If you’re new to Ten or to Pilates, or haven’t exercised for a while, this is the class for you. While it’s still a workout, we’ll also be focusing on getting you familiar with the Pilates Reformer and on practising the techniques you’ll need to isolate muscle groups and activate them correctly.
If it’s your first class, you should make sure you arrive at least 10 minutes early. This is to allow you enough time to complete our registration form and meet the Trainer. Please be aware that if you have not done this before the class starts, you may not be able to train.
A basic level of fitness is helpful, but not essential. Beginners classes are open to everyone and they’re the perfect introduction to our Dynamic Pilates programme.
You’ll be introduced to the equipment, techniques and some of the basic exercises that underpin the Ten programme. The focus is on understanding how the core muscles work, learning to activate them correctly, and beginning to improve your general strength, flexibility and posture.
Whilst these are introductory classes, and less intense than some of our other classes, we’ll still make sure you challenge your muscles and get those all-important endorphins flowing.
You will get hot, so wear clothes that allow you to move easily and stay cool. You won’t need shoes – you but you will need to wear Pilates socks (if you don’t have any, don’t worry – they’re available to buy at Reception). We provide water and towels.
You’ll find out what makes Ten’s Dynamic Pilates so addictive and effective, and how to use the Reformer equipment. The faster you become confident with the equipment and techniques, the sooner you’ll start seeing the benefits of your training.
You’ll also start building up your core strength, flexibility, and muscular enedurance, so that when you move up to the intermediate and advanced levels, you’ll find the experience easier and more enjoyable, and the workout more effective.
Available as 45 and 55 minute classes.