The different Levels
All the classes are designed to give your the opportunity to work at your own pace and capability. This also means that it is possible to start during the course of the year, provided that there are places available.
The classes are developed around the following levels of increasing difficulty:
- Mixed ability
Further The Bodylabs offers 2 specialty classes:
- Pilates for Bad Back
- Pilates for Men
Introduction to Pilates, starting with the basic positions. The class aims to improve Range of Motion, flexibility and posture through Pilates based exercises. The class will increasingly implement the Pilates system principles in exercises and daily activities.
Mixed Ability course:
This class is accessible for both absolute beginners and those who have do Pilates before (either recently or in the past). During this class some new harder exercises will be introduced, but explained in a little more detail for those who are new to Pilates. The class will offer more options to give all participants an opportunity to push themselves. Some of the participants to the Advanced class use these (or beginner) classes as a second class to help them progress the technique quicker.
Building on the techniques of the beginner/mixed course, we will explore the next level of exercises. Some of the original Pilates exercises will be introduced at a slow pace, further improving body awareness and strength.
Throughout the year will we build-up to/ follow the original Pilates exercises as developed and sequenced by the master himself.
Although people of all backgrounds are welcome in all classes, the exercises for this class are chosen with "Bad Backs" in mind. Exercises will not progress when contra-indicated for this group. During the course, more information will be given to the participants for implementation outside the class.
Pilates for Men:
Pilates originally trained men, having a background as boxer and wrestler himself. And although men are welcome in all the classes, this class is designed for them. It gives us the opportunity to focus a little bit more on the strength exercises and to improve flexibility. Pilates can help support training for a lot of other sports like soccer, rugby, cricket and golf and is now used as part of the training routine by athletes at competing at world level.