PILATES with Nancy Procter on Wednesdays, 12.30 – 1.30pm
Cost £10 drop in £9 advanced payment
Pilates is based on the teaching of Joseph Pilates, who built up a body of exercises during World War I that has been adapted over the years to form modern-day Pilates. Emphasising the connection between physical and mental health, the Principles of Pilates are: Concentration, Control, Core Stability, Breathing, Precision, Stamina, Flow and Relaxation. Each exercise guides you to gradually develop your body awareness, increase your strength, muscle tone and flexibility, and improve your posture, joint mobility and co-ordination.
I came to Pilates following an injury and quickly learnt that it was a great way to exercise in a calm and safe manner to build back core strength and overall posture. I felt so passionate about the help that this exercise gave to me and others that I trained to become a teacher. I have since worked with every manner of person, including sports men and women, the more mature, the disabled and the very young. One of the things I love about Pilates is that it is for people of all ages and levels of ability and fitness.
The key to success in Pilates, I believe, is working in a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere, while also enjoying the fun that exercise produces through the release of endorphins. We work on the mat and rely on our own body weight to provide the resistance for our muscles to work against. We will sometimes use small pieces of equipment in the class such as soft balls, resistance bands and rings. In this way, we achieve a toned and aligned body. I teach mixed-ability classes, within which I guide each person individually to attain their personal best.
I specialise in orthopaedic Pilates and strengthening the pelvic floor. My other qualifications are in Garuda, Pilates fusion (barre/yoga/Pilates) and I am also a ASA swimming instructor.
Call Nancy on 07881 941 360 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
“Until I attended Nancy’s class, I never knew there were so many different ways to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, and what’s more the gluts get a super workout, so by training these muscles not only am I preventing any problems later in life, but I am also getting a pert bottom – what’s not to like!” Jayne
“Pilates is definitely not just for girls. Nancy is a natural teacher and has worked tirelessly to improve my flexibility and core strength to alleviate my lower-back pain. Somehow she’s able to tailor her classes to cater for my needs while also targeting areas that others in the group need to work on. I’ve been coming for a year now but my body feels ten years younger!”