ABOUT OUR EVENING CLASSES
TUESDAYS 7.30 pm FITNESS PILATES
Craiglockhart church hall
THURSDAYS 7pm FITNESS PILATES/YOGA
Dreghorn loan church hall, Colinton
Our Tuesday Fitness Pilates class and our Thursday Fitness Pilates/Yoga combo classes are about fitness and Pilates/yoga which incorporate functional exercise like squats and lunges with Pilates exercises and yoga postures and stretches.
We warm up, move and mobilize all the joints, major muscle groups then stretch.
We work out to great music mixes while lunging, reaching, bending, twisting, squatting, exercising and stretching in various directions. We work on improving strength, mobility, posture and flexibility.
There are lots of options to make each class fresh, new, different, enjoyable and suitable for all.
Options/modifications are given to make each exercise or stretch less or more intense or challenging – it’s your workout, not a competition, in a group exercise class. You’re not expected to keep up with anyone else.
Work out at your own pace, level and speed.
You’ll see yourself progress week by week and you’ll be amazed at how much more you can do and achieve.
(* sorry not suitable for pregnancy)
We’ll strengthening the muscles around the centre of the body ie abdominal muscles, the muscles in your lower, middle and upper back; the muscles that are responsible for your posture.
As well as strengthening the postural muscles, you’ll tone and stretch out other muscles. The fitness yoga postures and stretching aspects of our classes help to improve your strength, balance, core, posture and flexibility
Thank you so much for your classes, I am fairly certain that without doing them, I would have ended up having major surgery on my back (which knowing people who have had it, is not a good long-term solution), and I genuinely believe that the NHS should be able to “prescribe” Fitness Pilates classes for back pain sufferers, they would save a fortune in painkillers and surgery, and looking at the bigger picture, there would be many less work days lost to back pain” (Andrew S)
“Fitness Yoga is brilliant, I just love it and can feel that I’m improving and becoming more flexible and stronger week by week. I’m glad that I’ll be able to come to Fitness Yoga/Pilates on a Thursday evening” (JM)
What To Wear comfortable fitness clothing, bare feet, socks or light sole fitness shoes in Fitness Pilates/Fitness Yoga classes, bring a yoga mat and water.
Before your first class, please download and bring completed 1) PAR-Q Health Screening Form and 2) Lifestyle Questionnaire and remember to always keep Susan updated on your health and lifestyle issues and progress.
ABOUT 9.30 am MORNING CLASSES
Wednesdays & Fridays 9.30 am Dreghorn Loan church hall, Colinton
Wednesdays: CORE RESISTANCE Class with Resistance Band &/or Hand Weights
A general whole body toning/strengthening class to improve overall fitness. Optional use of a resistance band & hand held weights are used in this class too. Please bring a yoga mat and water. Wear trainers.
Comments about Wednesday 9.30 am classes:
“Great exercise and music variety, I feel I work harder using the band and weights too. I love working out in the morning, feeling that I’ve done my workout for the day. I feel that the class is a great stress reliever and it makes you feel good”
“FABULOUS classes, each one is different and fresh”
Fridays: FITNESS YOGA
This class is about fitness and yoga with yoga stretches and we aim to improve posture, core and overall strength, balance, flexibility and co-ordination.
Like all our classes, this one’s for men and women. It’s another drop in class, no need to book – Cost only £5. Please bring a yoga mat and water and be ready to stretch, lengthen, improve and enjoy.
Either bare feet, non-slip socks or light sole trainers or Pilates/Yoga footwear.
“Fantastic class, great music and brilliant instructor”
Music is used in all classes and can take your mind off the effort or provide an active beat to work with so the outcome is better performance, more commitment to movement and often, more work achieved through greater levels of effort.
Morning classes are an hour in length, start at 9.30 am and cost only £5 each.
Just £5 each class for all that fitness, strength, flexibility and fun.
Have a look at the Classes page or News pages for details/dates/venues.
Please download, fill in and bring a 1) PAR-Q Health Screening Form and 2) Lifestyle Questionnaire and bring to your first class. Please also keep Susan updated with all your health and lifestyle issues.
Please feel free to download, print off and complete a Feedback Form or email Susan with all your comments. Let her know how you’re getting on with achieving your fitness and lifestyle goals and aspirations. Thanks.