This class is led by Tamar Swade, and is part of our 60+ programme. It is held in the People's Gospel Mission Hall, which is accessible via the Fresh Youth Academy at HNCC, 25 Bertram Street, London N19 5DQ.
Pilates - named after its founder, Joseph Pilates, a German who migrated to the USA in the early 1900s - is a form of low-impact exercise that aims to strengthen muscles while improving postural alignment and flexibility. There is an emphasis on the core, but all areas of the body are worked, with slow, precise movements and breath control. Tamar asks which areas of the body we would particularly like to work on in this session. We begin with standing warm-up exercises, then go down on the mats, and are guided through a range of floor exercises, resting whenever we need to.
Classes are funded by donations in the range £1 to £5 for each class, which are collected and paid into HNCC's current account to support payment of tutor fees.