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Pilates: classes and courses

Movement for the body, strength for the core! With UniSport pilates, you can improve your posture, strengthen your supportive muscles and develop your breathing.

Pilates supports a healthy body through strengthening deep muscles in particular. You get to develop your posture and body control, you get stronger, and you can loosen up tight areas in your body. In pilates classes, the exercises are done with focus and precision, making use of a breathing techniques specific to pilates exercises.

Who is it for?

The weekly pilates class suits both beginners and those with previous experience. In addition, you can take part in the pilates intro and the following courses:

The Pilates Beginners' course is for those that want to learn the basics of pilates such as core support and the neutral spine position. The course works through the central pilates techniques and body awareness. On the course you will learn the pilates breathing technique, which supports and brings rhythm to the movements. The instruction provided is more individualised than in the weekly classes, and each class involves a more detailed exploration of the basics of pilates. The basics course prepares you very well for attending the weekly classes.

The Pregnancy Pilates course is suited to those that want to prepare their body for giving birth. The classes involve getting used to the changes to the body brought by pregnancy, learning how to use breathing, and exploring different relaxation techniques. The exercises done in the class strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor as well as the deep back and stomach muscles. All the exercises done on the course are suitable for practising while pregnant. On the course you will also get tips for practising pilates after the pregnancy. The course will help you to maintain a good posture during the pregnancy and while breastfeeding. You can take part in the course at any stage during your pregnancy. Remember to check first with your doctor about participating in the class if you know that there are risks associated with your pregnancy or if you want to make sure that your health is good enough for the class.

How can I participate?

You can practice pilates through both the weekly group exercise classes and the courses mentioned above. For pilates classes and courses you should bring along stretchy, close-fitting clothes. We will be exercising without shoes. You can bring a drinking bottle if desired.

Take a peek into a Pilates class.

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