At WLTCC we are keen to promote fitness right across the membership and now run on a regular basis Yoga, Pilates and Stretch classes, led and managed by our experienced, qualified instructor Ali Williamson.
We are essentially a sports membership Club, but also offer a very reasonably priced Social Membership that would entitle you to enrol for these fitness classes. Non–Members can also sign up but will need to pay an additional fee on each occasion.
“If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at 60 you are supple and strong, then you are young.” Joseph Pilates
The Pilates method stretches and strengthens all the muscles of the body, giving it a defined shape and improved posture. Pilates exercises target the deep core muscles that protect your spine, narrow your waist and help to give you power and strength. This is why many top sportsmen do Pilates as part of their regular fitness training programme.
It is also extremely beneficial to those with back problems and is often prescribed by physiotherapists and other medical professions as rehabilitation for, or prevention of, back pain and injury. (Indeed, Ali is qualified as a practitioner in the use of exercise to manage back pain and brings this knowledge to her classes).
Ali teaches a blend of modern and classical Pilates, taking account of the most up to date scientific principles, and uses a variety of small equipment such as bands, stability balls and magic circles in her classes. This ensures that the content stays fresh, interesting and challenging.
There is a session particularly for men but it’s very popular so you’ll have to book early!
For Class times please press this link to the drop down Fitness menu.
"If you can breathe, you can do Yoga." Anon
Yoga is designed to give you strength and flexibility as well as calm your mind, so you don’t just look good, you feel good too! The stretching and holding of postures causes muscles to lengthen, which gives the body a longer, leaner look and the sequences include work for the upper body, lower body and core.
Yoga is one of the few disciplines to appear consistently on the American College of Sports Medicine’s list of International Top Fitness Trends and its popularity continues to increase – this year it has moved from 10th to 7th place on the list, showing that it is both enduring and cool! It’s a fantastic workout and, because you adapt the practice to your own speed and level of comfort, and because it really is non-competitive, it is appropriate for everyone.
Ali teaches a Vinyasa Yoga class, with beautiful flowing sequences of varying speeds to challenge, strengthen, invigorate and, eventually, relax the body and mind.
Pilates and Yoga classes are run by our qualified instructor Ali Williamson.
For more information and to contact Ali please see her website .
The instructor will provide individual inductions and exercise advice and are always on hand to help and encourage.
Ali is a qualified and experienced Pilates instructor and Personal Trainer. She is a Specialist in Exercise for the Management of Low Back Pain and this knowledge benefits many of the participants in her Pilates sessions. Ali is also qualified to work in conjunction with GPs and other health professionals to provide exercise programmes to help the rehabilitation of patients with many controlled conditions such as heart and lung disease, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, diabetes and spinal disorders.
Ali is a Member of The Register of Exercise Professionals and her qualifications include:
She looks forward to welcoming you in one of her classes
If you would like to find out more about joining our fitness classes, please:
When you have enrolled in a class please bring the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PARQ) along to your first session. Your instructor will then be aware of any injury you might have and will design an exercise programme accordingly.