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PILATES

PILATES

Derived from ancient Yoga Asanas, the Pilate s(originally named Contrology) exercise system was formulated by Joseph Pilates. Joseph Pilates devised a series of exercise and training techniques, specifications and engineered equipment to teach his methods correctly and safely. The Pilates method of exercise is a unique system of stretching and strengthening resulting in a body that is stronger and better balanced.

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

ABOUT THE CLASSES

Pilates is an extremely safe form of exercise recommended by many medical specialists. The core fundamentals of the pilates method are based upon a thorough understanding of the anatomy of the human body.

The classes are mostly performed standing or lying down on the mat, sometimes using small pieces of equipment or sitting on a ball. It is your own body working against gravity that provides the biggest challenge.

Each class lasts up to 60 minutes although this can vary for small groups and private sessions.

There are a maximum 12 spaces allocated for each group class – it’s always advisable to book via email or phone to ensure you secure a place. Alternatively, you can arrange for 1-2-1 classes. These can be perfect for beginners to gain more understanding of the pilates principles before entering a class environment.

TIMETABLE

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9:00 am

Pilates

Pilates with Candice Morton

9:00 am to 10:00 am

CLASS PRICES – 1 hour per class

  • Drop in

  • £10
  • Per single 1 hour session - places are limited so please arrive in good time

THE ACTIVE8 TEAM

Your pilates instructor is:

  • 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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 

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