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30 January 2024

Pilates develops controlled movement from a strong core and stabilisation. Precision and control are key to successful practice. You'll need to bring strong focus to your session to engage your body and mind. Check out Pilates classes at UC Rec & Sport.

A typical Pilates class

Every Pilates class involves 3 phases - preparatory, workout, and closing.

Preparatory phase

Focus on body and mind, establish correct alignment and positioning, develop correct breathing, and engage the core.

Workout phase

A balanced programme of exercise for the whole body. Many of the positions may feel similar to Core30 or yoga classes, but you will be asked to do shorter sets or repetitions, with more precision.

Closing phase

Reinforces the learning from the preparatory phase and may include some relaxation.

Benefits of Pilates
  • Improve your core or 'powerhouse' and overall posture
  • Improve your flexibility and joint mobility
  • Improve your muscular strength
At your first Pilates class

Arrive early. While each Pilates class caters to all levels, it's good to get there early your first time to meet the instructor and chat about how the class is going to work.

How often should you attend?

You can attend Pilates every day if you wanted to!

Check the timetable: Group Fitness and Specialty Course class times

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