Pilates is an exercise system that focuses on stretching and strengthening the whole body to improve balance, muscle-strength, flexibility and posture. It was created by German-born Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s and incorporates elements of yoga, martial arts and Western forms of exercise.
“In 10 sessions, you feel better, 20 sessions you look better, 30 sessions you have a completely new body.” Joseph Pilates.
Beginners Pilates is a mat based Pilates class for those totally new to Pilates. The basic key principles of Pilates are covered at the start of every six week block, and the exercises chosen are of a level appropriate for complete beginners. The key principles of Pilates are control, breath, concentration, flow, centering, and precision. The exercises chosen are changed each block, and apparatus is used from time to time to keep the routine fresh. The instructor works closely with each individual to ensure understanding of a neutral spine and how to set the core abdominal muscles for maximum benefit for the participant. The classes can be purchased in six week blocks on block by block basis, and run in line with school holidays; or can be purchased on a pay as you go basis (subject to availability).
We have dedicated beginners’ classes on Mondays in Ware at 7pm, Tuesdays in Harlow at 7pm and Wednesdays in Harlow at 8pm. Please check out our classes page for full details and venue info.
A six week block costs £45, and we run a holiday system. If clients let us know at the point of payment that they cannot attend any classes in the block, we will only charge for the classes used. However, there is no refund or carrying over of classes missed due to sickness etc once the block has started. We don’t mind clients attending a different class one week of needed, or they are welcome to “make a class up” by coming twice in one week, as long as it is within the same block.
Pay as you go is £8.50 per class, payable in advance online (subject to availability).
UPDATE: due to the Corona Virus Pandemic, all our classes are currently being delivered Online – see our BeBody Online page for more details. We offer a simple online subscription package of £25 per month, allowing you unlimited access to our full timetable of live streamed and recorded Pilates classes.