Pilates is a systematic whole-body workout to strengthen the muscles, primarily the pelvic floor, abdominal and back muscles. The training takes place on the mat or on specially designed equipment.
The method was invented by Joseph Hubertus Pilates, who was born in 1883 in Mönchengladbach. He first called his methods Controllogy, because Pilates is about controlling the muscles with the help of the mind. The Pilates method is a physical workout that mainly targets the deep, small and usually weaker muscle groups that are supposed to ensure a correct and healthy posture. The famous phrase of Joseph Pilates: " It is the brain that forms the body" is as true today as it was then.
Whether on the mat or on the equipment, Pilates addresses the body as a holistic system. The gentle yet intense workout is all about muscular balance and body awareness, specifically developing strength, stability but also flexibility from the inside out, with movements that are fluid and functional.
Taking into account the physiological and anatomical functioning of the human body, the method is suitable for young and old, male and female, professional athlete or couch potato. During the movement sequences, the focus is placed on stimulating the mind with constant control of the body's center.
Movement patterns that are originally known to the body, but often changed or abandoned due to our lifestyle habits are often the origin of various tensions and pains. Through conscious awareness of the body, we learn to anchor efficient and sustainable movement patterns, so that complaints are alleviated or completely resolved.
The phrase "practice makes perfect" also applies to Pilates, so the beauty of the method is that through precision and a little discipline, you can feel and see the sustainability long after the training - in body and mind, in the form of your outer and inner posture and charisma.
In addition to classic and contemporary Pilates on the mat, my fully equipped studio offers exciting equipment such as two reformers, a cadillac, a chair, a ladder barrel, two step barrels and two springboards.
The workout on the Pilates equipment is a tailor-made training - demanding, varied and stands for highest training efficiency. They can provide you with an additional challenge or give you the necessary support to learn, understand and integrate the method from scratch. The equipment lets you work specifically on your weak points, which often prove to be relatively stubborn and insurmountable when training on the mat.
My work is connected to the roots of the traditional method of Joseph Pilates, this forms the strong basis. But I also value the latest research findings, which I integrate and incorporate into my work. Training on the Pilates machines is only possible in the form of personal training or as a duet.
I recommend attending an introductory course with 3 personal training sessions before joining an existing group (mat). In these three sessions, you will discover your individual movement and posture patterns. That way you are ideally prepared for further courses. Essential basic principles of Pilates are integrated and embedded at the same time.
Even if you are already training in a group, the personal training workouts are an excellent way to improve and work on your physical basis.
It is never too late to start something new. My class "Fit at old age" is especially for elderly people. The gentle and athletic movements boost your physical, mental and social activities. I will help you to improve your abilities and work with you individually on your motor skills, flexibility, posture and stability, strength and safety.
By gently mobilizing and strengthening the muscles, you improve motor skills and reduce the risk of falling. Your improved posture will let you walk more upright and radiant.