Join Geri Taylor and her quirky, innovative way of looking at Pilates for this practical, educational and entertaining workshop topic.
From the moment we are born, we are ageing. As the body goes from childhood to adulthood, through the childbearing years, into maturity and then towards the elderly, there are significant anatomical, physiological, psychological, balance and postural changes. This workshop will explore the different stages of aging, the benefits of exercise at each stage, and additional conditions which may present at different ages. We will study the scientific recommendations for each age group, including potential risks, warning signs and contraindications. We will provide appropriate exercise guidelines for all ages, and practice and teach repertoire to help the Pilates instructor or other therapist develop programs for both private training and group classes.
Presenter - Geri Taylor has been teaching fitness since the 1980’s - the era of Jazzercise, Jane Fonda and leg warmers. Twenty years later, when she discovered Pilates, she thought this is the best exercise ever, I have to teach this. Since then Geri has been on a journey of discovery, getting her Advanced Diploma of Pilates, attending workshops and master classes with Pilates most respected instructors, and teaching mat and studio classes, and workshops in Australia, Europe and America. Geri is certified with the PMA, PAA, and Fletcher Pilates. She loves how using the principles of Pilates, combined with current science, makes it possible to give people a safe, fun, effective, educational full body workout.
Geri teaches more than just exercise. She gives people the awareness of how their body works and how to get the best from their bodies. Four years ago she discovered Bowen Therapy, a gentle hands on form of body work that uses rolling motions over specific parts of the body, especially the fascia, to stimulate the natural healing ability of the body. Geri has since completed the Cert IV and Diploma of Bowen Therapy and use Bowen fascial release techniques, and fascial fitness along with Pilates to help every body move well, relaxed, without pain, and with strength, flexibility and awareness.
Venue: Body Intelligence Pilates Studio, 49 Phillip ave Block D, Room 202, Canberra Technology Park, Watson ACT 2602
Time: 1pm - 5pm