Lunchtime Group Pilates Class

Lunchtime Group Pilates Class


Is your desk getting you down? Work your spine, loosen and strengthen your shoulders, and get some deep core strengthening in your lunchtime!

Online Video Support – hundreds of videos!

What we do in the lessons is what is in the Foundations Course.  The idea is that you practice daily at home so that you become more awesome than you already are :-)!  This resource is totally free – for now!

  • There are ten parts organised by Foundations and Principles of Pilates.
  • Each installment features a full workout and videos demonstrating and explaining in detail each exercise individually.
  • This ten part course will support you in your practice at home between lessons.  You’ll be able to watch the exercises performed on video, read explanations and follow full workouts!

There are almost a hundred videos for you to follow!  This way, not only will you be certain your doing the exercises correctly, but you’ll know that you’re getting the best bang for your buck – what’s not to love?


Class: every Wednesday  @ 1:00 pm


Check out the Online Pilates Foundations Course Introduction: click here.

Where is the Mat Pilates Class?  – meet reception, Zellig

Meet at Zellig, The Custard Factory, Gibb St. Digbeth reception and we’ll go to the third floor: Birmingham Pilates Studios.  But you’ll need to book your place first!


When is the Pilates Class? – Weds @ 1pm

Meet at 1pm prompt so we can get started at 1:10 pm. We’ll finish forty five minutes later!  We want to start promptly so that we can get in the full forty-five minutes so that everyone can get back to work!


How much does it cost?  – £40 for package of four

Pay cash for your first one!  £10 per lesson bought in packages of four, so £40 for four lessons. Sadly, places in Group Lessons cannot be rescheduled.


Who are these Pilates aimed at? – office workers: men & women

Anyone – but especially for desk workers. Both men and women, young and old. If you are an advanced Pilates practitioner, you’ll know how to get the most leverage out of these easy Foundation Exercises. If you are a beginner, you’ll learn the Foundations of Pilates. But we’ll be focussing on strength, posture and alignment of the neck, shoulders, spine and pelvis


How many people will be in the class? – 4-8

With less that four bookings the course will be cancelled and aid for bookings will be refunded.  This is not a “red line”, but a rough guide. There will be a maximum of eight in a group.


What do I need? – just your awesome self!

Stretch or loose fitting clothes that allow you freedom of movement. You won’t be needing trainers, special gloves or socks. We provide mats for you.


What will we do? – Pilates Fondations

Mainly Pre-Pilates and some traditional Pilates exercises.

Level: Easy / Foundations (but if you understand the Foundations you can still get lots out of the basic repertoire)

Pace: deliberate to moderate

We’ll be focusing on a full body workout (breathing, deep core activation, abdominal strengthening, mobilisation and strengthening of the spine and shoulders and pelvic positioning). We’ll be working in all positions in a workout that emphasises form and safety.


Online Support? – a crapton loads!

These classes are supported by our Online Pilates Foundations Course:

Series 1 Episode 1: Foundations: click here – “Breathing, Deep Core Activation and Abdominal Strengthening”

Series 1 Episode 2: Foundations: click here – “The Spine & Pelvis: position & control”

Series 1 Episode 3: Foundations: click here – “Spinal Mobility & Strengthening”

Series 1 Episode 4: Foundations: click here – “Shoulder Mobility and Stabilisation”

Series 1 Episode 5: Foundations: click here – “Alignment & Standing”

Series 2 Episode 6: Starting Pilates & Extras: click here – “Flow and Roll Ups & Downs”

Series 2 Episode 7: Starting Pilates & Extras: click here – “A Pelvic Clock & Sitting Up & Lying Down”


What about the Online Pilates Foundations Course? – see the links above!

Most of the exercises are demonstrated and explained in the Ten Day Online Pilates Foundation Course.   Click here to go to the blog page where you can find the course.


Do I need an Assessment Lesson? – no

No, as these lessons are not designed around one person’s special needs – these are general, all round conditioning workouts.


What about safety and contraindicated movements? – tell me if you have issues listed below …

These workouts are designed with form & safety in mind. Almost all people can start to do the exercises we’ll be doing in these classes. However, if you do suffer from any important musculoskeletal issues, you must let you instructor know beforehand so that the exercises can be adapted. Here is a list. If you don’t know what these are – that’s great news – you probably don’t have it!

– Osteoporosis or Osteopenia, Arthritis, Hip replacement?

– Herniated or bulging disk, Facet Joint Syndrome, Spondiololisthesis, Spinal Stenosis, Peripheral neuropathy: numbness, tingling, diminished sensation?

– Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Rotator Cuff Impingement, Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

– Anterior Cruciate Ligament Knee Injuries, Plantar Fasciitis?

– Fibromyalgia, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Gastric Reflux, Glaucoma, Multiple Sclerosis?

See you there!


Happy Pilatesing,

Miguel 🙂

Photo credits – Emma Cheers: Instagram

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