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Pilates at Play
with Josie Lucas
Josie is currently on maternity leave and classes will resume after April
Thursdays 10.00-11.00am in Gosforth
Classes run as courses and must be booked in advance.
This class is suitable for those with babies who are mobile, up until around 18 months. The aims of the class are similar to those of the Pilates Babies, but the structure is different. Prior Pilates experience is not essential, but can be beneficial due to the nature of the class.
The class begins with group activities, using creative props such as cloths and bands. We adapt some Pilates exercises, so that mothers are working their own bodies and being aware of sitting posture, etc. At the same time babies improve their co-ordination and mobility and we all play and sing songs together.
The class then focuses more on the mothers, with the amount of baby/toddler interaction left to mum's discretion. Children are always the responsibility of their mother, but if mum feels it is appropriate it is fine for them to roam around a little at this point and play with the toys. This allows mum some time to exercise without baby, but ideas are still given on how to include them and encourage them to copy and join in. Again, if time out is needed for a toddler snack, story or cuddle, it's fine at any point!
The end of the class focuses again on the baby/toddler a little more. It may involve motor and skill development games or using props just for fun. Mothers are encouraged to do this with awareness of what they have worked on during class.
Need more info?
Please email Josie or phone her on 07736 928277 with any queries or to book on a course.
For general information you can contact NPBC by email or 07812 950868.