The Pilates movements are performed in a controlled, precise way to ensure good technique.
Zanna runs small group Pilates classes in Hertfordshire covering the areas around Stotfold, Royston, Hitchin, Baldock and Letchworth. You may choose a small class of 8 people or a larger group of maximum 14 people.
Who is Pilates for?
•People who want to improve muscle tone and posture for a longer, leaner appearance
•People recovering from, or wishing to prevent, back pain
•People who want to develop suppleness & muscle strength
•People who want to enhance other sporting activities and exercise in a way to prevent injury
•People who wish to boost confidence and general health
•People who need to encourage relaxation
and relieve stress
It is important to be in a class of the correct level to facilitate your progression. The classes are run as short courses of 5-7 weeks.
Introduction to Pilates:
At the Introduction Classes you will find out how to improve your posture, engage your core muscles correctly and practice some fundamental Pilates moves, which will prepare you for the Beginner Classes.
If you would like to join a beginner course you may need to attend a six week introduction course first.
In the beginner mat work class you will master the Pilates principles and basic exercises.
Improver , Intermediate and Advanced Pilates:
The improver and intermediate classes will challenge you further. You will be able to progress to more challenging levels of the exercises learnt in the beginner classes and learn additional moves. Additional challenge will be provided with the use of small pieces of equipment such as a resistance band, the stability roll, pilates over-ball, fit ball and magic circle. In the intermediate and advanced classes, more Classic Pilates moves are introduced when appropriate.
Individual or Private Group Classes:
Individual or small group sessions will provide you with extra attention to specific needs or stretch you towards achieving more advanced Pilates exercises.
Pilates classes near Royston:
ESSE Retail and Therapy
Pilates classes Stotfold (easy to reach for people in Letchworth and Baldock):
The Memorial Hall
The Roecroft Centre,
Stotfold, SG5 4NE
The Salvation Army
10 Church Rd
Fairfield Park Lower School
Hitchin, , Hertfordshire
"Zanna's friendly classes are brilliant, with a structured programme to suit all levels."
Pilates classes at 4 venues in Stotfold & 1 venue near Royston.
More effective core muscles, which will strengthen your back and firm and flatten your abdominals
Pilates is your route to:
A rebalanced body with improved posture helping relieve stress and tension
Reduced risk of strain or injury and improved general health
Improved muscle tone and function promoting good joint mobility
A positive body image with good body awareness, providing a boost to your confidence
Spine Twist with Magic Circle: Mobilises the thoracic spine, working the muscles around the waist. A gentle controlled squeeze with the ring works the arms and chest, whilst challenging shoulder girdle stability.
Swimming on Hands and Knees: It is important to be in optimum body alignment before starting your exercise.
Hamstring Stretch: Stretching the back of the thigh with the assistance of the band, whilst keeping the torso stable. Short, tight hamstring muscles restrict flexibility and may increase the risk of lower back pain.
Advanced Swimming on Hands and Knees: Challenges the stability of the spine, pelvis and shoulder girdle whilst moving opposite arms and legs.
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