Strengthening the very core of the Ironworks

In a bid to improve the well-being of our staff to limit the number of sick days taken per year, we had Carole Main from Mainly Pilates visit us again this week. Statistics show that an estimated 137.3 million working days were lost due to sickness and injury in the UK in 2016. Although decreased significantly since the 90s, this number is incredibly high and we would love to contribute to a lower number by providing our staff with weekly health-focused classes.

Carole is an experienced Pilates teacher with an additional qualification in Pilates for common orthopaedic conditions  (orthopaedic health.) She specialises in teaching small groups with an initial focus on fixing bad posture, something which she believes is the first hurdle when it comes to reducing back, neck and shoulder pains and achieving core strength and better overall health. Each of her classes focuses on five key elements; posture, mobility, balance, flexibility and strength. Carole always begins with developing posture followed by mobilisation of all the joints before moving on to exercises to improve flexibility, strength and balance, and finally developmental stretches.
Specially designed to target the right muscles to increase core strength and improve overall mobility, Carole’s classes can be designed and tailored to suit all experience levels - From the “I’ve never done this before!” beginner to the experienced Pilates connoisseur to male or female only classes, Mainly Pilates has it all.
This week, following our second Pilates class with Carole, we were awarded a certificate that recognises us as an official Mainly Pilates partner! We have loved working with Carole so far and can’t wait to see where this new partnership continues to take us.
Pilates classes are free to all members and will run every Wednesday at 16:00pm to 17:00pm right here at The British Ironwork Centre. Join us and Carole among the Iron Safari for a ‘relaxed’ afternoon of muscle stretching and improvements.
Indoor space is used, when there’s inclement weather.