An Introduction to Pilates

If you’ve never been to a Pilates class before – or perhaps it’s been a long time – this 4 week course is a great way to get started. You will learn some of the fundamental principles of Pilates to prepare you for joining a class, but perhaps more importantly, you’ll learn about your own body and how to bring Pilates into your life.

Here’s what you should expect:

  • A slower pace than our ordinary Pilates classes, allowing time for personalised attention and advice, and plenty of time to ask questions.
  • Your teacher will talk about some of the key principles of Pilates, such as posture, breathing and co-ordination, to lay the foundations for your Pilates practice.
  • You will gain a greater understanding of your own body, allowing you to take Pilates principles into your day-to-day life
  • You will be introduced to some of the exercises that you will commonly find in a beginner’s Pilates class, so that you feel confident in starting a regular class if you choose to do so.

And here’s what you’ll cover each week:

Week 1 – Posture and pelvic position

Learn why Pilates is so renowned for helping people with back pain. Your teacher will show you how to position your pelvis and spine in ways that help your body to function optimally in a variety of positions.

Week 2 – Breathing

Ever felt confused about when to breathe in and when to breathe out in an exercise class? You’re not alone! That’s why we’ve dedicated week 2 to learning when to breathe and why it’s important. Though the most important thing is that you just breathe!

Week 3 – Balance, stability and co-ordination

Pilates can help you to feel more in control of your body, both on and off the mat. In week 3 you’ll start to put some of the principles of Pilates into action by trying some small challenges that build on your learning from weeks 1 & 2.

Week 4 – A basic beginner’s Pilates class

By week 4, you’ll be ready to try out a beginner’s Pilates class. This will include the exercises that we teach most often, so that if you decide to come to class regularly, you have a flavour of what to expect.

BOOKING THE COURSE IN THE STUDIO

Bookings are now open for our July and August courses. You can attend:

EITHER Tuesdays at 6pm

OR Wednesdays at 10:30am

Each course costs just £25.

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER

Click here to book the Tuesday classes starting on 19th October

Click here to book the Wednesday classes starting on 20th October

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

Click here to book the Tuesday classes starting on 16th November

Click here to book the Wednesday classes starting on 17th November

BOOKING THE COURSE ONLINE

We highly recommend that you attend this course in the studio, so that you get the full benefit of your teacher’s attention and advice. However, there is also the option to attend via Zoom – for this, we recommend purchasing an Online Class Pass for £20 (click to purchase the pass – you’ll then receive details of how to book your classes).

Any questions?

If you have any questions at all about the course, or anything else Pilates-related, email hello@yorkpilatespeople.com