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Feel great this winter - sign up for Pilates

13 July 2005

Feel great this winter - sign up for a Pilates class in your community

The City Council is taking bookings for its term three introductory mat pilates courses.

Pilates (pronounced Pi-lah-tees) leaves you feeling refreshed and alert, with a sense of physical and mental well being. The Pilates method involves progressive exercises - deep stretching and controlled resistance movements using the abdominal muscles as the powerhouse of the body.

Regardless of age or fitness level, everyone can enjoy and benefit from this form of exercise. Benefits include an improved posture and strengthened lower back, buttocks and stomach muscles. Pilates engages your body and mind, improves flexibility and strengthens the whole body.

A city of healthy and active people is one of the City Council $B!G (Js key Community Outcomes. In support of SPARC (Sport and Recreation New Zealand) guidelines, which recommend that adults do at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day, the Council brings pilates to you in your community.

Term Three introductory Pilates classes start at the following places and dates: $B!| (J Fendalton Community Hall, Monday 25 July, 5.30pm - 6.30pm $B!| (J Mt Pleasant Community Centre, Monday 25 July, 7.15pm - 8.15pm $B!| (J Riccarton Town Hall, Thursday 28 July, 5.45pm - 6.45pm $B!| (J Shirley Community Centre, Thursday 28 July, 5.45pm - 6.45pm $B!| (J St Albans Community Resource Centre, Friday 29 July, 12.45pm -1.45pm $B!| (J Templeton Community Centre, Tuesday 26 July, 5.45pm-6.45pm.

The courses will run for 10 weeks and cost $50 per course. Registrations are essential. Introductory courses are also available at QEII Park, Pioneer Leisure Centre and Sockburn Leisure Centre.

To enrol or ask for a full pilates timetable or other information, please call the Christchurch City Council Community and Recreation Unit on 941 8383.

Further information: Delia Walker, City Council Active Christchurch Coordinator, phone 941 8083


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