The Trustees of Rowsley Village Hall are delighted to announce that a new pilates class, which started in early March has been well received.
The classes are held in the main hall on Wednesday evenings, from 6-7pm. The cost is £9 per person per session (on a pay-as-you-go basis).
Suitable for beginners and improvers, Theresa teaches mat-based classes using a layering method. Starting with a basic exercise, she builds on the basic movement to ensure practice best form and technique as her groups approach more intermediate level variations.
Pilates is most beneficial when performed in good skeletal alignment and with correct core engagement. Once the basics are covered, Theresa starts to increase the pace, intensity, and duration of the movements, often using small equipment to increase the challenge.
Theresa, who runs Peak District Pilates across the region, teaches Mat Pilates, Chair Pilates, Standing Pilates, Barre Pilates and one-to-one sessions. Group classes are a great way to achieve consistency of Pilates practice and one-to-one sessions can be developed to focus on aspects of posture and function.
Theresa has a specialist qualification in ‘Pilates for Older Adults’, which looks at the way the body ages and how this affects exercise capabilities and experience working with illnesses such as Parkinson’s, Addisons, Scheuermanns, hip and knee replacements, frozen shoulders, scoliosis and arthritis.
Her teaching is inspired by her physio-led training with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute, and her belief in Pilates as a rehabilitative exercise. Pilates itself originated with Joseph Pilates and it was his intention to create a method that corrects movement dysfunction within the body. Modern approaches have adapted Joseph’s method to make it more suitable for modern bodies.