Normally one to go hand in hand, Pilates is often described as an extension of yoga when in fact it is its own form of exercise that we are pleased to offer at our center here in Leeds. Pilates exercise was developed by Joseph Pilates during the 20th Century as a method of improving physical and mental health. You can see how it can be pigeon holed under the same type of exercise as yoga as it was designed to improve the body’s core strength however Pilates focuses on toning the back, abdominal and pelvic muscles whilst at the same time improving flexibility, posture and general fitness.
Gelderd Road, Birstall, Batley WF17 9QD
|Weekdays||6.30 - 22.00|
|Weekends||8.00 - 20.00|
|Bank holidays||8.00 - 20.00|
Not focusing on de-stressing as such, Pilate’s classes train your mind to become aware of how your body works and looks to being about a physical and mental balance between the two. Rather than trying to pull away from being cast as an extension on yoga, the two actually complement each other with dual exercises that can be performed in both classes. The exercises can be beneficial to both men and women of all ages and fitness levels and can also be used during and after pregnancy under the guidance of a properly trained teacher.
As a fitness class that is designed for anybody, Pilates for beginners tailors techniques to suit different abilities when required. If you feel the thought of joining an exercise class is daunting then Pilates might be the sport for you as the helpful instructors will guide you and move you along at your own pace. You are not judged and you are not there to be in competition with anyone else so with gentle encouragement you could just find the right fitness program for you.
Pilate’s teachers will create exercise programs for specific needs and rates of progression so if you feel you are already at a high level of flexibility and fitness then advance Pilates may be better suited for your needs. If in doubt call our friendly staff who can advise you on which class would be better suited for your level of fitness. As Pilates improves co-ordination and balance, it is a popular choice for sports people, athletes and dancers. Whatever level you are at, and if you are looking for something to improve your core stability and flexibility then our Pilates classes maybe the right choice for you in taking the first steps to a healthier lifestyle.
Timetable for Pilates classes at the DW Fitness Leeds gym:
|Monday||20:10 - 20:55||Pilates||Natalie||Studio One|
|Thursday||11:30 - 12:30||Pilates||Natalie||Studio One|
|Friday||11:30 - 12:30||Yoga Pilates||Mark||Studio One|
|Saturday||12:15 - 13:15||Pilates||Rebecca||Studio One|
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