Pilates?
Pilates is an exercise method that works on strength and mobility of the whole body.
There is a big emphasis on strengthening the core of the body. Pilates exercises are about mainly about learning how to keep the core stable while moving the arms and legs.
When we increase our strength and stability in certain areas, that actually allows us to flexibility and mobility too!
What to expect from a Pilates class
During a Pilates class you will do the majority of exercises lying in different positions on the mat.
Though Pilates is not considered a high intensity workout, you are likely to feel muscles working that you don't use normally - if it's your very first session you may feel them over the next couple of days!
Although we focus on the core, there will be strength and flexibility work on the rest of the body too.
Which one should I choose: Face to Face Pilates or Online Pilates?
Face to Face Pilates
In person Pilates tends suit those who prefer socialising in person and value the group atmosphere.
You might also get on better with face to face if you have distractions at home or if your internet connection lets you down sometimes.
Many people have also told me they like to get out after working from home all day. It brings a sense of 'normality' that you might not have realised you've missed.
Online Pilates is incredibly convenient if you have a busy lifestyle and need to be able to slot your exercise into a tight window of time.
Online classes are a great way of taking away the hurdle of getting out the house. This is really great if you're new to class and find it a little daunting - you can stay in the safety of your own living room.
I personally love being able to have the setting just as I like with the right temperature, my own cushions etc and even a coffee if I fancy it.
All are welcome to attend online and face to face. Whether you're an absolute beginner or a Pilates veteran. Feel free to get in touch if you still have questions.