Pilates: Foam Roller Workshop

Course Dates: 08/06/24
Time: 11:00 - 14:00
Location: Keeley Street
The foam roller is a convenient and versatile piece of equipment for mobilising and toning the whole body. By the end of this workshop, you will have the basic skills to exercise effectively using a foam roller.
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Pilates: Foam Roller Workshop
  • Course Code: FKK55
  • Dates: 08/06/24 - 08/06/24
  • Time: 11:00 - 14:00
  • Taught: Sat, Daytime
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Caroline Ings-Chambers

Course Code: FKK55

Sat, day, 08 Jun - 08 Jun '24

Duration: 1 session

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or call 020 8142 4577

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What is the course about?

This workshop is aimed at helping you to maximise the use of your foam roller at home. Many people own a foam roller, but are unsure what to do with it. This workshop will take you through a variety of movements using the foam roller in standing and on the mat to target your postural control, spinal mobility, balance, stability, and flexibility.
The foam roller is a very useful, lightweight and versatile piece of equipment, which can be used for effectively mobilising and toning the whole body, once we know how to use it. By the end of this workshop you will have the basic skills to exercise, mobilise and stretch effectively using a foam roller.

What will we cover?

- Mobility in the upper body using the foam roller
- Abdominal core strengthening exercises using the foam roller
- Exercises to strengthen back and gluteal muscles
- Standing Pilates exercises using the foam roller for balance, stability and leg strength
- Spinal Mobility working with the foam roller in a selection of exercises
- Gentle stretching and relaxation using the foam roller.

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

- Improve mobility and upper body alignment
- Experience working abdominal and pelvic corse muscles
- Activate balance skills and leg stabiliser muscles
- Increase sense of spinal mobility
- Stretch and relax using the foam roller.

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

General level course suitable for all levels. Adaptations and modifications will be offered where needed.

Please consult your GP if you have any health conditions which may impact on your participation in this course and discuss any conditions with your tutor at the start of the workshop.

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

Demonstration of foam roller exercises with detailed coaching directions
Practice of exercises demonstrated
Guidance on technique and alignment when using the foam roller
Feedback to the Group and Individual Advice on Technique
Questions and Answers - two way process between students and tutor.

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

Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for movement. Close fitting leggings would be ideal for the lower body and legs.

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

General Pilates Courses at City Lit.

Caroline Ings-Chambers

Caroline teaches Yoga and Pilates. She believes that movement patterns — like the patterns of our fingerprints — are unique to each one of us. Despite this many people feel disconnected from their movement. Caroline is committed to helping others learn how to move using Yoga and Pilates. She knows from her own experience how the joy of movement goes on and on giving. A fully qualified, experienced British Wheel of Yoga teacher, Caroline’s classes emphasise spinal health, integrated movement, breathing, and Yogic philosophy. Her work is about facilitating others to open and develop physically, mentally and spiritually. Caroline is an experienced Q3 Pilates teacher, whose approach re-activates the whole body during Pilates movements by aligning the spine, engaging core strength to support the spine, then flowing movements from this set up. Specialist qualifications that support different population groups assist Caroline to be inclusive in her teaching: Yoga for Adults with Special Needs, Exercise with Disabled Clients, Exercise for Active Older People. Caroline divides her time between working with Movement Studies and her academic field of Victorian Studies.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.