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Feel great this summer – sign up for a Pilates

Feel great this summer – sign up for a Pilates class

The City Council is now taking bookings for its Term One adult introductory mat pilates courses. The course of one-hour classes starts early next month (February), runs for 10 weeks, and costs $50. Registrations are essential.

Term One one-hour introductory Pilates classes start at these places and times:

● Fendalton Community Hall, Monday 13 February, at 5.30pm

● Mt Pleasant Community Centre, Monday 13 February, at 7.15pm

● Riccarton Town Hall, Thursday 9 February, at 5.45pm

● Shirley Community Centre, Thursday 9 February, at 5.45pmpm

● St Albans Community Resource Centre, Friday 10 February, at 12.45pm

● Templeton Community Centre, Tuesday 7 February, at 5.45pm

To enrol or ask for a full pilates timetable or other information, please call the Christchurch City Council on 941 8888. Introductory courses are also available at QEII Park and Pioneer Leisure Centre. Phone 941 8888 for details.

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 fitness level, you can participate and enjoy the benefits of this form of exercise. Benefits include improved posture and strengthened lower back, buttocks and stomach muscles. Pilates can help improve flexibility, strengthen the body and reduce stress.

A city of healthy and active people is one of the City Council’s key Community Outcomes. Supporting SPARC (Sport and Recreation New Zealand) guidelines recommending adults do at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day, council brings pilates to you in your community.

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