Health4Life Pilates Classes - Which one is right for me?
Pilates – Beginner- Mat Class All Levels
Designed for people relatively new to the Pilates technique, this class teaches the basic repertoire of Pilates - different postures and strategies for building strength and endurance with Pilates.You'll learn the key principles of Pilates exercise movements and be able to extend your practice at home.
The work out is slow and controlled. Participants can expect to leave a class feeling “worked” yet relaxed.
Pilates – Intermediate- Mat Class with ½ hour Pilates Stretching
This is a more challenging workout which is appropriate for anyone who feels they have mastered the full essential movements in Pilates, and have strength, flexibility and stamina to integrate new intermediate exercises. Workout covers the full mat repertoire. The pace is considerably quicker for further increasing stamina, strength and co-ordination.
Pilates Fundamental- Beginner – Post Injury
For people who are not familiar with Pilates or those with some level of experience in need of a refresher. This class reviews the basic movement principles, including core stability, proper alignment, balance and stretching. This class provides a gentle workout that reinforces the essential concepts of Pilates. A great class for beginning again, or for post-injury recovery.
Personal Training with Joan
As a certified Pilates Instructor, Joan offers a variety of classes from Beginner to Intermediate. If you need personal attention Joan offers one on one personal training for clients wanting to enhance their sport, maintain healthy joints and spines. Once a program is planned this is achieved on the equipment.
Joan discovered Pilates 15 years while working as a Personal Trainer at Saanich Common Wealth Place. She continued to study Pilates through Stott teacher training and eventually taking further study in the U.S.A. through Balance Body. She has a intensive understanding of not just learning exercise movements but how our body mechanics work.
Joan continues to learn and explore more everyday about the mind body connection through Pilates movement, to deepen her teaching and enrich her classes with upcoming knowledge.
Her professionalism, enthusiasm, energy, humor are a inspiration to her students and her instruction has enabled them to discover the amazing benefits of Pilates for themselves.