Ballet and Pilates

Ballet and Pilates exercises both work to effectively strengthen the core, improve balance and improve posture.

Ballet works to strengthen our core, balance and posture using very controlled and graceful movement.

Pilates aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing.

Ballet – Level 1 Elementary

Ballet teacher Rosie Cambridge demonstrates an elementary ballet session. Always work at the level appropriate to you and keep a chair (or stand near a table or worktop) for support when necessary. Wear shoes if necessary.

Ballet – Level 2 Intermediate

This intermediate ballet workout will very effectively strengthen your core, legs and posture. Work on a firm surface and have a dining chair or similar close by for support as necessary. Only work at the level that is appropriate for you.

Ballet – Level 3 Advanced

This more advanced level lesson will seriously challenge your ability to balance so be sure to have a chair or similar to hold on to if necessary. If you find this too challenging, keep practising with Level 1 and 2.

Introducing Pilates

If you’ve never attended a Pilates class you will find this video helpful as Mary Morris teaches Rosemary the basic moves in her first Pilates session.

Intermediate Pilates

Qualified Pilates Instructor Mary Morris demonstrates an intermediate Pilates programme.

Advanced Pilates

Fitness expert Mary Morris demonstrates this more advanced Pilates programme which includes how to build up to being able to do “The Hundred” and “The Power Five.”