Article by Diane Clark 13.05.16
Hello, I’m Diane Clark the owner of Pilates with Diane. I been teaching Pilates around Southam and Leamington Spa for 5 years now.I’ve been practicing Pilates for over 10 years. I started attending Pilates classes at my local Leisure Centre as well as working out in the Gym and going swimming. After only a few sessions I was “hooked” on Pilates and haven’t looked back since.
Over the next 5 weeks I’ll be showing you different exercises that can help stretch, strengthen and mobilize the back. Add them together for a mini routine or do separately.
With the cobra & swimming – release into child pose or Cat Stretch (shown next week) after to stretch & relax the spine.
Cobra – 10 reps
Strengthens and stretches the spine and promotes sequential movement of the spine. Strengthens the glutes and backs of the legs promoting openess in the hip joint. In the fully raised position it also stretches out the stomach muscles (rectus abdominus) and strengthens the triceps.
Level 2 – Carry out options 1 & 2 then
I hope these exercises give you a little insight into Pilates …
A group class – Only £42 per 6 week course – Harbury or Ufton
Or an hour personal session at my Southam Studio
– whether 1:1 (£35) or 1:2 (£60)
Pilates with Diane
Tel: 07809 621142