Welcome to Gain Momentum!
The group fitness classes use techniques from Pilates, yoga, tai chi, Callanetics and more. There is a range of classes available from easy, to mid level intensity to the more advance Body Sculpting. Our specialist classes of Aging Gracefully, Antenatal Pilates and Pushchair Pilates offer more specific movement and advice for those groups.
Our Group classes will be held in our new building on the roundabout in Carterton, starting Feb 4th 2013.
The Personal Training with Linda Penlington, including brain injury rehabilitation and remedies for kids’ development, can be booked separately and take place at her studio located at 71 Park Road, Carterton.
* Pilates for Kids courses commence on the 2nd week of each school term and run for 7 weeks only. Bookings essential for this class.
If you have a medical condition you should check with your health provider before beginning classes and also discuss any special needs with your instructor.
BASICS CLASS – Ideal for those new to group fitness, or not sure how to safely incorporate an existing injury into a workout or exercise plan. A beginners level workout, this 45 minutes class will gently work all major muscle groups, and teach you the fundamental principles of how to achieve an A Grade result with a C Grade effort! Basic relaxation techniques feature in the last 5 minutes of class.
PURE PILATES – This 45 minute class is aimed at those with a little experience. An intermediate level intensity, this Pilates only class (as the name suggests) will fast track your health and fitness goals, raise your metabolism, correct your posture, balance your body and promote a fantastic night’s sleep. Relaxation takes care of the last 5 minutes of this 45 minute class.
BODY SCULPTING – Pre-choreographed to music, this is a blend of Pilates, yoga, callanetics and Tai Chi with some good old fashioned grunt thrown in. This class will create sweat, an elevated heart rate, and carve out a lean and toned body. Body Sculpting is an advanced level class, with some experience of the Basics or Pure Pilates class highly recommended.
MEN ONLY – This class is no chat; just work. Ideal for newbies or experienced fitness freaks, this class focusses on harnessing that upper body strength, creating rock hard core muscles (safely), and easing the soreness that comes with lower back pain, and lack of flexibility everywhere, especially hamstrings and butts. 45 minute class.
ANTENATAL CLASS – It doesn’t matter how pregnant or experienced with yoga or Pilates you are, this is a safe and educational class for all expectant Mums. Our instructor Laura is an independent mid-wife and highly experienced group fitness instructor. The body is gently stretched, strengthened and there is great focus on the lower back and abdominals (especially the pelvic floor), but the whole body feel like it’s had a massage by the time the relaxation is complete at the end of the 50 minutes.
PILATES WITH BABIES – This class is for parents of any baby (pre-crawlers only please) Using the baby as a counterweight, you and your little one will spend this 30 minute class repairing the abdominal wall (especially the pelvic floor), strengthening the upper and lower back, and getting symmetry back into the body. There is 5 minutes brain development work for the baby, and 5 minutes relaxation and soothing techniques for you both at the end. This class IS RELEVANT for new Dad’s too: you will both love it.
PILATES FOR KIDS – If your child would like help with balance, co-ordination and self-soothing (relaxation) skills, then Pilates is for them. Of course Pilates will also stretch and strengthen their body and give more power to all their other sports and hobbies. Years 3-8 is best. * Courses commence on the 2nd week of each school term and run for 7 weeks only. Bookings essential for this class.
PUSHCHAIR PILATES – This 50 minute session with Lynsey Parkes begins in Memorial Square (outside the studio), and ends in the same place. Your walk will include stretches, some brisk pace for those who want it, slower pace for those who need it, some instructor led exercises in Carrington Park, loads of laughs, time to chat as you go, fun for the children (of any age) and unwanted calories scattered everywhere!! Any level of fitness is catered for.
AGING GRACEFULLY – Designed for those in retirement, rehabilitation, or who have been away from exercise for a long period, this 45 minute class specialises in mobility, balance, great posture and a pain-free active life. Our movements have no impact and focus on maintaining full body function, and an independent life.
YOGA – One class for beginners, and others more intense, this flowing type of yoga focuses on length, strength, balance and opening joints and will take you through a full range of motion.The session includes instruction on Sun Salutations, gentle forward and back bending, standing poses, balancing and twisting. You will learn how to use your breath to balance and support your effort while remaining calm and quiet. The session ends with a few minutes of quiet relaxation.
Complete beginners for Mary’s class at Tuesdays at 10am, some experienced participants should go to Robyn on Mondays at 9am, or Mary on Tuesday at 5.30pm, and for those wanting a vinyasa style workout, go to Robyn on Fridays at 9am.