Group Pilates Classes
When: Thursdays at 10.45am
Duration: 60 minutes
Dates: Thursdays : 10, 17, 24, & 1, 8, 15, 22 Oct 2020
Where: Currently running classes virtually via a video-conferencing tool called Zoom due to the Corona virus
Normal venue: The Salvation Army, Leyton Green, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2TG
What To Expect From Your Pilates Class…
This is a half term course of Pilates and restorative movement based classes suitable for ANYONE who wants to release, move and strengthen their body. Whether you are a budding athlete, have never exercised before, you have an injury or want to improve your posture Pilates will benefit you. Through deep, simple and precise movements and gentle releases we will alleviate postural based tension, mobilise your body, improve your balance, increase your flexibility, as well as strengthening and toning your body. After the class you wil l feel both relaxed and like you have worked out. The classes are 60 minutes long.
The classes incorporate seated, standing and floor work. They utilise a lot of small equipment such as massage balls, fascial release balls, therabands, wobble cushions, overballs and foam rollers so that the classes are varied, interesting and fun.
Best of all, it is a lovely opportunity to have some time and space for you away from your busy routine.
NOTE: Due to the Corona virus all classes are being taught virtually using a video conferencing tool called zoom. As well as the class I will provide you with a pre-recorded Pilates class each week which will be uploaded to the All Members Area.
Your Pilates Course
Sign up to this 7 week course.
Join The Waiting List
Our classes are open to 10 people per course to ensure you get lots of individual attention. Therefore, if you weren’t able to secure your space this half-term, please join our waiting list to be notified of any future availability.
How many spaces are there in the Pilates class? There will be 8-10 places in the class to ensure you get lots of individual attention.
How long is the Pilates course and when does it run? The course runs in half term blocks and runs in term time only.
What do I wear to the Pilates class? Please wear comfortable clothing including socks.
What do I need to bring to the Pilates class? Please bring some water.
My own experience with chronic pain caused by congenital hip disorder and leading to acute osteoarthritis and experiencing the relief that Pilates gave me, inspired me to train to be a Pilates teacher. I initially wanted to deepen my knowledge about my own body but soon realised I was deeply passionate about helping others experience the benefits of Pilates and restorative movement. Pilates is so simple but often overlooked as a form of preventative care and rehabilitation. I trained with Allison Swan, founding member of the Pilates Foundation and Independent Pilates Teaching Association, gaining a Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates. This was no mean feat as it involved 594 hours of lectures, home study, practical training and teaching practice whilst working full time in London and being a first-time mum. I know, what an achievement, right? This comprehensive training has provided me with a deep understanding of anatomy and physiology, health and fitness, Pilates matwork including Joseph Pilates’ original repertoire and more modern-day pre-Pilates. It has also provided me with extensive knowledge of working with those rehabilitating, older adults and pre and postnatal women. My training covered most common pathologies and I have had many successes working with clients with conditions such as unexplained back pain, arthritis, spinal disc injury, scoliosis, hypermobility, neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s and mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. Most importantly, I am so fascinated by my work that I am always striving to learn more be it through listening to my clients, training, reading, or collaborating with other health professionals.
Destress and practice mindful breathing
Regain stability and strength
Release postural tensions & learn techniques to improve your posture and alignment
Improve your balance
Practice integrating pilates into your everyday movement patterns
Connect with your pelvic floor and deep abdominals. Learn how to both release and strengthen them
Move your body
Increase your energy levels
Tackle those aches and pains caused by our modern busy lives
Learn more about your body
I’ve been attending Angela’s weekly Pilates & Restorative Movement For All class since September and I’ve really noticed the difference! The knots and tension in my neck, shoulder and back have significantly decreased and I’m getting less pain in my hip flexors. I find the hour really relaxing but fun too. And I’m learning so much about how to move my body outside of class to address anything niggly that comes up during the week.
I was advised by rheumatology to take up yoga or pilates. Angela was recommended to me. I was very sceptical but I went along. I was made to feel at ease and alternatives were always provided for me when I was unable to manage something. It definitely helps me ….and I enjoy it! I was then given a massage by James and the relief that this gives me is incredible. They are an incredible team and genuinely care….I couldn’t do without either now!
Truly amazing Pilates classes! A bespoke service with helpful, knowledgeable teachers. Wouldn’t go anywhere else!
I attend Angela’s Pilates Class at Crabtree School and highly recommend it. Angela is so knowledgeable and communicates her expertise in a way those with little technical knowledge of anatomy can understand easily. Each week brings a new challenge, but Angela gives you confidence in your own ability, adapting exercises depending strength and range of movement. After an hour, I feel like I have worked every muscle in my body and feel invigorated and refreshed. I will certainly be signing up for another term