Stretch, Release, and Pre-Pilates Class
This course will give you a varied and obtainable home practice, help you reduce stress in your body, manage aches and pains. Through fascial release, stretch, connection exercises and integrating better movement into your life you will feel the improvement . This is the perfect course to take prior to starting Pilates private sessions too. Learn the basic principles as we add in the Pilates work into our Tool Kit for you.
Getting in shape is a buzz word we all live with in our daily lives. How we do that remains an enormous obstacle for many people. At Cores & Effect Pilates we believe the real issue is getting connected first, and then shape and strength will come as a consequence of connection.
Whether you are an athlete seeking your competitive edge or you are among the many people who live with chronic pain or musculoskeletal issues, effective, satisfying exercise can feel like a huge challenge. Keeping this in mind, within the Pilates method, even before the basic Pilates exercises can be properly and safely mastered, certain issues that commonly arise in our modern lives – and in our “modern” bodies – must be addressed.
At Cores & Effect we have designed a program to assist people as both an introduction to the core principles involved in learning Pilates and as a specific method to facilitate body awareness and mind – movement connectivity.
This course is designed to meet you at your level of body awareness, strength and ability, and to help you build a sustainable, effective and realistically obtainable home practice. Through fascial release techniques, appropriate stretching, body mind connection/awareness exercises and the integration of better movement patterns into your life, you will feel the improvement in your body and everyday life.
In addition, this program is a perfect starting place prior to embarking on private Pilates sessions, where you will then have the opportunity to learn the Pilates method deep within the body, guided by an experienced teacher.
With a thorough introduction, via the pre-Pilates work in this course, you will start your Pilates adventure with a tool kit that you can systematically add to – with skills and techniques laying down the supportive habits of correct dynamic movement for your body.
Is the C&E Toolkit right for you?
- Are you dealing with chronic pain or dysfunctional movement patterns?
- Are you having difficulty getting into shape?
- Have you run into a plateau or obstacle in your training?
- Do you have poor posture?
What clients have to say about our Tool Kit Mat Classes:
I have a friend who was telling me about sessions that she was taking with Amy. We laughed as she told me she is not sure how it works but it does, and the difference that she has found in her own body is incredible. I decided to give it a try as Cores and Effect was offering a Took Kit class. At the first class I was amazed, as I left there sweating and in my opinion did not do a usual workout. After the first session I was hooked and wanted more as I could not believe that something so simple as moving your body a certain way could actually make you feel better. I have always been under the impression that I need to push my body to extremes to get it to do what I want. I had never ever stopped to notice how my body was feeling prior to taking the Tool Kit and, if I had noticed anything, I know that I would have ignored it and pushed through. Working on certain releases brought up emotional feelings that I had buried into my body and ignored. Amy allowed me to accept this and work through it as she encouraged me to sit with it, which I have not had the courage to do in the past. This whole experience has helped me on a physical, mental and emotional level more than anything I have ever done. I notice my body now and pay attention to it. I allow the emotions to flow through me when required and I feel so much better due to it. It is amazing as to how we are never taught to use our body properly and how rewarding that can be when we are shown. I would highly recommend Pilates as it has enhanced my life more than I ever could have dreamt possible.
The Tool Kit Class is an excellent introduction to Pilates, and for someone like myself a great review. Combined with the Tool Kit book the classes are a strong foundation for home practice.
I recently completed the Tool Kit class. I am amazed how much healthier I feel physically, emotionally and mentally. The techniques I learned to release fascia, stretch and strengthen muscles, and realign my body properly has truly been a game changer for me. The greatest part is I now have the knowledge and tools to carry on with this great practice at home!, C&E Tool Kit
I left my first Took Kit class feeling as if I had spent the hour getting a massage. I was relaxed, energized, and ready to take on the rest of my day. The best thing about the class is the benefits of exercising without feeling pained and tired afterward. The next day I was pleased to notice that my glutes and hamstrings were slightly sore, as if I had gone for a short hike, but without the lower back pain I would normally expect. The exercises did intensify over the next few classes, but never more than I could handle. After finishing the 6-week class, I have noticed improvements to my posture and an awareness of my body that I didn't have before. I still have a long ways to go on my journey with Pilates, but the Tool Kit class with Amy gave me the knowledge and confidence I needed to progress on to more advanced classes and private sessions., C&E Tool Kit