These classes run on demand, generally monthly and are listed via the on-line booking system under CLASSES.
All classes cost $22.
You can pay for any of these classes using your current class pack.
There is maximum of 8 per class so bookings are essential and they run for 1 hour.
No prior knowledge of Pilates necessary.
You will need to wear your exercise gear, clean socks, bring two towels and your drink bottle. Note, no shoes are needed for the foot classes however it’s good to let me see if your shoes are wearing more in one spot.
Pelvic Floor – from Zero to Fitness (Part 1 and 2)
We are very excited to present the research and work of Julie Wiebe, BSc, MPT who has over nineteen years of clinical experience in both Sports Medicine and Women’s Health.
Some of her findings which may surprise many of you:
– Holding our abdominals in has created major pelvic floor dysfunction
– A strong and active pelvic floor doesn’t mean a coordinated “core”. These people still leak. Generally it’s fit people who over train their abdominals. They can also suffer from pelvic pain, constipation, painful sex or pain inserting a tampon
– Posture has a major influence over the correct functioning of the pelvic floor
– The way we breath has a major influence over the functioning on the pelvic floor
– Those with a flat back and no bum are more likely to have pelvic floor dysfunction rather than those with a lordosis or curved lower back
– Pelvic floor dysfunction often occurs in females as they go through puberty when the pelvis widens and a girl starts to develop breasts, not just after pregnancy
– We have only have had Kegel exercises up to now for pelvic floor training which does not cope with the changing pressure in the abdomen
– We need to teach our pelvic floor how to deal with pressure brought on by a cough, sneeze or a jump
– We need to teach our pelvic floor to bounce!
EVEN IF YOU DON’T THINK YOU HAVE A PROBLEM YOU WILL CERTAINLY BENEFIT FROM ATTENDING THESE WORKSHOPS!!!!
Please pass this email on to your family and friends. It’s not just for women!! I will adapt it for the men as necessary.
Part 1 focuses on the basics, then Part 2 allows you to come back once you have mastered the basics and start to really challenge your mind and body with harder exercises.
Looking forward to sharing this latest research and exercises with you!!
“Your Poor feet!” (Part 1 and 2)
You generally don’t have to look at them. People don’t often see them but when they do, you may cringe because they might smell or they are just ugly.
Feet don’t have to be ugly but like any other part of your body you do need to look after them before it’s too late. Too late for what? Pain, injury and deformity. Wouldn’t you rather look after your feet now and not have to deal with possibly needing surgery later on in life?
So even if you think you’d rather spend your time doing other forms of training, the good news is that once I teach you these stretch and strengthen techniques you can incorporate them into your day without taking up too much time.
The objective of the workshop is to help you realise how important your feet are in relation to quality of life and the impact they can have on your whole body.
Whether there is something you are currently managing or not, you do not want to neglect your feet. Those of us who have had something wrong with our feet do understand the importance of looking after them.
Did you know that your knee, hip and back pain could be coming from your feet?
Always battling with tight calves and hamstrings? Pressure point release work via your feet may be the answer.
The workshop takes you through massage and release work and a number of take home exercises to address a wide variety of foot conditions all with the aim of stretching and strengthening the intrinsic muscles of the feet.
All balls and bands are available for purchase from the studio.
So show your interest in your feet and book in now!!
Part 2 will take you harder methods of release and exercise once you have prepared your feet from workshop 1. Also I will explore the foot and lower leg relationship, conditions that arise and how to manage them through another series of exercises.