Enhanced core strength and pelvic floor awareness - Pilates props like the foam roller and stability ball are great for building strength in a supported way. This supports better balance, posture and confidence in a wide range of movements.
Everyone is able to work at their own level - since most of these movements are floor based or supported with props this is a great class for everyone to feel comfortable in. Jo has done specific training in Accessible Yoga for larger bodies (Fat Yoga with Sarah Harry), Pilates for Active Aging, Pre and Post Natal Pilates and years of experience supporting students with MS, and rehabilitating different injuries.
This is a great Pre or Post Natal class, as well as the core strength and stability benefits, the focus on nurturing and self care is very beneficial and important before and after giving birth! Always get a doctor's ok to return to exercise, but there will be lots of great practice options here for you when you are ready.
This is also a great active rest practice for athletes or anyone with specific training goals - this is a great chance to nurture your body and balance out the rest of your movement repertoire.