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.
New pilates class will be starting at The Forbury Chapel in Leominster on Tuesdays, 11.30 -12.30 starting September 23rd. Suitable for beginners. More information is on website http://www.dawnarkellpilates.wordpress.com or phone Dawn 01568 615239 to book a place.
New pilates class starting in Leominster at The Community Centre from Thursday 25th September. 5.30 – 6.30pm. Suitable for beginners. Contact me to book a place. More information on website http://www.dawnarkellpilates.wordpress.com
We all went to pot in this weeks, pilates for gardenersat Hergest Croft! The small plastic pots, previously used to grow my tomatoes in, were used to balance on knees and backs, to help us focus on pelvic stability. Then came the Bill and Ben impressions, as we put them on our heads for the standing balance work. The sound of falling pots definitely got less as the session progressed!
Good fun and great for helping to focus! How about terracotta ones next week folks?! Have an enjoyable and safe gardening week.
My Pilates for Gardeners class today, focused on balance. Gardening often requires us to lean or reach, taking us off balance, so not surprising that most gardening injuries are caused by falls. We used the pilates poles for standing balance work and the Thera-Band to stretch tight muscles. Can you stand really tall, lift one knee, and turn your head from side to side? If not maybe you need to join us? Happy and safe gardening all.