This course will take place in person.
Pilates exercises use deep, slow movements that build core strength, tone the major muscle groups of the body, increase range of movement, and improve posture. The deep all-round strength that Pilates builds in the body encourages healthy patterns of movement when you practice regularly.
Who is this course for?
Pilates is suitable for all ages and fitness levels and those new to exercise, and this course is suitable for both beginners and experienced students.
Do I need any previous skills or knowledge?
None required. Any student suffering from an injury or condition that could be made worse by exercise should consult with their doctor or physical therapist before beginning the course. Adaptations and modifications can be provided to suit requirements and ability levels.
Will I need any equipment or materials?
You should wear comfortable clothing you can move in.
This is a fantastic course. Paula is a kind and competent instructor. She is always very welcoming of the group, and helps to keep us motivated. She also provides expert adjustment to improve our posture and technique. I regularly recommend this course to friends.
I left each week feeling like I was floating on air. Paula really knows how to open up our compressed, deskbound bodies. I'd recommend this course to anyone wishing to improve their physical and mental health.
Paula is a fantastic teacher and she has kept me coming back to do Pilates for the last few years. I also love the building itself.
- Students should be able to kneel and get up and down from the floor easily.
- To make the classes more accessible to all abilities, equipment such as blocks and belts will be used.
- Yoga mats will be provided, you are also welcome to bring your own mat if you prefer.
- Changing room facilities are available.
We provide a number of funded bursaries to people who find it hard to pay the full or concessionary rates. Find out more information on how to apply.
How we’re keeping you safe
April 2022 update: Keeping you safe and healthy is our number one priority.
If you test positive for Covid-19 or are asked to isolate and are not able to attend your class or pre-booked event, please contact the Bishopsgate Box Office for further information (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please do not come to the Institute in person if you have symptoms or have tested positive.
Wearing a face mask is no longer compulsory but we ask you to consider others when in our building and especially when spending time in crowded and enclosed spaces where you come into contact with people you don’t normally meet. You will see many of our staff and volunteers continuing to wear face masks and we are keeping the perspex screens at our reception desks.
Bishopsgate Institute has strict cleaning protocols in place and ventilation throughout the building. There are hand-sanitising stations available throughout the building and touch-free drinking fountains. Find out more about how we’re keeping you safe.
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You will learn
By the end of the course, you will have learnt how to:
- Align your spine and body during Pilates exercises
- Engage and effectively train core strength and the major muscles groups of the body
- Perform movements working with the principles of Pilates, including flowing integrated movement, muscular strength and stamina, lengthening of the spine, abdominal control, precision, and mental focus.
Meet the Tutor
Paula is an experienced Pilates and fitness instructor, who has been teaching Pilates for over 10 years. She prides herself on being approachable and friendly. She teaches students of all ages, from 18 to 80, and believes everyone should be made to feel welcome and enjoy exercising. Paula loves finding new ways for her clients to improve their strength, mobility and flexibility, and have fun along the way.
Need to Know
- 18:00 - 19:00
- £66/£50 concession
- Bishopsgate Institute
- Paula Causton
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