Arlington Business Park occupiers stretch out with lunchtime Pilates classes
12 September 2011
Global property group Goodman has introduced lunchtime Pilates classes at its Arlington Business Park to help customers relax and unwind after a morning in the office.
Qualified Pilates instructor Sophie Howlett, who teaches classes across Berkshire, will be running 45 minute sessions every Monday lunchtime at the business park. Customers will be taught Body Control Pilates, which is ideal for beginners, and will develop their techniques to learn traditional exercises such as The Hundred and Rolldowns.
Pilates exercises help to improve posture as well as helping build flexibility, endurance and strength. It focuses on breathing as well as moving the spine using its individual bones helping to encourage movement that isn’t often possible whilst sitting at an office desk.
Goodman, which owns, develops and manages most of Arlington Business Park, introduced the classes as an opportunity for customers to exercise at a convenient time; leaving them feeling refreshed and revitalised for the rest of the day.
Richard Potter, Property Services Director at Goodman said, “We hope that by running accessible lunchtime classes, our customers can improve their work life balance by fitting their exercise into the daytime, leaving them with more free time after work and feeling rejuvenated for the rest of the day. The classes also provide a fun way to spend a lunch break alongside colleagues and friends whilst enhancing the sense of community across the park.”
Sophie Howlett is a sports and remedial massage therapist and has been practicing Pilates for eight years. Sophie commented, “My clients love the way small and seemingly simple exercises can tone and strengthen muscles and improve flexibility whilst helping them feel calmer. Arlington customers can expect to work hard in my Pilates classes but will leave feeling very relaxed and refreshed.”