Beginners’ Soma-Pilates Course

Pilates just got a whole load better!

Beginners’ Soma-Pilates Course

Standard Pilates can be a great mind-body exercise which can provide strengthening and toning of the core muscles as well as mental focus and improved mind-body co-ordination. ‘Well, how can you make that even better?’, we hear you ask.

Well, here at Body IQ, where everything is taught with an emphasis on mindfulness, Pilates has been slowed right down and combined with ‘somatics’ to make it even better for you. Somatics is a more meditative form of exercise which works on a deeper neuro-muscular level and can have incredibly profound results. It is very effective at releasing muscle tension, re-aligning poor posture and relieving chronic pain, so as well as gaining strength and toning, you will feel absolutely chilled and stress-free too!! So choose Soma-PILATES instead of standard Pilates because...

  • It is slower, gentler and more approachable for everyone
  • It gets better results
  • It gets longer-lasting results
  • It develops a stronger mind-body connection
  • It makes you more focused and more relaxed
  • There is less chance of injury or irritation of any chronic aches or pains

This course will start you from the very beginning. You need no prior knowledge of Pilates or Somatics. The group will be small so your teacher can monitor you and give you the best quality of instruction. You will always be encouraged to work at your own pace and can relax in the knowledge that you won’t be pushed to compete with others or to do endless reps, but rather you will listen to your own body and its achievements.

Our upcoming courses:

 

  • Tuesdays at 7.45pm (starting on 9th May 2017)
  • Mondays at 11.15am (starting on 5th June 2017)

 

  • Class length: 1 hour
  • Course duration: 6 weeks
  • Course fee: £49

At: The Body IQ Studio, 4 Canon Harnett Court, Wolverton Mill, MK12 5NF

Gore Laughlin is highly qualified in the field of physical training and is especially interested in injury prevention, rehabilitation and movement education. He has been practising and researching methods of mind-body exercise for 15 years.  Fairly early on he came to realise that there isn’t one particular discipline which is the right one for everybody.  There is no “one size fits all” answer to an optimum fit and well body.  Realising that most of his clients suffer from the adverse effects of a sedentary 21st century lifestyle such as stiffness, muscle tension, chronic pain and lack of range of movement through their own individual postural bad habits, he became concerned at some of the exercises that they were attempting to do in standard Pilates and yoga classes, etc. knowing that unless people were at a higher state of “body awareness”, they would be more likely to injure themselves than ever get fitter or stronger. Gore’s focus is firmly on helping people get more educated and more attuned in their own body which will then lead to greater strength, suppleness and overall fitness but to achieve this SAFELY and SMARTLY.  He became convinced that the mind-body connection is the key to wellness and incorporates his vast knowledge of this into every class he does.

Gore is very clear and direct with a “no-nonsense” approach to your health and he expects a level of commitment from you too!   He has an amazing gift for leaving his clients feeling worked, revitalised and yet incredibly relaxed – all at the same time.

Gore Laughlin

Gore Laughlin is highly qualified in the field of physical training and is especially interested in injury prevention, rehabilitation and movement education. He has been practising and researching methods of mind-body exercise for 15 years. Fairly early on he came to realise that there isn’t one particular discipline which is the right one for everybody. There is no “one size fits all” answer to an optimum fit and well body. Realising that most of his clients suffer from the adverse effects of a sedentary 21st century lifestyle such as stiffness, muscle tension, chronic pain and lack of range of movement through their own individual postural bad habits, he became concerned at some of the exercises that they were attempting to do in standard Pilates and yoga classes, etc. knowing that unless people were at a higher state of “body awareness”, they would be more likely to injure themselves than ever get fitter or stronger. Gore’s focus is firmly on helping people get more educated and more attuned in their own body which will then lead to greater strength, suppleness and overall fitness but to achieve this SAFELY and SMARTLY. He became convinced that the mind-body connection is the key to wellness and incorporates his vast knowledge of this into every class he does. Gore is very clear and direct with a “no-nonsense” approach to your health and he expects a level of commitment from you too! He has an amazing gift for leaving his clients feeling worked, revitalised and yet incredibly relaxed – all at the same time.

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