Pilates

“In 10 sessions you will feel the difference, in 20 you will see the difference, in 30 you will have a whole new body”
– Joesph Pilates

Pilates is a physical fitness system that was developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. Pilates focuses on principles such as breathing, centering, concentration, control, precision, efficiency of movement, and flexibility.

What we offer you

Client Specific

All of our Pilates training is client specific and specific training programs are worked out for each client to meet their goals and needs.

Private/Duet/Trio Sessions

In our private, duet, and trio sessions we work out client specific programs to suit your exact needs. We also do progress reports to keep you up to date and follow up assessments.

Antenatal and Postnatal Pilates for Pregnancy

We do Pilates with you before, during, and after your pregnancy. Doing Pilates throughout your pregnancy will help you to recover quickly afterwards as well and it will help prevent postural as well as common problems found during pregnancy.

Group Sessions

We have specific weekly time slots for our group sessions. In our group sessions we still focus on the individual and the individual progress within the group class.

The Pilates Principles

Breathing

Blood circulation is extremely important to oxygenate the body and get rid of waste products that may be harmful to ones system. Proper breathing is not only known to oxygenate the blood but relieve tension as well. Pilates breathing principles are based on forced exhalation in order to full the lungs with clean air on inhalation. Pilates makes use of posterior lateral breathing.

Centering

All Pilates movements should originate from a large set of muscles in the centre of the body. These muscles (Pelvic floor muscles, transverse abdominals, and Multifidus) situated in the abdomen, back, hips, and buttocks create the bpowerhouseb, more commonly known as onebs bcoreb.

Concentration and Control

In Pilates control and concentration are key principles when executing movement. Students are often called upon to focus on their bodies during the execution of movement in order to have more accurate control over their bodies.

Allignment

Allignment is an extremely important principle in Pilates as working the body out of alignment can create many postural and muscular problems and can cause muscle compensation on the long term.

Elongation

Elongation is a technique used to extend out of joints in order to create lean muscles rather than the bulking up of muscles. This process is referred to as eccentric and concentric contractions.

At Studio of Motion we base our movements on the Pilates principles using neutral pelvis and neutral spine as our starting point. All Pilates clients will undergo an orientation session which is designed to give us (you and the instructor) a clear history and layout of your body. This orientation session also allows us to clarify problem areas and allows us to work on strengthening your body without causing further damage to problem areas.

Studio of Motion is proud to now have our very own fit club. Want to get fit, strong and healthy with a great support team? This is the place for you.

For pricing and info on the fit club click here!

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