Amanda Richard What my Classes can do for you!

EXTEND EXERCISES FOR THE OVER 60S

6-week block £30

These classes are lots of fun and provide a good social network for all who attend.  They are highly beneficial for anyone who is new  to an area and keen to make new friends or for those who live alone and enjoy company. You can be assured of a warm welcome.

Each class begins with a warm up which includes postural awareness.  Then each area of the body is worked in a gentle format.  Every session includes some seated work where we invariably use different props/equipment for fun and entertainment.
Small hand weights are used each week for a short space of time to maintain muscle strength (optional) and help improve co-ordination. Wear loose comfortable clothing and trainers. Sessions usually finish with some relaxing Chi -Gong* which has proved so popular I now finish every class with some easy to follow postures!  Many participants enjoy a get together over a well deserved cuppa after class.

 

*Chi Gong forms a part of traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  Whilst acupuncture and herbal medicine form the restorative aspect, Chi Gong forms both a preventative and restorative side of the system.  Under the principles of Chinese Medicine (Chi) is the animating life force that exists within and around everything.  Chi Gong - literally Chi exercise stimulates the flow of Chi in order to prevent ill health, and it can also be used as a restorative tool to enhance health benefits. 

 

These classes are pre-arranged in blocks - please contact me to confirm vacant slots and book your place.

REALISTIC PILATES

6-week block £42

A safe and effective form of exercise that will enable you to look and feel your very best!   It’s about core conditioning and strengthening muscles to improve posture, give flat lean abdominals, strong healthy backs, and total relaxation for the body and mind.  With regular practice an increased awareness of the body is achieved which can be taken into everyday life enabling movement without tension and pain.

At first glance it appears to be  a gentle and easy form of exercise; however its combination of strengthening and mobility moves can create a very intense and highly beneficial workout. High levels of fitness or great suppleness are not a prerequisite for Pilates.   In fact, Realistic Pilates enhances both of these conditions, whilst strengthening the "core muscles" within the torso.  
If a sports enthusiast, then pilates can help improve your game.  It also helps develop breathing control, and improved co-ordination. Realistic Pilates in particular pays attention to proper technique and classes are small to provide individual attention. 
 

The good news is that "Realistic Pilates" suits all ages and no previous experience is necessary.   Many people who suffer with remedial problems often find themselves pain free as a result of taking up Realistic Pilates.  Sometimes specific health problems are best suited to one to one sessions. Ante-natal and post-natal tuition can be provided.

 

These classes are pre-arranged and paid for in blocks - please contact me to confirm vacant slots.
 

PILATES FOR BUFF BONES

6-week block £42

PILATES for BUFF BONES®

 

Buff Bones is a medically-endorsed workout that combines Pilates with bone-strengthening and balance techniques to optimise the health and safety of your bones. The  workout follows a research-supported design of specifically sequenced exercises, making it an entire system of bone and joint health, rather than just a set of exercises.  Toning your arms, hips, back and abs, it also improves posture, is adaptable to varying levels and is safe for those with osteoporosis and osteopaenia. You must be currently mobile and able to get down and back up from floor level.

A course consists of an induction session (if you have not done Pilates before), followed by 6 weekly 1-hour classes. Please note that the final 15 minutes of each class is done standing, and uses small hand weights. Non-slip socks are required.

 

These classes are pre-arranged in blocks - please contact me to confirm vacant slots and book your place.

YOGA

6-week block £42

The most common translation of the Sanskrit word yoga is “union”. Yoga is a practice and a philosophy that originated in India 6000 years ago. Yoga works to develop every human faculty (physical, emotional and mental) to bring them together harmoniously.  Yoga has been described as a science of living. It combines physical movement and postures, basic and skilled breathing techniques and relaxation, Yoga stretches,strengthens, tones, aligns and improves the health of the body. Yoga enhances awareness of your body and breath, and can help you to develop a state of mental calm and emotional stability.

 

I teach Hatha Yoga and vary my classes each week. I focus on alignment and breathing in order to help release tension in the mind and body and to help participants to develop greater body intelligence.

 

Classes run for 1 hour. Please bring your own mat and blanket & props as required

 

These classes are pre-arranged in blocks - please contact me to confirm vacant slots and book your place.
 

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