to my website. My name is Debbie West and I teach Pilates and Somatic
Exercise Classes at my Barnstaple Pilates Studio at The Tarka Clinic as well as surrounding villages, including High Bickington and West Buckland.
professional Pilates tuition and client care and was established in
The Pilates Studio is fully equipped with large Pilates
equipment. Many people who have never entered a Pilates Studio before
think the large equipment looks like 'torture equipment'! Believe me,
it's not! The apparatus is used to facilitate functional movement, add
some assistance or resistance, or for the advanced exerciser who wants
to be challenged further.
Pilates Mat work is valuable also as this
means you can continue your Pilates exercises at home. All you need is a
folded towel or a Pilates Mat to protect your body. There is also a
large supply of small equipment such s gym balls, fit rolls, light arm
weights, thera-bands etc which are usually incorporated in your Pilates
session whether it is a One to One, Mat class or Studio session.
There is a changing area.
What do I wear?
Socks are to be worn in the studio at all
times - even in the Summer - for hygiene reasons.
No special workout gear is
required; just wear loose comfortable clothing that is not restrictive such as
tracksuit bottoms. A fitted tee shirt is ideal as is easier for the teacher to
check your alignment. You may require a few extra layers.
It is advisable to bring a bottle of water
for your session to sip. Even though Pilates is not cardiovascular in its
original form, with any exercise it is advisable to keep hydrated.
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