Why do Pilates? What is ‘CORE’ stability?
To work the ‘CORE’ is to activate deep muscles of the abdominal wall and spine that should be supporting us in the activities or our daily life. When effective they are like a corset stabilizing the pelvis and lumbar spine movement in relation to strong movements of trunk, legs and arms. With the practice of core stability work you should see an improvement in your balance, strength and control and in your bodies natural healing capacity. The performance of movement in rest, work or recreational activities will be markedly improved and any pain related issues should decrease or disappear.
Core stability training can help with injury prevention and rehabilitation for;
- Sports activities such as golf, running, cycling, tennis or hopscotch!
- Post operative rehab for hip and knee replacements, rotator cuff surgery etc.
- Low back pain, mid back pain, shoulder and neck soreness
- Pregnancy related issues such as diastasis recti
- Pelvic instability, sacroiliac joint (SIJ) instability
- Knee pain and poor tracking of patella
- Hamstring injury
- Ankle pain or weakness
- Pelvic floor issues
- Chronic conditions such as asthma, fibromyalgia
Strengthen Rehabilitate and Invigorate!
You can also reduce the effects of stress, increase your energy, improve your circulation, oxygenation, lubrication of joints and stretch away stiffness.
Enjoy the studio environment where the FOCUS is just on you!
Specialized Equipment and Instructors
The Reformer, the Trapeze Table and Wunda Chair are spring loaded and use resistance to;
Our teachers are experienced Pilates equipment instructors as well as Matwork instructors who have worked in movement education for many years.
The Pilates system was built by Joseph Pilates early last century on his study of Yoga, Martial Arts, Meditation, Ancient Greek and Roman exercise practices. He initially rehabilitated fellows injured in war then worked with dancers and acrobats and later with athletes and general public. His reputation as a physical trainer/healer inspired many talented followers to further develop his system. We now have a wonderful way to safely condition the whole body and develop ‘core stability’ programs for particular individuals in small group settings.