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Pilates Beginner’s Course

Let's Start At The Very Beginning

If you have never done Pilates before, or if you have tried but never felt that you really got the hang of it – then this is the course for you.

In a 6-week progressive course  you will cover in detail the fundamentals of Pilates…
… and learn lots more besides

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On the 6-Week Course

Here’s What You Will Learn

  • How to correct your Posture – stand and sit comfortably, look more confident, elegant and younger
  • How to move freely with proper Alignment of the Spine and Joints
  • How to find and Contract your Core Muscles to give you strength and support
  • How to Breathe to Achieve – improving how you feel about yourself physically and mentally
  • How to use Pilates to take ownership of your condition and improve it

Individual Attention

Places are limited to 14 students and everyone starts, and learns, together.

Top Quality Teaching

Throughout the course you will benefit from Mary’s tremendous experience and know that you are in safe hands.

Online Support

Exclusive Member’s Only website with Exercise Sheets to download, Hints & Tips, plus email & video support

Each week you will focus on a different aspect of Pilates and build a repertoire of Classical Pilates Exercises. Each movement is fully explained so that you understand why you should do it, what your goal is, and the key teaching points to make Pilates safe and effective for you.

A Sense of Achievement

After the Course You Will Be…

  • Competent in the fundamentals of Pilates and basic repertoire of exercises
  • Ready to Graduate to a Pilates Level 1 (Intermediate) class.
  • Amazed at the progress you’ve made
  • Knowledgeable about your own body, how it works and how to get the best from it
  • Ready to forgive Mary’s weakness for chocolate and alcohol 🙂
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What Did You Enjoy Most About The Course?

Feeling that I had a way forward to improve and keep my health

Learning things I didn’t even know my body could do

Learning correct posture

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What did you gain from the course?

Having lost last summer to repeated back ache ...

... I now am in control

My back doesn't hurt and feels more stable

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Course Details

Location

Monday, 8 pm

Brunel University
Brunel Sports Park
Kingston Lane

Uxbridge
UB8 3PW

Pilates Beginner's Course

Pilates Beginner’s Course

£64 Six, 1-Hour Sessions

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When is the Next Course?

We normally run 6 Beginner Courses per year. Add your name to our Guest List and you will be the first to know when new courses are added to the schedule.

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Any Questions?

Here’s What We Are Often Asked

How many students are in the classes?

Typically there are only 14 students on the course – all Beginners like you.  This ensures you are safe at all times and I can help everyone in the room.

Do you offer pay as you go?

Pilates4life classes are organised into 6 week blocks, payable in advance. This

  •  guarantees your place in class each week
  •  keeps Pilates4life costs down
  •  and therefore costs to members
  •  means you have a full hour of instruction – no time spent on administration

Can I do a 'Taster' class?

You are very welcome to watch a session to see what Pilates actually involves, but it’s not a good idea to join in. After all, if you were learning to swim, you wouldn’t join a race to see if you liked swimming.

Do I need to bring anything?

  1. A full body length mat – yoga type is good
  2. A  bath-towel to roll up as a cushion under your head

You can find out more about choosing the right equipment in the Pilates4life KitBag

Do you sell the mats?

We work with Amazon to offer a range of mats. Check the Pilates4Life KitBag for tips on choosing the right one for you.

What do I need to wear?

Loose, comfortable clothing – track suit type is great.  No special shoes as we work barefoot or in socks.

I have done Pilates before from DVD's so is this Course for me?

An essential part of the Beginner’s Course is having an expert to check and correct your alignment and help you work safely and effectively. You will also learn which exercises are best for you and more about your strengths and weaknesses.

I have done Yoga so do I need to do this Course?

Pilates and Yoga are fundamentally different disciplines (although some exercises do look similar).   If you are new to Pilates the best advice is to learn it properly – regardless of your previous Yoga experience.

I am really fit so do I need to do the Beginner's Course?

Pilates is quite unlike any other exercise regime and it is vital that you learn the Method before attempting the movements themselves.  Once learned, you will find that your training and sports performance is improved and your chances of injury reduced.

I am 73 - will I be the oldest person in the class?

No! You are still a youngster! Some members would “admit” to being 70+ and there are one or two who have met the four score target plus 10! Amazing!

I have just had a knee replacement and have problems kneeling, can I still do it?

In Pilates, an experienced instructor can adapt ANY Movement to accommodate mobility restrictions. However, it is difficult to teach these adaptations at the same time as teaching a group of Beginners. If in doubt, please Contact Us.

I am Pregnant - Can I do the Course?

Yes, provided you are less than 8 weeks (first pregnancy), or less than 6 weeks (subsequent pregnancies) at the time the course starts. You can find out more in our Pilates4Pregnancy article with more information on Pilates for mums-to-be.

 

If you would like to ask a question, please Contact Us