Week 12 of pilates for gardeners and as it was the last one for a few weeks, we learned a 10 minute routine which can be practised at home ( download here 10-minute-routine ) It makes a good warm up before starting those gardening jobs or for stretching out those aching muscles after the works done!
Great news, there is enough interest to continue the classes for another 6 weeks, starting Thurs Sept 25th. As we approach Autumn there are usually plenty of jobs to do in the gardens, so pilates will help keep spines flexible and cores strong to avoid injuries! Thanks to Jill for organising the classes at Hergest Croft, and for being happy to continue for another term.
Safe and happy gardening all…..
My mixed level classes continued with the roller again this week. When it came to standing on them, most people looked much more confident and balanced. The feedback I’ve had is that although the rollers can be a bit uncomfortable to lie on, people feel the benefit afterwards in their backs , shoulders and general improved posture. Thanks Sally for taking some great photos of Kingsland- check out the photo gallery.
Thanks for all your feedback about this site. It’s a work in progress and I’m hoping it will be a useful means of keeping in touch. There have been requests for more photos along with options for downloading the handouts, which I’m working on. My thanks to Alan for volunteering to be photographer and taking some great shots to add to the gallery.
This week we’ve been focusing on the principle CONTROL -making movements a slow and consistent speed. One class member likened it to being on the London Eye which apparently is a very smooth, continual, circling motion.