Club members may attend any of the Pilates sessions arranged by the club. Sessions are twice a month on Sundays with a qualified Pilates instructor but tailored to suit runners. All sessions are funded by the club as part of the annual membership.
It sounds simplistic, but the aim of the sessions is to improve the runner’s agility, balance and coordination. When you break the running action down a lot of time is spent on one foot and so runners need good balance. You have to move your arms and legs together, so you need to be well-coordinated and you need to be agile to avoid obstacles and uneven ground.
The sessions use a series of drills and exercises to improve these key skills.
A strong core is also important to runners and the sessions also concentrate on strength and conditioning exercise, oh and we always try and have a bit of fun!