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How about Ladies Pilates Classes?
We intend to start a weekly pilates class in the next month or two.
We have secured the services of an outstanding instructor, Rebecca Burton. Rebecca is currently a trainer at West 1Physio, Harley Street and has 16 years experience, particularly concentrating on core stability.
Pilates helps to improve muscle tone, flexibility and joint mobility as well as improve posture, confidence and aid tension release, and is suitable for people of all ages and levels of fitness.
It is a gentle, low impact form of exercise and so is a great way of raising your activity levels if you don’t exercise much or have poor mobility.
Rebecca is able to cater her sessions to each individual within the group and teaches all levels from beginners to advanced.
Costs will vary, depending on class sizes (which will probably be limited to 4 or 5 people). An early estimate is £15-£20 per session.
Classes can be run at the Shul, either on a weeknight or Sunday morning, depending on demand (we may have two or more classes if people are keen so different class times are possible).
Please contactthe Shul Office on 020 7580 1355 and register your interest and your availability.
Rebecca completed her Pilates Teacher Training with Alan Herdman, who was the first person to introduce Pilates to the UK more than 50 years ago, she has now been teaching full time for 16 years. Rebecca first came to Pilates approximately twenty seven years ago after injuring her ankle, and has continued taking classes for herself ever since. Coming from a background of dance, training with Jean Frecker who joined with Betty Laine, to form ‘Laine Theatre Arts’ and later on athletics, competing at county level, she realised how helpful it had been for herself, and decided to train as a teacher.
Rebecca worked at Alan Herdman Studios, Triyoga, Central Ballet School,and at a central London Osteopathic Clinic where she gained a wealth of knowledge about injury rehabilitation, and also as a Personal Trainer to various private clients. Her clients include people of all ages and fitness levels, from sedentary individuals who wish to improve their overall health to elite athletes and dancers, who use Pilates to supplement their own training schedules.
She has also qualified as a Therapeutic Masseur at the London College of Massage, and as a Cranio-Sacral Therapist at CCST, both which have proved valuable additions to her work.