Tranmere Rovers push Pilates program

Filed under: Pilates News — Susan on October 4, 2010

Tranmere Rovers Football Club has partnered with the NHS to launch a range of fitness activities including Pilates for men aged 40 and over.

The scheme, named Active Rovers, also encompasses other aspects of a healthy lifestyle such as Tai-Chi, sports and cookery lessons focussing on healthy eating. The scheme will initially concentrate on the Wirral area of Merseyside, and Steve Williams, manager for charity Tranmere in the Community, hinted that anyone who signs up may be in line for a free gift. He said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity for men over forty who perhaps haven’t done much exercise but want to increase their physical activity. The sessions are all for beginners – so fitness levels don’t matter.

“The classes are mainly held in the club’s new Recreation Centre, so players themselves put in an occasional appearance too – and there’s even a chance for those taking part to watch a Tranmere game for free.”

It’s common for many Premiership and League One football teams to incorporate Pilates as part of the overall fitness program for their players. As Pilates targets the core abdominal and back muscles, a comprehensive program can prepare players for the rigours of the game. Pilates can even help reduce the recovery time for injured players, especially if joints such as the ankles or knees are damaged.

Tranmere Rovers has shown that Pilates needn’t be the preserve of professional football players, and there are many classes across Merseyside and Pilates classes in Lancashire pilates classes Lancashire in places like Pilates classes in Preston pilates classes Preston and the Pilates classes in Ribble Valley pilates classes Ribble Valley. A qualified instructor can help you improve your performance, whatever your level of fitness.

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