This class is based on body weight exercises drawn from pilates, yoga and fitness and incorporates small hand weights, thera bands the large fit ball among other equipment. Classes will keep you moving through each exercise featuring high repetitions followed by a short recovery time. The class at times will be built around 4 sets of 3-4 exercises completed one after the other for 60 – 30 secs with a short recovery time. During the class you will work the whole body, including legs, abdominals, back and arms. These classes are based on building lean strong musculature whilst having the added benefit of burning a high number of calories in a time effective manner. There will be no running in these classes but you will work hard bringing in a great level of cardiovascular fitness. The class will keep you moving ensuring you burn those excess calories whilst making you super strong from head to toe. All movements can be modified to suit your strength and flexibility level. Be on time or you will miss the session!
This class will alternate its focus from week to week. Week 1 Wednesday will focus on Legs and Abdominals and on Thursday the class will focus on Arms, Back and Gluteals. In Week 2 the focus will swap and continue to alternate from week to week. This allows you to get a whole body work out each week if you are pushed for time or for those who can only make it once a week it makes sure over a 2 week period you are strengthening the whole body in a balanced way. The class will be paced with a constant rhythm making the most of the 30 mins. The use of the slider, thera bands, small hand weights, pilates ring and other small equipment will be used though out the lesson. The class will be designed with intense bursts of work creating that “Burn Feel”. Many exercises will be utilised in this class to keep it different and give you the ability to work consistantly throughout. Please be sure to book into these classes online as there are limited places available.
1 hour classes.
All yoga and pilates classes are aimed at developing strength, flexibility, and balance of mind and body. All classes connect yoga postures and pilates exercises to the breath creating a fluid transition from one pose to another developing awareness of body, breath and mind.
Gentle Yoga and Core is aimed at the beginner or those simply wanting a more gentle yoga practice.It is aimed at calming the mind; developing strength and flexibility whilst increasing range of movement through the joints. This class offers you time to calm the mind and body and refresh your outlook on life. Students will be weight bearing on feet, knees and wrists. The class ends in savasana – relaxation. If you have a Yoga bolster bring it along to this class!!
Pilates Mat 1 features the foundations of the Pilates method of exercise on the mat. Mat 1 focuses on teaching breathing principals, developing pelvic stability and increasing strength in the deep abdominal muscles. Exercises are aimed at improving body awareness, posture, flexibility and strength. A wide variety of mat exercises are practiced in flowing sequences. This class is suitable for all ages and is great for those 50+ (but not limited to) who can still get onto the floor.
Pilates Mat 1 and 2follows from Mat 1 developing strong and long muscles, while maintaining a focus on core stability. A faster pace class building on the repertoire of exercises in Mat 1 and introducing the use of small props are used adding another dimension of challenge for participants. Mat 2 exercises are an intermediate group of classes designed for experienced beginners ready for progressive workouts. This class will feature inversion exercises and at time will be weight bearing on hands and knees.
Pilates Mat 1 and 2 follows from Mat 1 developing strong and long muscles, while maintaining a focus on core stability. A faster pace strong class building on the repertoire of exercises in Mat 1 and introducing the use of small props are used adding another dimension of challenge for participants. Mat 2 exercises are an intermediate class designed for experienced beginners ready for progressive flowing workouts always featuring new and challenging moves. This class will feature inversion exercises and at time will be weight bearing on hands and knees. It features a great arm strengthening workout with small hand weights or use of the thera bands, to increase muscle strength, endurance and tone – a great upper body workout for women! Come and try this fun class.
Stretch Roll Release
Stretch Roll and Release is a unique class focusing on lengthening not only tight muscles but also influencing the fascia or connective tissue which is really what defines our bodies shape and our ability or inability to move with ease. A well functioning and developed network of connective tissue means a healthy, functional, movable and pain free body. In this class you will use the foam roller, massage balls, and dowels to release the myofacial structure in the body. Various methods of stretching too will be utilised throughout the class to influence the connective structures throughout the body. Stretch methods from Pilates, Yoga, Yin Yoga, PNF stretching, and other scientific methods of stretch will be used where appropriate.You will also be working through ranges of functional movement often like a flow or limber into stretches. Myofascial self-massage techniques combined with functional movement and specific stretches attempts to fundamentally influence the body’s biomechanical efficiency to produce a well functioning body.
Each week will focus on a particular body part or specific end stretch. For example one week may focus on wide leg forward bending, another on narrow leg forward bending , another on thoracic mobility and thoracic bridge, side of body or simply arms.
Note: All classes are not designed for those with acute injuries or health conditions. Please talk to Anna if you have a specific concern or are pregnant and together you can discuss what might be the best option for you to take on your personal journey.
TERM DATES Classes are offered in Public School Term time only.
Term 1 Dates 2018 : Classes run from Monday 29 January – Friday 13 April 2018 (11 weeks)
Term 2 Dates 2018: Classes run from Monday 30 April – Friday 6 July 2018. (10 weeks)
Term 3 Dates 2018: Classes run from Monday 23 July – Friday 28 September 2018. (10 weeks)
Term 4 Dates 2018: Classes run from Monday 15 October – Friday 14 December 2018. (9 weeks)