In the last decade, Pilates has become a popular way to exercise your mind and body. Based on exercises designed to strengthen the core, Pilates can help improve your health without taking a toll on your body. Emerson Hospital is offering a Small Group Pilates class beginning April 14th. The six-week class, led by certified Pilates instructor Lori Seymour, is limited in size to allow for more personal attention.
The class is taught in a way to help participants increase their body awareness and help them perform the exercises correctly in order to get the most benefit from them. Lori’s mission is to help people understand the importance of having a strong core to help achieve a balanced body for overall wellness in life.
A recent participant of the class, Rebecca Cutting, said, “I started in very poor shape and found that Lori’s detailed coaching really helped me to understand body mechanics so that the exercises were much more effective than in a larger class. The semi-private setting was better for me because I could get the one on one coaching to improve my conditioning.”
Exercises in the class are based on the principles of Pilates but add strength training. The class meets at Emerson Hospital’s Integrative Health and Wellness Center, located at 310 Baker Avenue in Concord, on Tuesdays at 5:30-6:30 p.m., beginning April 14th. For more information about this and many other wellness classes taking place this spring at Emerson’s Integrative Health and Wellness Center, visit www.emersonhealthyliving.org or call 978-287-3777.
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Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton and Westford. The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns. To learn more, visit www.emersonhospital.org.