FUN | FRIENDLY | SUPPORTIVE
Accessibility & Inclusivity
Our fitness classes are friendly and supportive. No matter your age, size or fitness level, you are welcome at Seagrass. We work in a low impact way, but get big results! We help to restore the natural
This also means that you have room to grow, that you will always be challenged to work to the best of your ability. Having both new and long-term members work side by side helps to foster a caring and supportive environment. Our members are happy to share their experiences and encourage new participants. We make sure that class sizes are kept small to ensure that all attendees receive ample attention and encouragement. Your safety and personal progression is our utmost priority. We promise that you will work hard in class but have fun while doing it.
Balance & Alignment
As with everything in life, it’s all about balance. We understand that not everyone eats well 100% of the time, most of us like a glass or two and we don’t always feel like exercising. It is important to find the balance between health and hedonism, you know that saying “I workout because I like cake”…well that’s us.
We make sure that our classes are balanced giving you a complete body workout. Our programs are designed to be low impact on joints (accessible for those with impairments) but also extremely effective. We believe that you get better results working at a slower pace, giving your body time to respond. With gentle movement you can persuade (trick) the body into moving more, thus increasing flexibility.
We teach you how to be aware of your correct alignment to help prevent and recover from injuries and improve posture. Having a better awareness of your alignment and how your body should move means that you can move more efficiently and therefore with more power.
We believe that it is vital to work on the mind/body connection. Once you are aware of how your body feels in a healthy state you can quickly pick up on any imbalances that may occur and address them before they become a problem.
Movement & Connection
We like to think of our nervous system as a sandy beach. If you keep walking over the same area you will wear a path in the sand, the path will become more defined the more you repeat the habit of walking in the same direction. The same can be said about our neurological pathways. Both healthy and unhealthy movement patterns produce defined neurological pathways. Sometimes you need someone to look at the way you are moving and suggest a different path. That’s where our knowledge and experience of safe and effective mindful movement is invaluable. The more you move the more you use your proprioceptors (the sensory receptors that respond to position and movement).
The more you build this connection the better your understanding of how to move your body and how to be in space, thus improving your overall balance and helping to keep your mind active reduce your risk of dementia and other neurological disorders. Moving well and engaging to correct muscles for the task is key to maintaining a healthy body. We build muscle strength and bone density by using both our own bodyweight and sometimes hand weights or resistance bands. As they say, use it or lose it, so we want to keep you moving well, using your body in the most efficient way to keep you healthy and balanced.