Pilates

Pilates

21 Feb 2016 Lifestyle, Motivation

I choose to teach a Pilates programme that is safe and suitable for all ages. The programme has been modified from the traditional Pilates and is very accessible for everyone.

The main emphasis is on training lumbo-pelvic stability, i.e. building the strength in the muscles of the lumbar and stomach areas to develop a strong centre. From this strong centre the intensity of each exercise is adjusted by using differing length levers which are various limb movements and resistance, e.g. Theraband or elastic bands. These exercises consist of strength, mobility and stretching performed on a mat.

Many injuries are caused by imbalances in the body or habitual patterns of movement known as repetitive strain. The body compensates to try to achieve a functional movement, creating pain and tightness.

Pilates corrects these faulty patterns of movement and educates to prevent recurrence.

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