The classes that we ran in the hall before the pandemic hit us, were very popular and we had a fantastic teacher – had because she was so busy she had to give it up! However, we will find another instructor to at least run a weekly class.
More information can be found on the Pilates Foundation website. In the meantime, and for those wondering about the benefits of Pilates, here is a brief introduction to them.
Pilates is a holistic exercise system designed to elongate, strengthen and restore the body to balance; so much more than just building a ‘strong core’ or ‘perfect posture’.
Exercises involve the whole body and are performed on spring-assisted apparatus or a mat, sometimes utilising small equipment.
Pilates is effective as it addresses underlying structural imbalances in the body which can create on-going pain and difficulty with movement. The whole body is considered. Lengthened and strengthened muscles improve posture and overall fitness and retrain dysfunctional movement patterns, restoring optimum physical function.