Gráinne’s classes involve working with Pilates breath-work focusing on core stability and connection, working through a repertoire of Pilates movements taking the body safely through all its planes of movement working in a flowing manner with precision, concentration and control.
Classes are suitable for all levels of ability and experience as Gráinne takes you through a Pilates programme offering various levels to each exercise enabling everyone to work safely and effectively.
Originally known as Contrology the Pilates exercise regime originates from the First World War and later work of the late Joseph H Pilates and Pilates has been honed and developed to incorporate modern scientific knowledge about the body. Stretches and short periods of relaxation are included in Gráinne’s sessions to give the body an all-round workout and promote a sense of well-being.
Benefits of Pilates
The benefits of Pilates include:-
- Core strength and stability
- Improved posture, flexibility and strength
- Decreased back pain
- Recomended by doctors, physiotherapists an other medical professionals
- Heightened body awareness and mindfulness of movement
- Greater ease of movement
- Improved stamina
- Improved co-ordination
- Exercising whilst decreasing impact on the joints
- Improved efficiency of lungs and cardio-vascular system
- Compliments other exercise, sport and yoga
Philisophy of Pilates
Pilates is “intelligent” exercise combining mind and body work with flowing, balanced movements which strengthen the body whilst enabling physical movement with greater ease. Pilates moves the body with precision through all its planes of movement combining moving with the breath, concentration, control, precision and flow. Gráinne takes a mind-body approach to Pilates believing the practice of Pilates to reduce stress, improve mental focus and sense of wellbeing in addition to its physical benefits.
Classes take place at…
Bamboo Yoga Centre, Nottingham – Tuesday evening Pilates and Yoga
Nottingham Playhouse – Wednesday morning Pilates (contact the Playhouse for next sequence dates)
David Lloyd West Bridgford – Wednesday evening Pilates (members only)
St John’s Church Hall Nottingham – Thursday morning Pilates and yoga