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Virtual Chair Pilates with Mary Therese

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This event is part of a combined series. If you register for this event, you will be automatically registered for all of the following events in the series.
Registration for this event is no longer open.

Program Description

Event Details

Virtual Chair Pilates with Mary Therese

Join Mary Therese Royal, a nationally certified Pilates instructor, for this workout session. 

During this class, we will take mat exercises and modify them for the chair for an easy introduction to the method.  We will end with some standing leg work and balance work using a chair. This is a gentle workout to learn about proper muscle activation and spinal alignment in order to build strength and flexibility.

You will need a chair and a hand towel or a dynaband for for this class. You will also need light weights (you can substitute with water bottles) weighing one to two pounds each. Wear comfortable clothing. No prior experience is needed to attend this class. 

Please note that if you register for the first class (on June 3rd) in the series, you will be automatically registered for all seven classes this summer.

Instructor Bio 

Mary Therese has been practicing and teaching Pilates since 2008. Over her life, she has engaged in many different forms of exercise. Each of these exercise regimens provided some physical benefits; however, none of them completely transformed her body. And to be honest, none of them were particularly fun. In her search to try new things, she came across Pilates and began mat work at home. She immediately noticed changes in her core strength and flexibility. 

She believes everybody can benefit from Pilates. She enjoys teaching those at the very beginning of their journey as well as bringing new challenges to seasoned clients. She currently teaches classes and individual sessions at The InnerSpace Pilates Studio in Avon, CT. 

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries.

Registration Required. Join us via Zoom! Please find the Zoom link in the confirmation email.

Instructions for Zoom: 

Please download the Zoom app on your computer, phone or tablet. You do not have to have a Zoom account to join the meeting. When you register for this program, you will be sent a unique Zoom ID and password. A few minutes before the event, open the Zoom app and type in the meeting ID to join us. 

Need help joining Zoom? Check out this video!

Or for tech help please email us a few days before the event and we will be happy to assist you.

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If you have special needs to attend this program, please contact the library in advance.