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Pilates for Parkinsons

Published 16 February 2011, Posted in Northland

Pilates course for Parkinson’s Northland members and others.

This course focuses on movement integration rather than high impact abdominal exercises.

Pilates is a form of exercise, developed by Joseph Pilates, which emphasizes the balanced development of the body to improve core strength, flexibility and well-being.  It focuses on improving flexibility and strength of the total body, improving posture and co-ordination whilst focusing on postural control and awareness during the exercises.

Date:   2 March – 20 April, 2011 inclusive (8 weeks)
Day:  Wednesdays
Time:  3.00 – 4.00 pm
Place:  Masonic Hall, 224 Maunu Road, Whangarei
Cost:  $45.00 (North Tec course)
Tutor:  Barbara Faust-Heffner, Bream Bay Fitness and Pilates (Certified Pilates Instructor)

Please ring Cathy Walker on Ph: 09 432 8652 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to enrol, no later than Wednesday 16 February 2011 (We hope to have this course ongoing)

About the instructor:

Barbara Faust-Heffner
Barbara has studied Pilates with Polestar Pilates in Auckland for over two years with hundreds of hours of practice to master technique whilst observing and assisting Polestar teachers.

Polestar Pilates:
Polestar is an international community of research-orientated movement science professionals who transfer advanced knowledge to our clients to improve health and well-being through the application of Pilates and various methodologies of movement science.  The association is a worldwide provider of rehabilitation-based Pilates curriculum, and high calibre Pilates teachers.  Ref: Pilates Course March 2011


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