Here at the Ironstone Wellbeing Centre, in Kettering, Northamptonshire we offer a wide range of Pilates classes with something to suit everyone. We have a purpose-built hot studio where we offer everything from the Hot Pilates, Inferno Hot Pilates and Hot Yogalates in 37-40 degree heat. The heat is brilliant for warming up muscles, increasing strength and flexibility and working up a sweat.
If hot is not your thing and you are looking for something slightly gentler, we also offer warm (a gentler 28-30 degrees) Yogalates classes and normal temperature classes. Both of which are perfect for perfect for building strength and stamina.
This style of exercise class was developed in the early 20th century by German-born, Joseph Pilates. He like many today, believed that mental and physical health were closely connected. Here at the Ironstone Wellbeing Centre we aim to support both the mental and physical wellbeing of the local community. We currently offer mat-based Pilates classes amongst many other types of classes in our wellbeing centre in Kettering.
This style is a low-impact exercise class that aims to strengthen muscles while improving postural alignment and flexibility. Although this class targets the core (abdominal muscles) it also incorporates the hips, the inner and outer thighs, and the back. This class is in fact a full-body workout.
The health benefits include improved flexibility, increased muscle strength and tone, particularly of your abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks (the ‘core muscles’ of your body), balanced muscular strength on both sides of your body, enhanced muscular control of your back and limbs.
Mat work may involve no equipment at all, but it can depending on the instructor also include equipment such as stretch bands and mini gym balls. Your goal throughout the session should be to take your time to complete the exercise in a slow and controlled manner and focus on the breath.
Our classes are suitable for all levels. We have expert teachers who can adapt and guide you throughout to ensure that you perform each exercise with good form. Our teachers will give you a variety of different level options to progress to based on the how you feel and how you would like to be challenged that day. Check out what we have to offer in our studios for Pilates in Kettering.
These hour or 45 minute classes are high intensity but low impact and offer a full body workout focusing on traditional Pilates principles practised in 37 degree heat. The heat warms up muscles more quickly and the class is challenging but fun offering a great workout and a real endorphin hit.
Yogalates is practised in both a hot and warm studio environment. It is a perfect fusion of Yoga and Pilates combining the yogic focus on enhanced mind and body awareness, strength, stamina, flexibility and balance, with Pilates techniques to improve posture and create a strong, stable foundation for movement.
This is a low-impact exercise class that focuses on strength, core stability, flexibility, muscle control, posture and breathing. Pilates will help you strengthen and stabilise your core so that you can move efficiently while improving your posture, flexibility, and mobility. All of these things will make you look and feel very fit.
Barre is a hybrid workout which fuses together elements of Ballet, Pilates, Yoga and Strength training. This class is a whole body workout which will challenge you but leave you feeling energised. You do not need to have any ballet experience. Try it for yourself!
A High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) class done to music in the heat, using Pilates principles. Unlike many HIIT classes, this is high intensity but low impact on the joints, making it a long-term, sustainable, regular workout.
This class will create visible results in a short space of time as it tightens your glutes, firms your abs and carves out your waistline.