Instructor: Erica Bentley
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
When: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays (January 8 – May 18)
Where: Fitness Center Studio (1st floor – WVU Cancer Center)
Pilates mat classes focus on developing core strength, flexibility, balance and stamina. Classes are done on the floor using your body and a mat. Mats are provided.
Mondays: Beginner Mat Pilates – The beginner mat class introduces participants to the Pilates principles and beginner Pilates exercises on the mat. Join us as we blend strength and flexibility training to improve posture, reduce stress and create long, lean muscles. The focus will be on body awareness, form, technique and proper breathing. This class is open and appropriate for participants of all levels. No previous Pilates experience is necessary.
Wednesdays: Pilates with Props – Using Pilates circles, foam rollers and resistance bands, this mixed-level props class will add variety to the Pilates mat exercises. The focus of this total body workout will be challenging the core and surrounding muscles while maintaining control and good form. This class is open to participants of all levels.
Fridays: Intermediate to Advanced Mat Pilates – This class will build upon the beginner exercises and introduce more difficult intermediate and advanced level exercises, with and without props. It is recommended for participants who have a solid core foundation and a comfortable understanding of the Pilates beginner mat exercises. It is recommended that participants have attended at least one full session of the Beginner Mat Pilates class before attempting this class.
$3 + 22 Wellness Points for Employees of: WVU Medicine, WVU at Health Sciences Campus, WVU Downtown & Evansdale Campuses
$25 for Spouses & Dependents of Employees (Employee spouses, dependents (age 14-20) may participate as space permits)
$25 for WVU Students