Pilates is more than an exercise method, it is a way of life.
Pilates is a challenging, low impact, full body workout that focuses on strengthening the core and elongating the muscles. In order to lead active and expressive lives, we need a healthy, flexible spine; we need a strong core to stand tall and efficient muscle and joint function to allow us full range of movement; we need to be able to breathe fully and deeply, for physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.
All classes, whether group or individual, are designed to teach you not just the Pilates method and principles, but to give you an awareness and understanding of your own body so that you can apply the knowledge to your daily life and activities. The technique of Pilates, coupled with consistent practice, is what heals, what strengthens, what creates a real Pilates body.
Pilates mat classes offer a variety of functional movements and controlled exercises that engage the mind and condition the body. They have a classical feel with a focus on core and pelvic stability, spine and joint mobility and strengthening exercises that will improve posture, muscle tone and body alignment. Mat classes incorporate the small apparatus; balls, bands, magic circle, foam rollers and hand weights which will assist and challenge the body.
Studio sessions are a customised workout using the Pilates equipment that will enhance your performance and challenge you. They are designed to get the most out of you and your body. They can be duets or private classes.
By focusing on contemporary, intelligent, biomechanically-efficient exercises that provide maximum results without the risk of injury, Pilates can benefit everybody, the young, the old, pre and post natal, injured or athlete.
Pilates for young people
Joseph Pilates believed that we must "First educate the child". The principles of Pilates which promotes body and mind should be practiced from a young age. Factors affecting young people's health today include not only unhealthy dietary behaviour
and physical inactivity, due to increased sedentary lifestyle in a world of smart
phones, video-gaming, computer and TV watching, but also decreased emphasis on physical education programming in schools. Young people engaging in Pilates mat
work learn physical skills while incorporating body awareness through disciplined focus, concentration, healthy breathing, mindful and purposeful movement. Pilates will
help build strength and increase flexibility. It will help develop body awareness and improve well-being.
Pilates for Men
Many male professional athletes incorporate Pilates into their cross training and athletic conditioning. Pilates helps with overall balance and control, making it a perfect compliment to running, tennis, golf, football, skiing and rugby.
Stronger. Longer. Leaner. Healthier.
Jean Androne is an ex-professional dancer and has been teaching Pilates for nearly 16 years. She is passionate about the Pilates method, about making changes in peoples lives, habits and bodies. She believes that consistent Pilates practice enables us to continue doing all the things we love to do. She delights in seeing the positive
changes in clients.
Jean Androne's Pilates classes are amazing. A full hour of continuous and varied exercises from a real expert who inspires confidence. I always come away feeling good and would recommend her classes to anyone.
Jean Androne's Pilates sorts me out every Friday! You go in tired at the end of the week but come out energised and good.
Initially I may have been slightly sceptical, but after a few classes I realised how much Pilates makes a difference to every other sport, whether it's running or cycling, or in particular with windsurfing, where being that much stronger and more flexible is really noticeable....I would recommend anyone to come down and give it a try!
I can't recommend Jean Androne more whether you are looking to start Pilates for the first time or you are an advanced pupil. Her knowledge and attention to detail is second to none, she is professional and is always bringing new material to her repertoire. Her knowledge allows her to work with a wide variety of clients with different needs. Most importantly her classes are fun and really effective!!
My wife sent me to the male Pilates class Jean Androne runs on a Monday night. As an
ex-rugby player I wasn't sure if it would be for me. That said I had a stiff back so gave
it a go. People I spoke to said Pilates is all about the teacher. That was 3 years ago. Jean moves like a swan, I am an inch taller on Tuesdays and a lot more flexible with fewer back problems. It's stretching and sit ups on steroids but a lot more too - try it. It just goes to prove one thing ... my wife is always right!
Monday evenings 7.30pm and 8.30 pm
Goldsworth Primary School
Bridge Barn Lane
Tuesday mornings 9.15am & Friday mornings 9.15am
Hoe Valley Community Centre
King field Road
Woking GU22 9BA
Please bring a completed enrolment form with you. Download available here
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Or call Jean Androne on 07879 255227 for a chat about how to get started.