Pilates treats the body as a holistic system. The gentle, yet intense workout is all about muscular balance and body awareness. Therefore, I include a variety of elements into my lessons. Such as:
the build-up of strength from the inside (to the outside)
stretching of the muscles
strengthening and mobilization of the spine
gentle mobilization of the joints
breathing and mindfulness exercises
I recommend attending an introductory course with 3 personal training sessions before joining an existing group. 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.
The core is one of the most important elements of Pilates. By strengthening the deep abdominal muscles, the back muscles are simultaneously being stabilized. That way your posture and your flexibility improve. Deep and mindful workouts also help to improve your body awareness and coordination. This enables not only an effective whole-body workout but also mental relaxation.
The gentle and precise movements in Pilates flow seamlessly from one into the other. In doing so, internal organs are positively influenced, and your pelvic floor learns to function correctly.
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:
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.
In addition to classic and contemporary Pilates on the mat, my studio offers exciting training devices which will make your workout more effective, challenging and these devices can only be used within a personal training session.
The Reformer is the core of the Pilates method. The Reformer is the most popular Pilates equipment designed by Joseph Pilates.
It consists of a carriage that moves back and forth along tracks within a frame. The resistance is provided by the exerciser's body weight and by the Pilates "secret sauce" - a set of springs attached to both the carriage and the platform. The many varieties to train on the reformer (kneeling, lying down, standing or sitting) helps you to get an extremely varied and specific workout.
The Pilates Chair was also developed by Joseph Pilates himself. Because support and stability on the chair are minimal, the chair challenges your entire body.
You learn to keep yourself in balance and can, therefore, work effectively on your stability.
The Springboard - not to be confused with the jump board - is a challenging device that allows intensive muscle-toning workouts in small spaces.
The Springboard requires a lot of core control and coordination. this enables you to take your power and coordination to a whole new level.