When you say Pilates to people you get a few different responses… ‘What is that?’, ‘Oh, that’s like Yoga!’, ‘that’s just lying on a mat stretching’, ‘that’s for old people’, ‘that’s a woman’s class’, ‘I tried that once, didn’t like it, it wasn’t hard enough’.
I teach it a bit differently. I combined my knowledge and experience of working with lots of different people to create a class that’s ‘fun’ (their words, not mine).
It’s not just for women, often half the class are men and our general age group is 28-50(ish)
To improve your posture now you will be walking like an Amazonian model in no time. No one want’s the old person’s hump back, and if you have already started to get that it’s not too late, we can work on correcting it - I have had clients that saw a noticeable difference in their posture in just a few classes.
Everyone who sits at a desk or in a car or watching TV for long periods of time will have a tight lower back, tight hips and probably tight hamstrings… We work on that using gentle movement easing out tension and stress that gets built up from sitting still for too long.
Who comes to the class? My participants have ranged from as young at 6 through to as old as 75+. I have people who regularly run 10K's and half marathons, I have people who this is one of two classes they attend each week, I have someone who has recently had a hip replacement and someone with 2 knees replaced.
I very much tailor the class to the needs of the class and at some points there may be 3 different sets of exercise going on around the room to accommodate everyone.
If you are still not sure and fancy coming along to try, get in touch for a taster session