Pilates

Pilates is a body conditioning programme which helps build strength, flexibility, control and endurance – emphasising alignment, breath and development of a strong core.

Book early to secure your place – you won’t regret it!

NB: Certain health problems could preclude participation in classesAll new bookings will be subject to verbal screening from the instructor before being accepted on a course.

Beginners
This course will introduce Pilates principles during the first sessions and then will cover basic Pilates exercises thereafter.

Beginners/Improvers
Basic exercises with more advanced options for those who have been studying Pilates for longer.  Pilates principles will be reviewed in the first session.

Improvers Pilates
Suitable for those who have been at beginners’ level for more than three terms or by agreement with the class teacher. The programme offers a mixture of basic Pilates exercises with progressions to take students up to intermediate level exercises.

Intermediate Pilates
These classes are suitable for students without injuries and illnesses and by agreement with the class teacher.

Pilates health questionnaire

The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living Pilates Tutors:

Amanda Brosnan Body Control Pilates, Level 4 Specialist Instructor, Back4Good Practitioner; BackCare Professional

Sherryl Chatfield, APPI Certified Instructor

Hannah Ford, Body Control Pilates, Intermediate Matwork, Pilates for Runners and Bone Health

Rachel Luck Body Control Pilates, Modern Pilates I, II & III, “Safe Spine” Pilates Practitioner, Gordon Thomson’s Body Control Reformer, Cadillac and Wundachair

Hilary Tucker, Body Control Pilates

The following Pilates classes will be held at the Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living.

 

Pilates classes are being held at the Letchworth Centre with COVID-secure safety guidelines in place. Strict hygiene measures will be adhered to in the building, with hand-sanitisers, scrupulous cleaning and social distancing in place.  Further details will be sent to you regarding what you can expect after you have enrolled on the course.

Download the NHS Test and Trace App before coming to the Centre as you will need to scan the QR code before entering the buildings.

 

Hannah Ford – No classes on 26 and 27 October.

Sherryl Chatfield – No Class on 8 December

New class – Pilates with Sherryl Chatfield

During these mixed ability classes you will learn how to engage your core muscles to do progressively more challenging exercises. You will be facilitated to go at your own pace and at a level you are comfortable with. Any movement limitations or injuries will be accommodated within the class.  More about Sherryl here.

Pilates registration form

No Class on 8 December

The following Pilates classes will continue to be run online using Zoom.

Rachel Luck – no classes w/c 26 October

Hannah Ford – no classes w/c 26 October

Online Pilates on the Ball

The exercise ball is a wonderful Pilates tool for improving core strength and developing the abdominal and back muscles. Exercising ‘on the ball’ – which continually moves slightly beneath you as you work – can also increase overall flexibility and mobility. And it’s such fun to do!  (You will need to provide your own ball.)

Tutor: Rachel Luck Body Control Pilates, Modern Pilates I, II & III, “Safe Spine” Pilates Practitioner, Gordon Thomson’s Body Control Reformer, Cadillac and Wundachair

No class on 27 October