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Morning Pilates with Shelly

Join neuro physiotherapist and trained Pilates instructor, Shelly Yu, for four weeks of morning Pilates! Pilates is a great low-impact form of exercise, which can help improve mobility, posture, and balance, and reduce fall risk.

This series is offered at two levels. Please register for the level that best suits your physical ability. Level 1 is an adapted class focused on sitting and bed lying positions, while Level 2 features standing and floor lying exercises.

Please note: Participation in this series will be done at your own risk within your home. Please ensure you have the space needed to follow the exercises and that there are no obstacles or barriers in your way.

Parkinson Society BC (PSBC) and Shelly Yu will not be held liable for accidents or incidents that may occur in your home. By participating in Morning Pilates with Shelly, you are recognizing that risk of illness and/or injury may be inherent in any movement or exercise class and are participating with the express agreement of, and understanding that Shelly Yu, and Parkinson Society BC and its directors, officers, employees, partners, and agents are hereby released from any and all claims, costs, liabilities, expenses, or judgements associated with this exercise for Parkinson's program.

Level 1

Morning Pilates with Shelly: Level 1

This series will explore gentle but challenging movements in both sitting and lying positions. Level 1 is an adapted class, and will not include any standing.

The class will start sitting at the edge of the bed, followed by lying on the bed. Ideally, participants should be able to lie on their back and side. No previous experience is required.

Equipment needed for the class includes:

  • A Bed (a couch/sofa is acceptable, although your movements may be restricted)
  • Pillows
  • A long towel or scarf
  • A loved one to help with transferring from sitting to lying, if needed

Registration is now closed. Please fill out our waitlist form to receive a link to all of our 10 Day Challenge exercise videos at the end of this series.

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Dates: Tuesdays: May 26, June 2, 9, & 16
Time: 10:30am – 11:15am
Capacity: 500
Fees: Free

Level 2

Morning Pilates with Shelly: Level 2

Level 2 of this series will explore both static and dynamic stability exercises in both standing and lying positions. These exercises require participants to be able to stand independently (with or without a gait aid), get on/off the floor, and be able to lie on their back, side, and front.

No equipment is needed for the class, other than a mat to lie on. If no mat is available, participants can lie on carpet, or use towels to cushion their bodies against the floor.

Dates: Thursdays: May 28, June 4, 11, & 18
Time: 10:30am – 11:15am
Capacity: 500
Fees: Free


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