If you're looking for a low impact workout that offers all the benefits of a full body toning session, you'll love our Pilates classes at Village Gym Blackpool. Add a little fun to your fitness routine and get fit with friends!
Our Pilates class will help to improve your flexibility, posture and balance, whilst also relaxing the mind to ensure you leave our studio feeling happy!
Our Blackpool Pilates fans love this holistic class for a full body workout without the need for sweating it out on the gym floor.
At Village Gym Blackpool, our Pilates classes involve controlled, precise movements and breathing techniques for a full body workout, without the fast pace.
Using your own bodyweight against gravity, you'll work the back, upper body muscles and core, to improve your strength, balance, posture and overall body tone.
Our Pilates class is more about flow than fast-paced fitness. The low impact techniques we use at Village Gym Blackpool make it ideal 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 Blackpool. 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 Blackpool 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 Blackpool!
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 Blackpool pilates class is ideal for members who want to improve muscle tone, lose weight or scuplt a more lean figure.
The exercises used in our Pilates class will target muscle groups individually, allowing you to strengthen and tone key areas such as the legs, glutes, abs and thighs.
It's not a high energy workout, so it takes time to transform your body through Pilates, though add a weekly Pilates class to your usual gym routine and 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)
Thanks to the low impact nature of our Pilates class, it's no surprise that it's so popular with our Blackpool members over a certain age.
Our older members choose our Pilates class at Village Gym Blackpool as it's easy on the joints, simple to follow and great fun with friends.
Great for low back pain sufferers, older adults with joint paint or those looking for an effective way to stay fit without the need for a fast paced workout.
Regularly attending our Pilates class in Blackpool will help to improve your posture, balance and reduce the risk of falling.
Our Pilates classes are low intensity, so won't torch fat in the same way a high energy cardio class will. Though, they will help you to add strength and muscle mass, improving your body's ability to burn fat.
Add a Pilates class to your usual weight loss training programme to speed up your weight loss mission and tone up at the same time.
A more toned physique also helps the body to appear slimmer. So if weight loss is your goal, our Blackpool Pilates class can make a great addition to your usual gym routine.
Tendency to hobble? Struggle to straighten up? If you're suffering from back pain, it can be hard to find a workout that works for you. Pilates has been heralded as one of the best exercises for back pain. A low impact, gentle stretching workout that will strengthen, tone and detoxify the body.
Pilates will help to improve flexibility and align your spine, taking pressure off the back and helping to relieve pain.
Do you know your Powerhouse from your Prone?
If you haven't tried Pilates yet, it's currently one of the most popular fitness classes out there.
Now, it may look from a distance much like a load of people in lycra, pretending to be trees, but Pilates is actually a great full body toning workout.
If you're a Pilates newbie, we've outlined a few basics to get you started and prep you on what to expect for your first Blackpool Pilates class.
Raise The Barre
Our Barre workouts, designed by Les Mills, are accessible to all fitness and flexibility levels.
Combining classic ballet positions with plentiful repetitions of small movements using very light weights, our Barre class will 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...
Of course, we offer much more than fitness classes! A look at our cutting-edge health and wellness facilities in Blackpool...
Our gym in Blackpool has state-of-the-art cardio machines with touch screen technology and iPod docks, resistance machines and spacious free weight and stretching areas as well as expert Personal Trainers, a running track and squash courts.
At Village Gym Blackpool there are two swimming pools to choose from, an indoor and an outdoor pool, plenty of pool based group fitness classes as well as a sauna, steam room and spa pool.
Love group fitness? Our gym in Blackpool has a great selection of classes on offer. From high intensity Les Mills fitness classes to more relaxing classes like Pilates and Tai Chi.
From Virtual Spin Fat Burn to Sprints and Intervals, Village Gym Blackpool has a great selection of instructor-led and virtual spinning classes, guaranteed to get your heart rate up.
Make the most of your workout at Village Gym Blackpool with our amazing selection of Technogym cardio and resistance equipment.
Our Social Scene
Our Blackpool members know how to socialise! Make those weekend plans with friends over a light bite at Buca di Beppo, a saintly salad in the Village Pub or a smoothie in Starbucks. The perfect way to wind down after your workout and enjoy our member's social scene.