Funtastic Fitness: Extend active class for over 60s
Tuesday 22 January 2019, 09:15 - 10:15
Extend Exercises for the Over 60’s
A safe and effective form of exercise that will enable you to look and feel your very best! It’s about core conditioning and strengthening muscles to improve posture, give flat lean abdominals, strong healthy backs, and total relaxation for the body and mind. With regular practice an increased awareness of the body is achieved which can be taken into everyday life enabling movement without tension and pain.
At first glance it appears to be a gentle and easy form of exercise; however its combination of strengthening and mobility moves can create a very intense and highly beneficial workout. High levels of fitness or great suppleness are not a prerequisite for Pilates. In fact, Realistic Pilates enhances both of these conditions, whilst strengthening the "core muscles" within the torso.
If a sports enthusiast, then pilates can help improve your game. It also helps develop breathing control, and improved co-ordination. Realistic Pilates in particular pays attention to proper technique and classes are small to provide individual attention.
The good news is that "Realistic Pilates" suits all ages and no previous experience is necessary. Many people who suffer with remedial problems often find themselves pain free as a result of taking up Realistic Pilates. Sometimes specific health problems are best suited to one to one sessions. Ante-natal and post-natal tuition can be provided.
These classes are pre-arranged and paid for in blocks - please contact me to confirm vacant slots.
These classes are lots of fun and provide a good social network for all who attend. They are highly beneficial for anyone who is new to an area and keen to make new friends or for those who live alone and enjoy company.
Each class begins with a warm up which includes postural awareness. Then each area of the body is worked in a gentle format. Every session includes some seated work where we invariably use different props/equipment for fun and entertainment.
Small hand weights are used each week for a short space of time to maintain muscle strength (optional) and help improve co-ordination. Sessions usually finish with some relaxing Chi -Gong* which has proved so popular I now finish every class with some easy to follow postures!
Contact Tel: 0771 258 7516 Pay as you go
St Boswells Parish Church Hall