What is Pilates?
Pilates is named after Joseph Pilates, the man responsible for creating the pilates method, which used to be called 'Contrology". He designed the machines, he devised the matwork and his vision was to " Return to Life" mankind and rescue it from its grey and sedantary lifestyle.
His book is the bible to pilates instructors as the message is still the same today
Pilates builds strength, control and flexibility in the body.
It encourages an efficient functioning body in class that begins to have a positive impact during everyday living.
Sometimes there is a disconnect between our body and our minds, a weakened core and bad movement patterns can result in injury or inefficiency. Pilates can help bring about an awareness of this as we work towards correcting these imbalances, through specific exercises that improves our posture
What are my aims?
My aim is to bring about an awareness between my client and their bodies. To help restore any muscular imbalances, create a strong and efficiently functioning body and to feel energised
No other level of training can teach you how to understand the work and how that translates on to the many bodies you see week in and week out. These tools and this experience enables you to work, safely and effectively with clients whilst staying true to the method. By using the equipment, as I teacher, I can move around the studio picking out what exercises each body needs. Its amazing
Pilates is tough, it works to strengthen and lengthen the body, to stabilise and create uniformity in posture and alignment. Be prepared to start slowly, to find the work correctly in your body...but it doesn't stop there. It is a journey between you and your body, a continuous learning curve where you will get stronger
I like to teach a creative and effective pilates class, focusing on the needs of the individual, where my knowledge and love of movement and dance underpins each class but always with a smile
We dont take ourselves too seriously in class ........but be prepared to work hard!!
"You can say what Pilates is in three words. Stretch with Strength and Control. And the control part is the most important because that makes you use your mind"
As I have a diagnosis of SLE I am always cautious with exercise. However, I wanted to find an exercise that would help me strengthen my body and one that I would feel comfortable with. Stacey was my answer with her reformer Pilates classes. She was recommended to me by a friend. She is very knowledgeable and I trust her implicitly with all the exercises that she gives me (I have never had an occasion where I have suffered a bad reaction). She is very attentive to everybody in class and tailors each exercise to your personal needs. She has such a lovely way with her that you never feel intimidated or judged. The classes are fun as well as being challenging enough to feel that your body has had a good workout. Jo Sax
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