The ideal goal when exercising should be to give as many muscles of the body as possible a decent workout. It makes sense that the body would function optimally if the majority of its muscles, especially all of the stabilisers, received adequate conditioning.
A proven system
We know the body is a complex system and I'm sure most of us have come across wildly differing theories about what is best for our bodies. Sometimes trial and error is what some people go through before they find a suitable exercise routine that works for them.
Most people don't have the time or inclination to study in depth the intricacies of the musculoskeletal system and understand how to optimally combine movements for the 'perfect' body conditioning routine. This is why it can be a very good idea to attend a class of a proven exercise model led by a professional.
Regular attendance to a class will offer bursts of external motivation by the rest of the group and instructor. We all know how easy it is to slip behind on our daily exercise commitments, especially if we're training alone. I'm sure many can relate to that feeling;
I would rather chillout at home than go to that class tonight
...but then afterwards actually feeling super and grateful for going.
Paying a small fee for your place in a class, having it scheduled in the diary, having familiar faces expecting to see you there and it becoming part of your weekly routine is an important part of the motivation cycle.
More than just a 'once a week class'
Attending a weekly class offers the opportunity to learn new movements and techniques and practise them under professional supervision. A movement with the wrong technique can be such a waste and sometimes damaging to our bodies.
Having a professional instructor available, an expert in the exercise system and the bio mechanical functioning of the human body, allows you to ask questions and receive guidance ensuring you're doing the moves right and getting the most benefit from them. Once you know them and have practised good form, you can take these away with you and practise them at home on a regular basis for optimal results.
Is Pilates suitable for me?
Well, lets consider who uses the Pilates system as part of their training
- Professional footballers
- Movie stars
- Multi-discipline olympians
- The New Zealand rugby team (World champions)
- Pro tennis players such as Andy Murray
Wow, that's quite a diverse profile of people and sporting disciplines. So you see, Pilates is a dynamic system that can be applied in many settings.
Take a look at the style of our Pilates classes at Mount Merrion Physiotherapy
We believe firmly that good physical health can be achieved and maintained through a simple, well structured movement routine.
We teach our clients greater body awareness and how to move efficiently for maximum benefit. Our aim is to get you moving better than you did before with greater flexibility and more confidence. We want you to really feel the difference and enjoy an enhanced physical well being.
- Truly expert instruction by a Chartered Physiotherapist
- Mat - floor based exercises, only light equipment aids and swiss balls used when appropriate
- Exercises learnt are intended to be easily practised at home
- Gentle but highly effective movements
- Strong emphasis on proper technique
- Small class, higher levels of individual support and guidance
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