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Group Classes

When: Thursdays at 10.45am

Duration: 60 minutes

Dates: Thursdays : 19 & 26 Sept,  3, 10, 17, 24 Oct 2019

Where: The Girl Guide Hut, 4 Townsend Lane, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2QE

What To Expect…

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.

 Your Course


Sign up to this 6 week course. 

You can also purchase an equipment bundle so you can practice your exercises at home for a discounted rate of £30.

Cost: £90

 FAQs


How many spaces are there in the class? 
There will be 8-10 places in the class to ensure you get lots of individual attention.

How long is the course and when does it run? The course runs in half term blocks and runs in term time only.

What do I wear to class? Please wear comfortable clothing including socks. 

What do I need to bring to class? Please bring some water.

 Our Expertise 


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.

Benefits

 Have some time to focus on you

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

 Strengthen and tone your body

 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

Angela’s classes are relaxed and inclusive. She adjusts the exercises so you can work at your own level. She explains the exercises well and tells you what area of the body they are working and what you should be feeling. I’ve done two terms and I intend to continue doing pilates with Angela. Kalli Armiger

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 Lisa Robson

Really finding the pilates beginner classes a help in stretching and strengthening my body. Angela able to advise on particular issues and adjust exercises accordingly. Pat Docker