Beginner Pilates is gentle and slow pace class. Ideal for those who have back problems, poor balance, low muscle strength or recovering from various injuries. Exercises are presented to adapt the individual requirements and abilities of those participating. A wide range of alternatives, modifications and progressions are offered for each exercise to ensure each participant is able to move safely and effectively.
Class evolves through the following sequence:
- Opening – Pilates breathing, neutral alignment and core engagement
- Warming sequence - mobility of main joins and flexibility of main muscle groups
- Strength and balance - mixture of standing and floor based exercises using Pilates balls, bands and weights
- Cool down – static stretches