Our Pilates classes at Village Gym Aberdeen is a fun, open to all fitness class, designed to improve your flexibility, posture and balance through a low impact, full body workout.
Our Aberdeen members love how our Pilates class leaves them feeling fitter, more alert and more limber. What's not to love about that?
At Village Gym Aberdeen, our Pilates classes focus on controlled movements and breathing techniques for a full body workout, without the fast pace.
Using your own bodyweight for resistance, we'll target the back, upper body muscles and core, to improve your strength and body tone.
Our Pilates class is more about flow than fast-paced fitness. The low impact techniques we use at Village Gym Aberdeen make it a great full body workout for all ages and abilities.
Many members who suffer from lower back pain or osteoporosis choose our pilates class, thanks to the gentle movements and low pressure on the joints. It's the quality, not the quantity of your moves that counts here.
Our pilates class is a great option for anyone who loves the social side of a group workout, those trying to lose weight or members looking for a fun way to tone up.
So, you've booked your Pilates class at Village Gym Aberdeen. What to wear?
Pilates is about fluid, smooth movements, so you'll likely want to wear something that allows your body stretch and move freely.
We've put together a few tips on the perfect workout wardrobe to ensure you hit our Aberdeen pilates studio dressed for success.
Pilates was invented by German carpenter and gymnast, Joseph Pilates. He wanted to help injured dancers and soldiers maintain their fitness levels, without risking further injury.
Joseph Pilates believed that physical and mental health were well connected. Something we live and breathe here at Village Gym Aberdeen!
In the 1920's he opened a Pilates studio in New York. It's since become a staple fitness class in studios across the world!
Our pilates class at Village Gym Aberdeen is designed for members who want to transform the way their body looks, feels and how easily it moves.
Attending regular pilates classes can help to improve your body's strength and tone. Over time, you'll notice firmer thighs, tighter glutes and a flatter stomach.
The hundred (while focussing on breathing, we'll target core strength to improve stability)
The roll up (a gentle, well-controlled move to stretch the spine and strengthen abs)
Leg circles (pilates movements to strengthen the hips and core muscles)
Rolling ball (this move will massage the spine and open up the back)
Series of 5 (a series of pilates moves designed to strengthen the core and back muscles)
You'll get a lot more from your pilates class at Village Gym Aberdeen than just a fun workout! Our pilates class offers a number of great benefits too...
Pilates is a great option for strengthening the upper arms, tightening your glutes and toning up any wobbly bits!
Elongate Leg Muscles
There's a reason many models and dancers love pilates. The strength training aspect elongates your muscles, giving your legs a leaner, more slender look.
Got Your Back
Lower-back pain is often caused by weak stomach muscles and bad posture. Our pilates class will work the core, and improve posture which in turn will help to relieve back pain.
Regular pilates can help to decrease stress and conditions such as insomnia and anxiety.
The breathing techniques used in our pilates class help to restore calm and improve your concentration.
Perfect Your Performance
Many gym members find that their body are misaligned due to the one-sided nature of certain sports e.g. using a tennis racket or swinging a golf club.
Our Pilates class will help to balance your body, developing muscular symmetry to align your posture, and reducing the risk of injury.
Perfect For PreNatal
Pilates is a great fitness class for pregnant women, helping to align the spine and pelvis. Perfect for both post and pre-natal women who want to maintain their fitness, strengthen pelvic muscles or prepare the body for childbirth.
The breathing techniques and improved blood circulation that comes from our pilates class bring a boost in energy, making you feel more alert and more positive.
Of course, we offer much more than Pilates classes! A look at our fitness facilities in Aberdeen...
Warm up before your Pilates class with the latest, state-of-the-art cardio and resistance equipment as well as spacious free weight and stretching areas.
Our 20m heated pool is perfect for a cool down after a hard workout, or a workout in itself. Afterwards, chill out in the spa pool, steam room or sauna.
Aside from Pilates, we offer a vast selection of fitness classes, from Yoga to Zumba and everything in between. Find your perfect fit at Village Gym Aberdeen.
With 40 spin bikes, our gym in Aberdeen provides the perfect setting for your instructor-led or Virtual spinning class. Classes include Les Mills RPM and Village Spin.
Track your progress with the latest Technogym equipment and receive personalised training routines and motivation while working out to your own music.
Our Social Scene
Make those all-important weekend plans with friends over a light bite in the restaurant, a saintly salad in the bar or a smoothie in Starbucks. The perfect way to wind down after your pilates class and enjoy our member's social scene.
Raise The Barre
Our Barre workouts, designed by Les Mills, are accessible to all fitness and flexibility levels.
Combining classic ballet positions with high repetitions of slight movements using very light weights, Barre can improve posture and help shape your body.
The benefits of a Pilates class
The health benefits of a holistic class go way beyond the toning and strengthening results you'll gain from many other fitness classes.
You'll get them too, plus a bumper crop of other wellness-boosting effects...