Published on 25th March 2014

Back by popular demand the team at leisure-at-cheltenham are running the beginners pilates course again and are also adding improver pilates to the programme.

Beginner pilates and improver pilates both start on 22 April so it’s a great opportunity to try something new or to progress to the next level.

Beginner adult pilates will start on Tuesday 22 April at 6.30pm. The 12 week course is a great way to get into pilates without the pressure of being amongst experienced pilates enthusiasts. Pilates is a mind body technique that corrects imbalances in the body posture, lengthens the spine and strengthens the muscles that surround the spinal column.

The improver adult pilates class with also start on Tuesday 22 April but at the later time of 7.30pm. Again, this is a 12 week course which is aimed at individuals who have either completed the 'beginners course` or those who have at least 12 hours recent pilates training experience.

Daniel Brookes, activities co-ordinator says: “The beginner pilates class will be kept to 15 participants so the instructor can give more individual time. Participants can be safe in the knowledge that they are all at the same stage their other class members.

“The improver course will see exercises from Joseph Pilates repertoire of 34 exercises. Participants will see and experience progressions on many of the exercises they are already familiar with and will see the introduction of new exercises and the use of small equipment.”

Cllr Rowena Hay, cabinet member for sport and culture, added: “These classes offer a great opportunity to try something new or improve in something you already enjoy doing. Pilates is a form of exercise that engages your mind and body, which is well worth doing with the busy lives we all lead.”

The beginner and improver adult pilates course is £66 for 12 sessions. You can book now by calling leisure-at-cheltenham on 01242 528764.

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