Identify asymmetries and limitations to provide effective exercises
This is helpful for all clients, whether you are just getting back into wellness after injury or you are a seasoned athlete looking to improve your sports performance.
In short, Pilates is an exercise program tailored to meet the individuals need. It will help increase Mobility, Flexibility, Core Strength, Balance and Correct Posture whilst helping the body stay strong and avoid injury.
By identifying and correcting your weaknesses and poor alignment, you'll quickly experience a better, more balanced body with obvious results.
I focus on Posture and correct alignment in the body teaching my clients how to take Pilates into their everyday life. I believe everyone should be able to carry out activities they love without fear of injury or pain. Be that Gardening, Walking, Running, Golf, Sport or any other physical activities here at The View Pilates I can help you put in place the tools to keep a safe happy pain free body.
‘Wiki: In his book Return to Life through Contrology, Joseph Pilates presents his method as the art of controlled movements, which should look and feel like a workout (not a therapy) when properly manifested. If practiced with consistency, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the whole human body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong powerhouse, and improving coordination and balance.
Pilates' system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginner to advanced or to any other level, and also in terms of the instructor and practitioner's specific goals and/or limitations. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises’
‘Joseph Pilates developed the Pilates method in the early 1900s as an exercise programme for First World War veterans. His original technique has now been enhanced utilising the improved knowledge we now have about the way the body works.’
Matwork Pilates uses small equipment such as the small Pilates ball, fitness circle and flex band exercisers and toning balls to add challenge, support and resistance to the workout. Many exercises focusing on the core abdominal strength, correct alignment and building strength and flexibility. All exercises can be modified to meet the individual’s ability’s. Pilates is never forced and should never be painful.
Practicing Pilates on a mat means you are using your own body for resistance and your core muscles work more efficiently to hold you in certain positions and perform the exercises.
The reformer uses springs, pulleys, bars & straps to perform over 500 exercises in a variety of positions. The equipment was originally developed to offer movement and rehab to the injured, but today it offers a more challenging version of the matwork. Because of the reformer’s attachments, it is an ideal option for those who need modifications to the mat exercises. It is also easier to increase resistance with the reformer, creating more challenging work for the advanced Pilates client.
The reformer helps to lengthen, strengthen and increase core stability without bulking up the muscles. Many clients really like the feeling of support the reformer gives, from lying supine, side lying with various foot boards to stabilize or challenge ankle, knee and hip alignment. It provides a safe comfortable place to work out.