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Please note that for the duration of the lockdown situation whilst there is a global pandemic, and until government indicates that it is safe to return to normal, there will be no classes at Denmead, Emsworth, Waterlooville, St Mary's or Queen Alexandra Hospitals until further notice.
AT Pilates will be running some on-line classes, so watch out for an e-mail, or check Facebook (atpilates1).
Peta Bee of The Times Weekend has written a great article about the benefits of Pilates on the body. Joseph Pilates, the creator of the Pilates system in the early 20th Century, developed this comprehensive system of exercises for his military compatriots and later in New York where he opened a studio which soon became popular with ballet dancers. Pilates is now used by many Olympians and world class athletes. Peta Bee quotes Jon Ashton, former professional footballer turned fitness coach for Steveange PC "I now useit (Pilates) with all of the players I coach as it improves their mobuili
Please note that with effect from Tuesday 26 November 2019, the two sessions at Denmead Community Centre will now be combined into one session, starting at 6 pm and ending at 7 pm.
The TImes on Saturday 29 September 2018 wrote an extremely good article on why men should do Pilates.
Why? Because men also need to improve core strength, improved posture, flexibility and balance. Pilates exercises done slowly, with good control, provide all these benefits. Elite atheletes, the article says, such as David Beckham and Andy Murray, as well as celebrities such as Daniel Craig, all do Pilates. Professional rugby players and footballers incorporate Pilates into their training regimens.
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Don't forget to practice your Pilates exercises, particularly the stretching, over the coming Festive period.
Classes resume the week beginning 8 January 2018.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!
Just to let all of our Pilates members know, the last class in Horndean, held at Napier Hall, will be held on Tuesday 28 November.
There will then be no further AT Pilates classes at the Hall from this date.
AT Pilates have just released a new and updated Pilates newsletter.
It includes a summary of the new classes which opened in 2017, different payment methods and advice about performing Pilates Exercises. Plus an opportunity to provide AT Pilates with your thoughts on a feedback form!
You can find the Pilates newsletter attached above.