These are Pilates classes for everyone, from completely beginner to advanced athlete. Why?
No matter what your age, size, or physical ability is, you can do every exercise in Pilates for Everyone.
Each Pilates exercise shows the typical movements for gaining the physical and mental benefits of that exercise. Then each exercise offers at least three variations, performed by people just like you to help you find the right modification that fits who you are. This way, no matter which version you perform, you'll achieve your goals.
It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Each exercise has a prescribed placement, rhythm and breathing pattern.
In Pilates, your muscles are never worked to exhaustion, so there is no sweating or strain. Mat work and special resistance equipment are used: elastic bands, Pilates circle, Pilates balls.
The Pilates method is taught to suit each person and exercises are regularly re-evaluated to ensure they are appropriate for that person.
Due to the individual attention, this method can suit everybody:
- From elite athletes to people with limited mobility.
- People with low fitness levels to professional dancers.
Pilates HIIT - Transformation Class
This is an advanced Pilates class designed to improve your fitness level and shape your body.
High intensity cardio training (skipping ropes/jumping jacks/running on the spot etc) is combined with large global muscles training (squats/push ups/lunges etc) and Pilates concentrated on the inner core and deep local muscles.
To achieve Total Body Transformation Workout, you will combine:
- Cardiovascular exercises
- Large (global) muscles strength
- Small, deep core (local) muscles strength
This ensures a whole body focus, HIIT provides a quick and effective cardiovascular workout, which is helpful for ᐧburning lots of calories, ᐧslowing down ageing and ᐧboosting the metabolism.
Why Pilates is Beneficial for Osteoporosis & Osteopenia?
Pilates can be incredibly beneficial for strengthening the bones. Pilates for osteoporosis works on balance and control, with an emphasis on core strength.
While we will certainly work on engaging the core muscles - abdominals, muscles around the spine, and pelvic floor - you will achieve overall symmetry along the entire musculature of the body.
Fractures of the vertebrae are among the most serious injuries for those with osteoporosis and the most difficult to recover from.
To prevent damage to the spine, those with osteopenia or osteoporosis are advised to avoid spinal flexion, or forward bending, as well as spinal twists. Performing these movements while carrying weight is particularly discouraged.
In addition to vertebral fractures, injuries to the bones around the hip joint are particularly dangerous and difficult to recover from.
To prevent injury, "Simply Healthy Pilates for Osteoporosis Class" focuses on:
- Extension movements of the spine and limps.
- Hinging from the hips with a flat back.
- Strengthening the muscles of the back, shoulders, legs, and hips.
- Weight bearing exercises for the wrists.
- Using elastic bands and Pilates circle as light resistance.
- Standing on one leg balance exercises.
To get the most out of doing Pilates when you have osteoporosis or osteopenia, we strongly recommend starting with at least one private session.