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Pilates for Life: All Abilities

Tuesday 23 April 2019
09:15 - 10:15
4 Hours / 4 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

Fee information. Click here for eligibility details (opens in a new window).

£25.00 Half fee available. Course symbols: CL

Course description

Pilates aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing. Pilates exercises are done on a mat using small equipment for some movements. Beginners are welcome as there are a variety of levels to decrease and increase challenge for everyone.

Entry requirements

A sense of wellness: students should be fit and well. If you have any medical issues, please seek advice from your GP before enrolling on this course. The tutor may ask you to seek medical clearance from your GP before you can join the class. All students will need to complete a declaration of health at the start of the course to confirm they are fit to take part in this class.

What you will learn

This course is a floor/mat based class and will cover how to improve posture, basic movements to maintain and improve mobility, strength and flexibility, to improve core strength, how to contract the abdominal/pelvic floor muscles, how to isolate muscles and learn how Pilates relates to functional movements to become more aware of how you move and use your body in day.

How you will learn on this course

There will be practical demonstrations by the tutor, discussion, self-assessment from how you feel from the start to the end of the class, pair work - working together to achieve improvements in movements, posture and body awareness but mainly having a go at movements - learning, retaining what you have learnt and then challenging what you have learnt.

How you will be assessed on this course


There will be interactive teaching and learning activities shared with students by the tutor including demonstrations, use of technology, Word Clouds, quizzes, reflective diaries, observation, discussions, direct questioning, self-assessment, working in pairs or groups, working together to develop and challenge what you have learnt, finding out what you can do well and what you could do to improve.


Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)

Not applicable.

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

Become more aware of your posture in day to day life and any additional movements done outside of class time will be beneficial.

What you need for your course

Not applicable.

What you need to bring to the first class

This is a mat based class performed on the floor. Blocks and mats are provided although some students bring their own. Please ensure you are hydrated, bring water, a towel or soft cushion and wear layers of loose clothing.

What you can do next

Enrol on the next course or perhaps try other health and wellbeing courses like Ashtanga Yoga, Meditation and Relaxation, Pilates, Move to the Music and Exercise, Body Blitz and Body Tone, Line Dance and Zumba Fitness. Need to up skill in Maths, English and Digital Skills – look at our Level 1/2 Functional Skills, GCSE and Digital Skills course offer. We also offer courses and one to one training on iPads/tablets, iPhones and laptops.

Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.

Venue information

5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath. Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422 Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking