Pilates is a gentle, yet powerful, low impact exercise system which helps to improve muscle tone, strength, balance, posture and flexibility. Joseph Pilates stated that through his method of body conditioning, a unique trinity of a balanced body, mind and spirit may be achieved, followed by self-confidence.
Due to its strong focus on the mind/body connection, Pilates offers these benefits and more. On this course you will be introduced to the basics of Pilates and learn how to safely and confidently perform a comprehensive mat routine. No prior knowledge of Pilates is required to attend this course.
This course offers a perfect progression pathway if you have attended any of our health and wellbeing taster workshops in the past.
Please bring an exercise mat, together with a small towel or cushion. If you would like to borrow one of our exercise mats for the duration of each class, please inform the administration team.
There are no formal assessments for this course. The tutor will give regular feedback to help you improve.
At the end of this course, if you’d like to continue with your learning in this subject, you’ll be able to progress onto our Developer Level course.
Our workshops and courses are designed to provide essential skills, develop confidence and resilience, improve your health & wellbeing, prepare you for further learning or employment, provide ways to learn with your family and build communities. We have a wide range of workshops and courses and you can explore more on our website. There’s something for everyone!
Need to know…
This course is suitable if you’re a beginner and want to learn about this subject and you don’t have relevant knowledge or experience.
There are no qualifications required to join this course, just a willingness to learn and lots of enthusiasm.
This course is not suitable if you are pregnant.
If you are aged 19+ AND are unemployed AND receive a benefit / your annual income is less than £25,000 per year AND live in Somerset (not including Bath & North East Somerset) AND you have lived in the UK/EU for the last 3 years OR you have refugee status / right to remain. *Please note – proof of eligibility will be requested during the enrolment process.
If you are aged 19+ AND your annual income is over £25,000 and live in Somerset OR you live in Bath & North East Somerset OR you live anywhere else in the UK. Some Community partners may not be able to accommodate learners from outside Somerset. This will be highlighted during enrolment.
Our funding rules have changed – how this affects you…
You can only enrol on ONE free* workshop/course at each level, e.g. one Taster, one Starter… and so on. Our new levels are designed to encourage you to learn and progress in your chosen area of interest. If you enrol on multiple workshops/courses at the same level, we’ll contact you to discuss (as there are exceptions), or you’ll be given the opportunity to pay for your place, (costs are detailed on each course page).
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