Ballet with Jessie

Ballet Flow 

For those who have no or little experience in ballet but want to experience the grace and benefits that come with ballet-inspired exercises. The class will start with a floor barre – balletic exercises conducted on the yoga mat – followed by dance movement in the centre that are designed with ballet principle but not strict in its style.

Classical Ballet – Beginner 

For those who have no or little experience in ballet but want to learn correct classical techniques. You will be introduced to the ballet terminology and learn the positions, basic barre and centre exercises, jumps and turns. At the end of the term you will be able to learn a short classical ballet variation.

Do I need to book?

Booking isn’t necessary, however you are more than welcome to contact Jessie to book or for more info on 07427778611

What should I wear?

We do not have strict dress code. If you feel uncomfortable wearing tights and a leotard, you can come in your yoga/gym gear. Make sure you wear something that allows you to move freely and not too loose. If you do not have a pair of ballet slippers, please wear a pair of socks to start with until you are happy to invest in a pair.  Your hair should ideally be tied back off the face.
These two new classes can be attended separately or together as they deliver different benefits.

What are the benefits of ballet?

Ballet training targets many different parts of the body. The arms, legs, stomach muscles, feet and ankles are all strengthened and toned. Practicing ballet regularly can improve posture and balance, resulting in a long, lean, elegant figure. You will notice the physical benefits of taking up ballet within a few weeks of regular attendance at a class but the feel-good effects of a lesson will be apparent almost immediately!  In addition to a physical workout, ballet is an excellent exercise to make you feel good.

Pilates with Sarah

HIIT Pilates

A high intensity interval training Pilates class that uses short bursts of activity with moments of rest. A great class to get your heart rate up and challenge your strength whilst still being low impact. A must try for anyone wanting a slightly different style workout that hits all the muscle groups!

Classic Pilates

A traditional style Pilates class encompassing control, precision, flow and breath work with toning exercises that focus around core strength. Suitable for all levels.

Do I need to book?

Booking is not required, however you can contact Sarah for  further information on  07889440652

What are the benefits of pilates?

Pilates can really make a difference in your health without taking a toll on your body. The quality of movement is valued over quantity of repetitions. Proper breathing is essential, and helps you execute movements with maximum power and efficiency. Last but not least, learning to breathe properly can reduce stress. Pilates exercises develop a strong “core” or centre of the body. Itelongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility. A body with balanced strength and flexibility is less likely to be injured.

Zumba with Lynsey

Zumba Gold

A modified Zumba class for active older adults, beginners, or those looking for a lower intensity class. The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination.

There are many health benefits of Zumba (see below) but I also like to emphasise that it has great psychological benefits – Enhanced self esteem, general feeling of well being, empowered & enhanced quality of life, and it can also reduce depression, stress and anxiety. This is a great sociable class with the opportunity to dance, party, & have fun!

Do I need to book?

No booking needed, however you can contact Lynsey for more information on 07877211798

Is Zumba Gold specifically for the over 50s?

Zumba Gold does appeal to the over 50’s due to the class being a lower impact, however it is also suitable for those who are less agile or co-ordinated, or would feel more comfortable at a lower level.

What are the health benefits of Zumba?

Zumba Gold is an excellent way of exercising without even knowing it and has so many possible benefits to your health.

– Improved cognitive function (from learning new steps and moves)
– Improved motor control and performance (practice, practice, practice)
-Improved range of motion, overall strength and flexibility
– Improved bone density
– Increased caloric expenditure
– Improved ability to perform pain-free activities of daily life