Pilates for Absolute Beginners - Free Taster
This Pilates free taster is suitable for beginners or those who have had a break from regular practice.

During the class we will review body alignment, breath and core control. We will perform exercises that allow us to stabilise through the pelvis and shoulder girdle and practice breathing patterns to aid strengthening through the whole core.

There will be an opportunity to improve balance from both a standing, seated and lying position as well as revisiting the six principles of Pilates namely: concentration, control, centre, flow, precision and breathing. This class will focus on core strength and train the body as an integrated whole to see improvements in flexibility and mobility through the joints. Through dedicated practice, it is hoped that holistic benefits will be experienced to aid relaxation, general well-being and improved sleep.
Prosp User 3
Suitable for all levels, this course will both develop and refresh your Pilates skills and help you to build and maintain your form, mobility and strength.

The exercises will progress as the course continues, dependent upon your individual ability. Participants are encouraged to work within their own range of movement.
Prosp User 4
Please bring your own water bottle and hand sanitiser and sanitiser wipes to each session for your own personal space. For comfort, you may wish to exercise on a mat which can be purchased for £5 - £10 and also have a small towel or cushion. A resistance band can be incorporated into the exercises and provides an opportunity to explore working within a deeper range, particularly with regard to hip and spine mobility. A light resistance band is recommended, normally red, and costs approximately £5. Prosp User 5
There is a large carpark at the back of the Folk Hall.

Before starting any exercise programme, it’s advisable to seek advice from your GP or a health professional if you have any health concerns, such as a health condition or an injury. As we are not qualified healthcare professionals, by participating in one of our courses you agree to take full responsibility for your own health, wellbeing and safety.

If you have any health problems or difficulties that you suffer from which you feel may impact on your ability to participate in this class please email york.learning@york.gov.uk with the class you will be attending (title/code/tutor) and we will forward this onto the relevant tutor who will, if they feel it appropriate, contact you before your first class to discuss this with you.
Prosp User 6

COVID classroom safety

COVID classroom safety
When attending a face to face course, learners and staff will be expected to conform with the COVID-19 guidance in place at each venue. When attending a face to face course, learners and staff will be expected to conform with the COVID-19 guidance in place at each venue.
This may include using face coverings, cleaning your own work area and bringing your own refreshments etc. and will reflect the national COVID-19 guidance at the time. This may include using face coverings, cleaning your own work area and bringing your own refreshments etc. and will reflect the national COVID-19 guidance at the time.
We ask that you please bring your own hand sanitiser and sanitiser wipes to each session for your own personal space. We ask that you please bring your own hand sanitiser and sanitiser wipes to each session for your own personal space.
We would ask all learners and staff to take a Lateral Flow Test prior to attending each session of a course. Please note, we cannot enforce testing and it cannot be assumed that all learners will have complied with this request. We would ask all learners and staff to take a Lateral Flow Test prior to attending each session of a course. Please note, we cannot enforce testing and it cannot be assumed that all learners will have complied with this request.
Click here to view more information about testing options on the CYC website: Symptom-free coronavirus testing – City of York Council. Click here to view more information about testing options on the CYC website: Symptom-free coronavirus testing – City of York Council.
In the same way, we would recommend that staff and learners take up the offer of their vaccine, but we are unable to enforce this and it cannot be assumed that all learners or staff will have accepted the offer. In the same way, we would recommend that staff and learners take up the offer of their vaccine, but we are unable to enforce this and it cannot be assumed that all learners or staff will have accepted the offer.
Face-to-face delivery may need to switch to online delivery if COVID-19 guidelines change at short notice. Please note that refunds cannot be given if this situation occurs. Face-to-face delivery may need to switch to online delivery if COVID-19 guidelines change at short notice. Please note that refunds cannot be given if this situation occurs.

Learners who live in devolved authorities

Learners who live in devolved authorities
York Learning receives government funding which allows us to offer courses at a lower cost. The guidelines relating to devolution means that we cannot apply this funding to learners who live in devolved areas such as the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. York Learning receives government funding which allows us to offer courses at a lower cost. The guidelines relating to devolution means that we cannot apply this funding to learners who live in devolved areas such as the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
If you live in one of these areas we would recommend that , before committing to a course with York Learning, you explore options to study the course in your local area. If you live in one of these areas we would recommend that , before committing to a course with York Learning, you explore options to study the course in your local area.
If you would prefer to continue your learning with York Learning please note that the price of the course could be double the advertised cost. If you would prefer to continue your learning with York Learning please note that the price of the course could be double the advertised cost.
In this case, please contact us on 01904 554277 to complete your enrolment. In this case, please contact us on 01904 554277 to complete your enrolment.
BT1/AU4
20/09/2021
20/09/2021
20:15 - 21:00
Monday
0.75 hrs per wk
1 weeks
Linda Perry
0.00
Free