Gentle Pilates

Gentle Pilates

Cost:  $2 drop-in pass (Maple Ridge)

Instructors:  Leigha

Description:  Pilates is a breath based exercise and designed to help older adults maintain flexibility, strength and balance.  Pilates is a form of exercise that emphasizes core strength, proper alignment and controlled movement.  This is a beginner’s class with adaptations for those at an intermediate level. 

*Bring:  your own ma

Gentle Pilates (drop-in):  Maple Ridge Hall C

Thursdays  6:30pm – 7:15pm 


We are often asked what the differences between Yoga and Pilates are.

In a nutshell, both address mindful movement, involve a gentle and relaxing full body stretch, and body awareness.  Yoga can have a spiritual focus – Pilates on daily movement mechanics. 

The breathing techniques are different.  (Pilates inhales through the nose, out through the mouth.)

Pilates focuses on one’s “core” (abdominal) muscles to support one’s posture and balance.  Yoga teaches mindfulness, awareness, focus.

Chair Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, and Pilates each have their own strengths and benefits for the user.

Ultimately, the best way to note the differences and determine what works for you is to come out and try these classes.

Come a few minutes early, introduce yourself to the instructor, share your health goals and any medical concerns.  Our qualified experienced instructors will advise how you can best participate.