Pilates Barre Training

Course Dates: 14/01/20 - 31/03/20
Time: 15:45 - 16:45
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:
Caroline Ings-Chambers

Pilates Barre Training delivers a Pilates workout in standing, using the ballet barre to assist stability and alignment. Practising Pilates in standing offers all of the benefits of mat based Pilates in terms of conditioning core strength (back and abdominal muscles) and training body alignment. Additionally, the weight bearing element of standing Pilates carries benefits for bone health and facilitates participation in Pilates by people who find it difficult to get up and down off the floor.

Description

What is the course about?

Pilates Barre Training is a Pilates class performed in standing, using the ballet barre to assist stability and
alignment. Standing Pilates exercises combine the core conditioning and spinal alignment of traditional mat
Pilates, with the benefits of weight bearing strength training for the lower body. In particular the muscles of the
hips, thighs, lower legs, feet and ankles are toned.

Neck and shoulder exercises to release tension in the shoulder girdle and train the postural
strength of the upper back and spine are incorporated as part of the course. To complete the whole body
approach of this course, spinal mobility and muscle flexibility are integrated in every class.

What will we cover?

Pilates based movement sequences performed in standing at the barre
Training for core and postural muscles of the back and trunk
Toning of lower body muscles, working in parallel and in turned out positions
Shoulder girdle stability and range of movement in the upper body
Spinal mobility
Flexibility -- whole body approach
Alignment and Balance work.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Pilates based movement sequences performed in standing at the barre
Training for core and postural muscles of the back and trunk
Toning of lower body muscles, working in parallel and in turned out positions
Perform standing Pilates sequences at the barre with increased strength and endurance
Demonstrate improved core strength, postural alignment and balance
Effectively tone the major muscle groups of the lower body in parallel and turned out positions
Demonstrate increased range of movement, spinal mobility and whole body flexibility
Describe some basic principles of how to exercise effectively for joint health.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is suitable for all levels, adaptations and progressions will be offered as appropriate.
The nature of this workout course places considerable emphasis on use of the joints in the lower body. Prospective students with joint conditions that affect the lower limbs should consult their medical practitioner or physiotherapist prior to enrolling on this course.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Demonstration, follow me, circulation, observation, general group feedback, individual learner support, mini lecture.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Fitted comfortable clothing suitable for exercise. Exercises should be performed in barefoot exercise shoes, bare feet, ballet or jazz slippers depending on individual student's preference.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Further Pilates courses, Ballet and dance courses.


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Book your place

Course Code: FKK32

Please choose a course date 

Tue, day, 14 Jan - 31 Mar '20

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £119.00
Senior fee: £95.00
Concession: £81.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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