Pilates for Health

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Pilates for Health classes are run by Cambridge City Council's Active Lifestyles Team. They are friendly, welcoming sessions where you will be guided through a series of strength and bone loading exercises, with a focus on the pelvic floor.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • Practising Pilates can help build your physical strength, flexibility and coordination;
  • Practising Pilates can improve core strength, bone mass and pelvic floor control – particularly important in peri-menopausal and menopausal women.
  • You can meet new people in a friendly, supportive environment.

What to expect

Pilates for Health classes are suitable for beginners and those with some experience. To take part in the classes you will be required to get on and off the floor. You can complete the classes either barefoot or in socks. You are required to bring your own yoga mat as none are available to borrow.

During the sessions the instructor will guide you through a series of movements, poses, breathing techniques and strength exercises. For some poses they will offer different options that you can try depending on your level of flexibility. You are welcome to take a break to rest at any point during the class.

You should wear something comfortable that you can easily move around in. You should bring a bottle of water and any emergency medications with you i.e. asthma inhalers, GTN sprays, dextrose tablets (as required).

More information

Pilates for Health sessions take place weekly at the Cambridge Central Library. You can start attending the classes at any time but booking is essential. You can book on to individual sessions or book a block of multiple sessions (for a reduced amount).

For details of dates and timings, and to book your place visit the Get Moving Cambridge booking website.

Get Moving Cambridge run a wide range of activities that are good for wellbeing. Visit their website for more information. To stay up to date with what’s on offer you can also sign up to their monthly newsletter.

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There is a small fee per class. Visit the Get Moving Cambridge booking website for details.

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You may be able to attend this class for up to 3 weeks for free if you are a member of Invigorate (a programme offering free and low cost activity sessions for those experiencing mental health challenges) or if you are referred to the class through Healthy You. See the booking website for more information.

How to contact

Where to go

Cambridge Central Library
Lion Yard

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