Pilates is a system of controlled exercises that engage the mind and condition the entire body. It is a balanced mix of strength and flexibility training that improves posture, reduces stress and creates long, lean muscles without bulking up. Pilates works several muscle groups simultaneously through smooth, continuous movements, with a focus on strengthening and stabilizing the core (the abdominals, buttocks and back muscles often described by Joseph Pilates as the “powerhouse”). Pilates concentrates on quality of movement rather than quantity, leaving you feeling invigorated rather than exhausted after a class. Pilates principles can be applied to any daily activities allowing the body function more efficiently.
Is it suitable for any ages ?
Pilates is suitable for men and women of virtually any age, fitness level and body condition. can be adapted, modified and customized for individual needs.
What results can I expect from practising Pilates regularly ?
Results are very individual, but even after one session most people experience a heightened awareness of their body, particularly posture. With regular, consistent practice you will gain increased strength and tone in your ‘core’ muscles that help to correct posture : Abdominals, buttocks and back muscles. Pilate sis also a mind/body exercise which leaves you feeling confident, alert and energised.
Where are the classes held ?
The classes are held at different studios around HK including Central, Wanchai and Midlevels. Please check out the schedule and studio addresses at www.rhplus-studio.com
How many students are in a group ?
No more than 12 people are in the group so that each student receives individual attention.
How long does the class last ?
1 hour (HKU classes 1hr 15mins)
How much do the classes cost ?
If I opt for the course of 10 – how long do I have to use up the classes ?
What happens if I miss a class ?
If for any reason you miss your regular class you can make it up at any of the other classes within the 10 week course period. Or if you choose to pay for another course of 10, any missed classes can be carried forward and taken as extras.
What happens on public holidays ?
Normally there are no classes on public holidays however if the teacher is available to teach and there are enough students who would like a class, a special class is sometimes arranged.
What happens during bad weather ?
All classes will be cancelled if black rain cloud or typhoon signal 8 is hoisted or about to be raised.
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