|Joseph Pilates taking his students through a Body Contrology class, the precursor to modern-day Pilates|
I'm starting a mat-based mixed level Pilates class in Walthamstow on Saturday 6 April.
Classes will be one hour long and held at Church Hill Studios in Walthamstow.
No need to bring any equipment – I'll have everything available at the venue. However, comfortable clothing is a good idea so you can move without restrictions. A willingness to have a laugh is also recommended as this is excellent for abdominal strength – pilates doesn't have to be deadly serious!
The Pilates method is a form of exercise that stretches, strengthens, mobilises and stabilises the body all in one go. The result will literally make you taller since pilates promotes perfect postural alignment, which will also eliminate excess tension and strain on your joints, helping to prevent injury.
Potential side effects: happiness!
Place: Studio 1, Church Hill Studios, Stainforth Road, E17 3RY
Time: Saturdays 9.00-10.00
Price: £10 per lesson or £45 for a block of 5 (valid 8 weeks). Cash or cheque.
I teach a mixed level yoga class in the same studio immediately after the pilates lesson. If you're up for a double-whammy, you're more than welcome to join in!