Pilates is not a fast-paced training session, it's about stretches, flexibility and breathing. The addition of the springboard allows some extra challenges, incorporating the resistance of the springs with leg and arm exercises. Exercises range from lying on your back on the mat to sitting up with whilst you pull on the springs.
A class of maximum 6 people allows Angela to assist individuals with fixing their posture or technique, as she did with me as a beginner.
We finished the class on a very relaxing note, focusing on positive things and inhaling and exhaling.
You know you've had a good workout if you're a bit sore afterwards and my core definitely felt a little tense. If you're after a coffee afterwards, there are several cafes on the same block. I decided to continue the healthy morning with a cold-pressed juice from Babajan a few doors down.
Pomegranate and apple juice from nearby cafe Babajan
If you are interested in trying Springboard Pilates, I would definitely recommend it for something different. You will leave feeling relaxed and accomplished - but book in early as there are often waitlists for these limited classes.
The A Life also offer yoga, mat pilates, movement workshops and more. Find out about them here.