Pilates for Back Relief #1/4

  • May 5, 2014 · 6:45 PM
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NOTE & Update : This event requires payment in advance, so you CANNOT put yrself into ATTENDING list. The meetup rsvp on the right will hence always show "No spots left". This is incorrect. Spots are fully taken when the "attending" list hits 10.

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What is this ?

This is a Pilates series of 4 sessions. (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th May'14)

This series will be focusing more on strengthening the core and back muscles, which plays an important role in stabilising our hip/pelvis area that supports the lower back. This will be particularly helpful for people who have back issues and frequent back ache and pain.

These sessions will consist of a series of exercises which targets the main "problematic" and "lazy" muscles of the body!  You will be surprised many of us have many such hidden muscles that we don't even realize they exist! The truth is that these "forgotten or neglected" muscles are the main cause to the pain a lot of us are suffering today due to their lack of strength to support our functional movement or lack of stretching. With consistent strengthening and stretching of these muscles, it allows for better performance and lesser prone to injuries in other sports as well.

Who is Suitable ?

- Those who have never done Pilates before, not sure whether you should commit to a regular session - you can always take up 1 class first and decide if you wish to continue

- Those who have injuries and seen + gotten clearance from physiotherapists, can proceed to Pilates for further rehabilitation

- Those who have muscle tightness, pain, incorrect posture, this is definitely for you

- Those who wish to get fitter, toned up, improve on your strength/endurance without excessive bulk up in your body  and better posture

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About the Trainer

Noelle's passion started 10 years back when she got acquainted with the gym through a friend. She started with fitness classes and with limited knowledge, she hurt her back due to over-exertion and wrong posture.

She then decided to take up a Fitness Instructor Course with Singapore Sports Council in order to enhance her fitness knowledge. Her passion grew as she dwells more into fitness. Her back injuries also led her to learn more about Yoga & Pilates. She proceeded to take up a Diploma in Yoga & Stotts Pilates Mat + Reformer certifications. This also enables her to understand more on avoiding sports injuries during exercise.

Her main focus is to share the benefits of getting fit and avoiding sports injuries is her priority. Her background enables her to design personal/class programs which includes a good combination of fitness, endurance, strength & stretching exercises.

Currently, she conducts Circuit/Fitness Training, Yoga, Pilates, Personal Training sessions and corporate classes at various studios and with her own private clients.

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Our RSVP rules :

Please RSVP ONLY if you agree to our class' rules and commit to come for the class.

The class and studio's rule:

1. Be ON time : Please reach the studio latest by 6.50pm. You will need at least 10 minutes to get changed, toilet visit, and settle down. You need to be seated in the class room latest by 7pm as the class will start at 7pm sharp. Studio usage is STRICTLY from 7pm to 8pm.

2. How to secure your slot ? This is thru advance payment. So that no time is wasted on actual day (on collecting $) which should be focus on the teaching.

3. Waitlist do NOT equal to GOING : After you have made the advance payment, your name will be manually move into GOING list by the organizer. So kindly sms Noelle @[masked] after your payment with your actual name, meetup name, amount transferred, which bank & transaction number.

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Things to bring :

Please do bring the following items:
1. Mat (mats are PROVIDED at the studio; bring only if you prefer to use your own)
2. Water (this is a must to keep yourself hydrated)
3. Towel (to wipe your sweat or clean up)
4. Attire (it is recommended to wear sports attire which are comfortable, stretchable & allows movement freely) -> No shorts please!

5. Extra clothes to change (if required)

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Venue:

520, North Bridge Road, Wisma Alsagoff

Directions:

From Bugis MRT Station, proceed to Bugis Junction Toastbox and cross the road (The building is just directly across the road from Toastbox)

You can refer to the below link for the exact location.

Map link : http://www.streetdirectory.com/sg/wisma-alsagoff/520-north-bridge-road-188742/9869_13737.html

For more questions, please sms Noelle @[masked].

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Payment Details :

I will be renting a studio with a maximum capacity of about 10-12 pax.

Duration: Approximately 1 hour (class will start at 7pm & ends at 8pm sharp)

Cost: $20/pax/session

NoteIf you sign up for all 4 sessions at 1 go, it will then be a flat rate of $60.

To confirm your participation :

You will need to make payment to my POSB Savings Account[masked]

Deadline :

When all slots fully taken (Get the status of slots on event page) OR

by Friday 2nd May 2014, 12pm and send me an sms @ [masked].

After payment, Please sms & indicate your exact name, meetup name, amount transferred, bank & transaction number. Once payment received, you will then be moved to the confirmed attendees list.

* Once payment made, no cancellation or refund is allowed. However, you may arrange for your own replacement.

* If you are unable to attend any class due to unforseen urgent and/or valid reasons/emergencies, you are entitled to ONLY 1 replacement class. (which means you can only postpone a class for 1 time; if you did not attend the replacement class, there will not be any replacement subsequently for the same case)

NOTE: This is provided it is informed to the organizer in advance before the class starts.

* The minimum number to start a class is 8 pax. If we are unable to hit the minimum number, class may be cancelled and full refund will be given only in such an instance.

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What is Pilates ?

Pilates emphasize alot on core strength. (Core is the deep, internal muscles of the abdomen and back). It focus on balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and body awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement. It is a body conditioning routine that may help build flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips and back. It puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing, and developing a strong core or center, and improving coordination and balance.

Pilates has been used in people who suffer from back pain, osteoarthritis and posture related pain. It is also used extensively by dancers, cricketers and Olympic athletes in an effort to improve movement control and prevent injury. However, because the techniques are progressive it is also an appropriate form of exercise for beginners. It is also very common for people with injuries to proceed with Pilates after Physiotherapy.

Benefits of Pilates includes, but not limited to:

1. General Fitness

- Improves your posture

- Improves mobility and flexibility of the spine

- Delivers muscle tone and flexibility

- Promotes a more efficient and supportive core

- Increases stability for the pelvis and shoulders

- Fosters the health of joints through improved mobility and support from the surrounding musculature

- Complements training for athletes

2. Health Conditions

- Facilitates injury prevention and physical rehabilitation

- Builds better balance and coordination, particularly for the elderly

- Offers a safe and excellent form of exercise for ante and post-natal women

- Alleviates aches and pains

- Helps maintain and can improve bone density

- Develops the function and efficiency of the lungs with improvement in circulation

- Offers a safe and beneficial form of exercise for a wide range of medical conditions, including Scoliosis, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, and Multiple Sclerosis.

3. Overall Well-being

- Makes you look and feel better

- Relieves stress and tension and promotes a feeling of well-being

- Expands body awareness

- Integrates mind, body and spirit

- Improves quality of life

"Pilates develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit." Joseph Pilates

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  • Noelle L.

    Dear All, a gentle reminder that the payment deadline is tom 12pm. Please do make payment transfer before deadline if you are keen ya. Thanks! ;)

    May 2, 2014

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  • Noelle L. +9
    Noelle Prize winning Pilates Instructor
    Event Host

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