Fitness Pilates



Class Type: Course (suitable for all levels – including beginners)

What is Fitness Pilates?

Fitness Pilates is a training option that focuses on the body as a human kinetic chain. By applying the fundamental Pilates technique and exercises Fitness Pilates aims to offset musculoskeletal imbalances.

The aim of Fitness Pilates is to identify basic postural imbalances and through Pilates based exercises:

  • Increase muscular balance and strength
  • Improve posture
  • Facilitate the ability to optimally function occupationally and recreationally
  • Improve Core and Back Strength

The Pilates technique focuses on strengthening the centre by relearning the mind and body to recruit core muscles. Basic Pilates involves finding and maintaining the neutral position during standing, prone and supine positions.

  • Contraction of the TA and pelvic floor
  • Maintaining stabilisation of the core muscles whilst being challenged by movement of the limbs
  • Increased flexibility and strength of the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine

Where does Fitness Pilates fit in with other Pilates programmes?

Fitness Pilates is a group exercise programme designed to enhance the posture, strength, balance and stability of a healthy adult. Fitness Pilates is based upon the teachings of Joseph Pilates and effective exercise prescription. It is not remedial, clinical or diagnostic in its approach but has its base firmly in group fitness.

Is Fitness Pilates suitable for everyone?

Fitness Pilates is a group exercise programme and is not designed for people who have a chronic back problem and who are currently having treatment with a Physiotherapist or Doctor or anyone who is pregnant. This exercise course is designed to enhance your overall fitness levels and should not replace your current aerobic based classes.

Latest Courses (suitable for all levels – including beginners)

Monday Morning

  • Dates: Monday 19th February 2018 – Monday 26th March 2018
  • Venue: Ransomes Sports Pavilion, 23 Sidegate Ave, Ipswich IP4 4JJ
  • Times: 9.45 am – 10.30 am (registration at 9.35 am) & 10.45 am – 11.30 (registration at 10.35 am)
  • Cost: £6 per session

Monday Evening

  • Dates: Monday 19th February 2018 – Monday 26th March 2018
  • Venue: Inspire Suffolk, Lindbergh Rd, Ipswich IP3 9QX
  • Times: 7.45 pm – 8.30 pm (registration at 7.35 pm)
  • Cost: £6 per session

Tuesday Evening

  • Dates: Tuesday 20th February 2018 – Tuesday 27th March 2018
  • Venue: St. Alban’s High School (front hall), Digby Road, Ipswich
  • Times:  6.15 pm – 7.00 pm (registration at 6.05 pm)
  • Cost: £6 per session

Wednesday Evening

  • Dates Wednesday 21st February 2018 – Wednesday 28th March 2018
  • Venue: Kesgrave High School, Main Road, Kesgrave, Ipswich IP5 2PB
  • Times: 8.00 pm – 8.45 pm (registration at 7.50 pm)
  • Cost: £6 per session

Note: Courses must be pre-booked.

You will need to bring a mat, drink and a towel. This course is open to non-members but they will be required to complete a health screening form before the exercise.