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PILATES

PILATES

Originally named Contrology, ‘Pilates’ is an exercise system formulated by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900’s. Pilates devised a series of exercise and training techniques, specifications and engineered equipment to teach his methods correctly and safely. His original practices have been developed and in some ways adapted over time to ensure the fundamental principles continue to benefit everyone, today.

The Pilates method of exercise is a unique system of stretching and strengthening resulting in a body that is stronger, well aligned and better balanced. It is a precise and intuitive way of moving that allows muscles to work in isolation and in perfect physical alignment without any stress or strain.

Pilates elicits tangible results whether undertaken as a sole activity or included to compliment and enhance a more varied exercise programme.

Pilates develops body awareness, improving and changing the body’s postural and alignment habits, also increasing flexibility and ease of movement.

THE BENEFITS OF PILATES

 

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ABOUT THE CLASSES

Pilates is suitable and beneficial for any shape, size, age and ability. Pilates is an extremely safe form of exercise recommended by many medical specialists. It is an invaluable and incredibly effect form of exercise for injury or operation pre and rehabilitation and can have great success improving many physical and neurological conditions.

We welcome you to join us at Active8 to enjoy Pilates on a 1:1 basis, by arrangement or by joining a class:

CLASS PRICES – 1 hour per class

  • Pay as you go for experienced

  • £10
  • Sunday 09:00-10:00. Previous experience required. Classes vary week to week to develop existing skills and learn new ones.

  • For those with previous experience
  • 6 week beginners' course

  • £45
  • or £10 drop in. Beginner class designed to progress over the 6 weeks focusing on introducing, learning and applying the principles of Pilates.

  • A great introduction for beginners
  • 6 week restorative Pilates with relaxation

  • £55
  • Or £12 drop in. Beginner/ mixed class designed to address the common stresses of daily life and their effects on the body. This class features a relaxation period to close where participants lie comfortably, lights dimmed, wrapped in blankets with lavender eye pillows and are led through a relaxation to ensure muscles release as much tension as possible and the mind has the opportunity to be quiet so that the whole body feels calm yet rejeuvenated at the end of the class.

  • A blissful way to end your day

TIMETABLE

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
9:00 am

Pilates

Pilates with Candice Morton

9:00 am to 10:00 am

£10 pay as you go

Previous experience required. Classes vary week to week to develop existing skills and learn new ones.

7:10 pm

Pilates

Pilates with Zoe van der Velden

7:10 pm to 7:55 pm

£45 for 6 weeks or £10 drop in

Beginner class designed to progress over the 6 weeks focusing on introducing, learning and applying the principles of Pilates.

8:00 pm

Pilates

Pilates with Zoe van der Velden

8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Restorative Pilates with Relaxation

£55 for 6 weeks or £12 drop in

Beginner/ mixed class designed to address the common stresses of daily life and their effects on the body. This class features a relaxation period to close where participants lie comfortably, lights dimmed, wrapped in blankets with lavender eye pillows and are led through a relaxation to ensure muscles release as much tension as possible and the mind has the opportunity to be quiet so that the whole body feels calm yet rejeuvenated at the end of the class. A blissful way to end your day.

THE ACTIVE8 TEAM

Your pilates instructors are:

  • Candice Morton

  • Yoga Instructor

Candice started her career in dance at the Bristol School of Dancing. She went on to secure a place as a junior and then senior associate before gaining a scholarship at age 16 to the Central School of Ballet in London.

She was introduced to Pilates while with the Vocational Ballet School as it was part of her daily regime along with Ballet and Contemporary Dance. After her vocational training, Candice went on to perform Ballet and Contemporary Dance with a number of companies in Europe.

After retiring from her professional dance career, Candice returned to Bristol where she studied to become a Yoga and Pilates Instructor, gaining a Teaching Diploma in Mat Fundamentals, Improver and Advanced Pilates. She has also undergone intense training in Pilates Apparatus. Candice has recently completed her teacher training in Ballet with The Royal Academy of Dance, and now teaches Ballet, Pilates and Yoga in fitness and physiotherapy centres around Bristol.

With over 20 years experience in the Dance industry and 16 years training and teaching in Yoga and Pilates.

Combined, Candice boasts more than 20 years experience in the dance industry and 16 years training and teaching in Yoga and Pilates. Her background as a dancer and knowledge through personal experience makes Candice an exceptional teacher and her classes unique.

  • Zoe van der Velden

  • Pilates Instructor

Zoe is trained to work with a variety of pathologies and conditions, for example, but not limited to:

  • Osteoporosis
  • stroke
  • multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s
  • Cancer,
  • Arthritis
  • Joint replacement
  • Pregnancy, pre- and post-natal.

Zoe’s Pilates training: The Physiotherapy and Pilates Rehabilitation Centre. Accredited and overseen by Alan Herdman who introduced the UK to Pilates in 1970. Alan was trained by and worked with the peers of Joseph Pilates himself!

Also see Zoe’s personal training profile

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 

Please call 0117 974 1852 or email info@active8fitness.com