Pilates Mat and Equipment Work
This is deep work which focuses on strengthening the abdominal and core muscles through the original sequence of exercises as taught by Joseph Pilates. By utilising the Pilates equipment we will strengthen the smaller weak muscles of the body to better support the entire structure. This new found strength and support will impact all areas of your life and allow for greater ease of movement, increased strength, flexibility and grace. As your core gets stronger we will introduce more mat work that you can take with you to do at home or when travelling.
Is a movement system that gently works the entire body, through seven natural spinal movements . It combines elements of Yoga, Tai Chi, swimming and dance.
The focus of the class is moving the spine and pelvis pelvis to massage tension from hips, knees, shoulders and other muscles. These postures are smoothly and harmoniously connected through the use of breath, making the exercises appear and feel like a fluid dance.
The spiralling movements stimulate the nervous system and the internal organs as well as opening the energy pathways and oxygenating the blood. These exercises are a great compliment to any other fitness routine and will enhance your athletic performance especially in the ares of tennis, golf and swimming.
By rolling through the body on a small ball in specific routines, you give yourself the feeling of a deep massage while lengthening and toning your muscles, giving yourself space in all the joints, greater range of motion, and a resonant sense of freedom in the body. The intelligent sequencing of movements over the ball allow you to systematically de-compress the entire body, including the feet, face, hands, and wrists. The work for the spine, part of all body rolling routines, creates space between the vertebrae, and frees all the nerve roots of the spine, which allows the body to heal and detoxify more effectively.