Never tried Pilates before? Find everything you need to know here before you book a class?

‘In ten sessions you will feel the difference, in twenty you will see the difference and in thirty you’ll have a whole new body’ Joseph Pilates

Pilates is based on the work of Joseph H Pilates (1880-1967). He was a sickly child suffering from rickets, asthma and rheumatic fever. He chose to explore physical activities in order to overcome these ailments. By practising body-building, gymnastics and diving and studying eastern and western philosophies and exercises he gained the knowledge to develop his own system of exercises, that we know as Pilates, today!

Pilates teaches the body good movement patterns, correcting faulty ones and any muscle imbalance. Pilates will improve your posture, keep your joints healthy and in correct alignment, provide greater flexibility, lengthen your spine and tone your body. It is a method of exercise designed to stretch, strengthen and balance the body and mind. It is a method of body conditioning that can benefit everyone, age and fitness are not a barrier, in fact it is even more a reason for you to start.

Body Control Pilates®

The Body Control Pilates Association (BCPA) is Europe’s foremost professional Pilates organisation, being the membership body for qualified Body Control Pilates teachers. Members work to a strict Code of Practice which governs teaching standards, professional ethics and ongoing professional development. Teachers undergo an extensive training course and many supervised teaching hours before being allowed to qualify. All teachers hold valid insurance and CPR certification.

For more information: www.bodycontrol.co.uk

Pilates at The Studio Tattenhall.

Emma teaches Pilates at The Studio, Tattenhall.
Daily mat classes of 12 people maximum are run by Emma and Jill Raine, who use a unique structured programme of 14 levels starting from complete beginners right up to Full Mat level.

If you have already done Pilates, an initial assessment is required before you can join a class to ensure that you enrol at the right level of class for your ability.

Complete beginners join the Pilates Preparation class which is a six week course designed to teach you all the basics to enable you to start exercising safely plus information on anatomy, alignment and breathing.

Emma also teaches a Core Stability class, in which Pilates mat exercises and special ball exercises are done on physio balls. Core Stability is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced individuals as the emphasis is on stretching and releasing tight muscle patterns to restore full use and function to the body.

For more information, please visit www.thestudiotattenhall.co.uk