If you are keen to take part in Pilates classes in Pocklington, then why settle for anything other than the best?
The Box Health & Fitness Studio offers an array of fitness sessions including Pilates, as well as providing members with access to our class leading gym facilities.
Our facility is based on the grounds of The Kilnwick Percy Resort which is nestled in beautiful woodland in Pocklington, the gateway to the Yorkshire Wolds. This provides you with a stunning setting in which to exercise to your heart’s content in a location that you will never tire of visiting.
Pilates dates back to the 1920s and owes its longevity to the scientific approach adopted by Joseph Pilates, who understood the importance of exercise in order to optimise both the body and mind.
He used his exercise to help rehabilitate patients who had suffered injuries during the First World War and later introduced his methods to America when he emigrated during the 1920s.
“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.” – Joseph Pilates
Today Pilates is practiced across the world by more than 10 million people and is growing in popularity thanks to its ability to calm the mind and improve focus. With emphasis on breathing, concentration and control, Pilates is a great form of exercise for virtually everybody, including those looking to minimise the risk of injury when playing sport, martial artists looking to increase power and core strength and people who want to get in shape and reduce stress levels.
Pilates has also been used since its inception in the 1920s to help rehabilitate injuries. Please contact us or speak to one of our friendly instructors before undertaking a class so that they are aware of any conditions that may limit your ability to carry out specific exercises. We can then help tailor our Pilates classes to your exact requirements.
Pilates Class Format
The Box Pilates classes in Pocklington’s premier fitness facility are carried out using mats spaced out throughout the gym. The instructor will typically stand at the front to begin with but will regularly move around the class to check on people’s form and technique.
The class instructor will promote a relaxed yet focused atmosphere and will encourage people to use slow and controlled movements with correct technique. Exercises are challenging yet gentle in that impact is low and the pace is controlled.
Benefits of Pilates Classes
Pilates classes have been shown to offer a wide range of health and fitness benefits, including:
- Enhanced strength and muscle tone;
- Improved core strength;
- Improved body posture;
- Improved flexibility;
- Psychological benefits associated with social interaction;
The above benefits means that the likelihood of you incurring injury in other sports related activities will be reduced. This is why so many professional sports people regularly take part in Pilates classes.
However, we don’t just focus on your fitness levels here at The Box, with your mental wellbeing also a key focus. There are proven psychological benefits which are associated with the social interaction which is offered by those who take part in fitness sessions such as our Pilates classes.
Our friendly instructors will aim to encourage a community feel amongst our members, all of which helps to ensure that you want to return to The Box week in, week out.
Mats are a key requirement of Pilates classes, but these are provided to members who are attending The Box Health & Fitness Studio. However, you are of course more than welcome to bring your own mat if you would prefer.
We would advise those taking part in our classes to wear appropriate clothing during the sessions such as shorts or leggings and t-shirts or sports vests.
Join The Box to Take Advantage of our Pilates Classes in Pocklington
To take advantage of our Pilates classes in our fitness studio situated in a beautiful woodland location in Pocklington contact us about becoming a member. We have a range of membership packages available including peak and off peak and family memberships.
Members can enjoy use of our gym, classes and amazing outdoor Nordic Spa which features barrel style saunas, Jacuzzis and a relaxation area – all surrounding by glorious tall trees and vibrant nature!
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The Box Health & Fitness Studio is open to the public. If you have any questions and would like to make an enquiry please fill out the simple form below.