Exercise: Pilates - Post Beginner - (30/4) - ONL37315A

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Adult Education Programme

Activity ref no: ONL37315A

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From Wednesday 31st March 2021: Book online. If this course is not full and says: 'this course is now closed to new participants', please email adult.education@ea.edin.sch.uk and we will reply to you to let you know if it is possible to enrol.

  • ONLINE - Adult Education Programme
    Adult Education Programme ,
    The City of Edinburgh Council
  • Adult Education Programme
  • 16+, Adult, 60+
  • £31.40 for term
  • Friday 10:30

Activity description

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS: It is the responsibility of participants to ensure they have downloaded and checked they have access to the Microsoft Teams Application. This course is for Post Beginners and students must have done at least one year of Pilates at Beginner Level. HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES: A health questionnaire will be emailed to enrolled students and must be returned prior to the course start date. Ensure there is space for the yoga mat and enough space around it to move and be seen by the camera. Participate at a level that you can manage – if you have pain or are struggling, please stop, take more regular breaks or adapt the exercise – likewise if you have an injury or condition you need to manage. Some exercises will have different options or layer up in terms of challenge – follow these within your own ability. OVERVIEW / INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE: Pilates is a movement/exercise system designed to build dynamic strength and increase your flexibility, stability and mobility. It is a way of re-educating and re-patterning your mind-body by becoming aware of your movements and connecting with your deeper muscles. The Pilates Method improves your overall functioning and health – not just physically, but mentally and emotionally too. It is both gentle and challenging, focusing on moving easily, efficiently and pain-free. This course will focus on these elements, providing you with a gentle but strengthening workout. HOW THE COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT: All exercises will be clearly demonstrated on screen and explained verbally. General corrections and reminders will be fed in where necessary and individual corrections will be made if needed. WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT TO LEARN: Students will learn a range of Pilates exercises focusing on strengthening, mobilising and stretching the whole body. We will focus on the key principles of Pilates: Breathing, Concentration, Control, Centering, Co-ordination and flow. Different versions of the same exercise are often taught, so students will learn alternative or adapted versions of exercises they may already know, putting them in a better position to use versions of exercises that best suit their bodies. Students will also learn how to layer up an exercise in order to gently increase the challenge, whether that is strength, range of motion, stability or coordination. RESOURCES REQUIRED BY STUDENTS / ADDITIONAL COSTS: Yoga mat, but only if wanted – could also use towel or blanket.

Term information

This term is currently closed for new participants

  • Date term started: 30 Apr 2021 (47 days ago)
  • Duration: 8 lessons (1 lessons remaining)
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