Stretch & Strength: Friday ONLINE

Online via Zoom

***Note 8 week term

Rebalance your mind, body and soul by improving your flexibility, enhance mobility and range of motion with anti-arthritic exercises.

Improve core strength and strengthen postural muscles to improve your balance and posture. Relax your nervous system and reduce stress by concluding the class with a healing and relaxing gong meditation.

**This class will be delivered online using the Zoom video platform. To take part, you will need to download and install Zoom from the internet, and set up a free ‘basic’ account. NSCC uses platforms that we trust, but we encourage you to be aware of computer safety and protect your personal information when using the internet.

*During COVID: We ask students for on-site classes to assist their tutor in a post-course clean down of surfaces and equipment they have used during this time. Thank you for helping us ensure the safety of our entire community. You can find more about our COVID safety procedures at

Materials List

Stretch & Strength needs a Yoga mat, and the rest of this list is optional.

The following pilates equipment will enhance Pilates and Stretch and Strength Classes online. All are optional but if students want to purchase their own equipment it will add variety to their workouts.

- 2 tennis balls or a posture pro

- Spikey massage ball ( $8-10)

- Golf ball

- Small loop band (the one I use are from the Kogan website – you get about 5 bands of varying intensity for about $20)

- Long roller at least 90cm long by 15cm diameter or longer if you are tall ($30-50)

- Long bands  around 2m or buy 2 shorter ones and tie them together. Or a cable with handles on them

- Pilates ring ( $16-40)

- Block ($6-20) 

If you are wanting to do yoga
- 2 blocks and a strap(often sold in a package)

- Pilates Ball ($15) about 23cm diameter or any soft cheap kids ball about that size

These items are NOT essential, Heather will always provide alternatives but it does add to the intensity of the workout. We encourage students to shop on line as it may be easier under the current circumstances.

Otherwise Rebel Sport and most sports shops will have these items.
Rebel Sport

Tutor: Heather Crowe

Heather Crowe has been working as a Pilates Instructor for 11 years and teaches Pilates Mat Work inspired by the late creator, Joseph H Pilates. Heather discovered Pilates in 1997 to assist in the recovery from a back injury after being hit by a car on her bicycle. Realising and experiencing the benefits of Pilates she became a certified Pilates Instructor in 2003. Heather teaches Pilates with a unique method to improve deep stabilising abdominal muscle strength, toned core and buttock, flexibility, joint mobility and encourages long lean muscles for a more graceful posture. Heather is a passionate health and fitness professional and highly qualified with a:Bachelor of Physical Education Degree, NZ; Diploma in Secondary Teaching, NZ with 8 years teaching experience; Diploma in Exercise Science and Fitness Management, AUS; Cert IV Master Personal Trainer; Registered Personal Trainer with Fitness Australia NSW; Diploma in Yoga; Certified Pilates Instructor; Director of Health Conscious Personal Training since 2003 specialising in teaching Yoga, Pilates and personal training to individuals and small groups in the Lower North Shore and Eastern Suburbs.