U3ADenia - Pilates


Email pilates@u3adenia.com 
Group leader:  Sally Merrett
Meetings:  Monday
Time:  12:00 - 1:00 pm Every Monday
Venue:  Denia Centro de Fitness


Updated info- (July 6th 2018)
In addition to the Pilates classes, 'Back Health' class on Monday at 10:30 am with Susie is available to U3A members as an alternative option to the suspended U3A Monday Pilates class. The cost is the same as the U3A class, 3.50 Euros.

Pilates - (25th June 2018) Update from David Ord (Group Leader) The temporary absence of Miguel has become permanent. He has officially resigned from Denia Fitness Centre and we wish him well in his new career.

As a consequence, it is highly unlikely that the U3A Pilates class will begin again until after the summer, probably the first week or so in September.

In the meantime, anyone can join the Spanish Pilates classes on Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 am with Lourdes as the teacher or the special Pilates based 'Espalda Sana - Healthy Back' class given by Susanna at 10:30 on Monday mornings. The cost of these classes will be the same as for the U3A class throughout the summer.

I will endeavor to keep you all apprised of any changes. David Ord (Group Leader).

What is Pilates?

According to Joseph Pilates, it is mindful exercise that integrates the principles of control, centring, concentration, precision, flow of motion and breath as its core. It is this philosophy of movement that connects the many different styles and approaches to a Pilates programe. Pilates was first developed over 90 yrs ago and is now undergoing a huge revival.

Pilates is a complete exercise method dedicated to improving physical and mental health. It focuses on building your body's core strength and improving your posture through a series of low repetition, low impact stretching and conditioning exercises. Pilates goes far beyond your core muscles however and not only provides a complete body workout (you will be working muscles you didn't even know you had!), but also helps you develop an awareness of how your body works, helping your mind and body to work in harmony.

General Information

Classes last approximately 1 hour, all equipment and the teacher are provided by the Denia Fitness Centre, wear comfortable clothing and barefoot is best.

Don't forget that you pay and sign in at Reception and show your U3A membership card to receive the special U3A price of 3.50 euros per session.