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Pilates mat classes start at Widcombe Social Club in April.

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Pilates in Widcombe, Bath

Pilates Mat Classes start in Widcombe Bath

New mat classes start on Wednesday April 13th at the newly opened Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill, Bath.

12.30pm   Lunchtime Express Class

18.15pm   Evening Class

All mats and equipment are provided.  The classes cost £10 each for a term of 4 to 6 weeks in length paid in advance to secure your mat.

It’s a fabulous venue with floor to ceiling windows over looking the canal on the first floor. Come along and bring a friend.

 Click here for new Widcombe Social Club website with location details.

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Welcome 2016

It’s another New Year. Classes begin again from Monday January 11th, 2016.

Like everything, the more you do,  the more benefit you get from Pilates.  Pilates strenghtens the core muscles of the body, which are the deep muscles of the back, abdomen, and pelvic floor. These are the muscles we rely on to support a strong, supple back, good posture, and efficient movement patterns. When the core is strong, the frame of the body is supported. This means the neck and shoulders can relax, and the rest of the muscles and joints are freed to do their jobs — and not more.

It trains the body as an integrated whole. Pilates workouts promote strength and balanced muscle development as well as flexibility and increased range of motion for the joints.  It can help with flexibility, improve posture and help you to relax.

Attention to core support and full-body fitness — including the breath and the mind — provide a level of integrative fitness that is hard to find elsewhere. It is also the reason that Pilates is so popular in rehab scenarios, as well as with athletes and sportsmen and women who find that Pilates is a great foundation for any kind of movement they do.

What I love about Pilates is that is is for everyone. Whether you are a senior just starting to exercise, an elite athlete or somewhere in between, the foundations of Pilates movement apply to you. Building from core strength, focusing on proper alignment, and a body/mind integrative approach make Pilates accessible to all. With thousands of possible exercises and modifications, Pilates workouts can be tailored to individual needs.

So it’s a New Year, if you are attending regularly, practice a little more at home. If you are thinking of starting Pilates, come along and try a class.

See you soon,

Warm wishes

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