The practice of Pilates aims to identify muscular imbalances within the human body and use corrective exercises and stretches to rectify any soft tissue dysfunction. As humans, we all have anomalies in our musclular and skeletal system that have come about due to poor habitual practices of daily living. This dysfunction can lead to poor posture and weakness in the stabilising muscles of the human body and can lead to excessive wear in both the muscular and skeletal systems eventually causing pain due to a permanent change in normal movement biomechanics.
The practice of Pilates aims to help correct any identified imbalances and educate the individual about correct movement patterns to preserve muscle and joint integrity. By emphasizing correct spinal and pelvic alignment Pilates can help build both inner strength and endurance of the stabilising postural muscles, whilst releasing the often over worked global muscular systems.
Pilates aims to re-enforce correct functional movement patterns and because of its low impact nature is suitable for all ages and abilities. It is easily modifiable and can even be done sitting on a chair...
It is a great rehabilitation tool used by many physiotherapists and because if its whole-body approach is great for improving balance, coordination and bone strength when weight bearing exercises are implemented.
m training systems & holistic health offers postural assessments, mat based Pilates 1 to 1 personal training as well as group or personal Barre Pilates and Pilates Reformer training.
A fun, functional and more dynamic way to practice Pilates that is inspired by balletic movement and generally performed to the beat of music. This practice is great for strengthening the deep abdominal muscles, the lower body and also creating a long and lean look…
This practice can be booked as a personal training or small group session.
The reformer was first used by Joseph Pilates. Joseph was a German born circus performer and boxer who whilst working with detainees of world war 1, developed a set of floor-based exercises that he found to be beneficial when rehabilitating individuals with the injuries of war. He went on to use bed springs and other available items which was the beginning of the equipment used today like the reformer machine.
The reformer is single bed sized with a moveable carriage, resistance springs and pulleys for the arms and legs. The reformer is great for building on the core strength gained from a mat based practice by adding resistance to the workout.
M training systems & holistic health offers 1-1 training on the reformer at her home near Richmond in North Yorkshire.
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