Welcome to our Physical Well-being page for NCN employees. We hope that you find the following excercise classes both physically and mentally beneficial. Classes are typically 40 ish minutes long and Kate Falkner is a lovely instructor. Intermingle a class each day with others in your household. Be it a parent or a child, pilates is beneficial to all. I hope you enjoy the classes and soon feel the physical benefit of the class. Level 1 is the easiest!
What is Pilates?
Pilates aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing
Pilates was developed by German-born Joseph Pilates, who believed mental and physical health were closely connected. His method was influenced by western forms of exercise, including gymnastics, boxing and Greco-Roman wrestling. Pilates immigrated to the US in the 1920s and opened a studio in New York, where he taught his method, which he called ‘contrology’ – for several decades.
Who is Pilates for?
Pilates has something to offer people of all ages and levels of ability and fitness, from beginners to elite athletes.
Practitioners say regular pilates can improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension.
Can Pilates help you lose weight?
Pilates is classed as a muscle-strengthening activity, which can help maintain a healthy weight. Classes can vary in intensity; they can be gentle or dynamic and offer a solid workout.
If you want to lose weight, your’re advised to combine pilates with a healthy diet and some aerobics activities, such as swimming, walking or cycling.