What is LAZY-Pilates ?
WHAT IS PILATES? I HEAR YOU SAY…
WHAT CAN IT DO FOR ME?
ISN’T THAT FOR YOGA ENTHUSIASTS ONLY?
ISN’T DOING PILATES SUPPOSE TO GIVE YOU ABS??
DON’T YOU HAVE TO BE YOUNGER AND BENDY?
Just some of the questions we get asked.
People find themselves coming to pilates because a friend has recommended them to try it,
but actually have no idea what it’s for or why they should do it.
Let me enlighten you..
A PILATES HISTORY
Joseph pilates founded what we now call Pilates.
He first put together exercises whilst in a prisoner of war camp during World War 1.
They were a kind of rehabilitation programme for them to return to functional fitness.
He named it then “Chronology”.
Joseph realised that all movements through the body starts at the centre of the body.
So Pilates is focused on the core, pelvic and shoulder stabilisation,
Improving posture whilst reducing stress and strain on the body.
Pilates follows 6 principles.
Without them Pilates would just be a strength and conditioning exercise like any other class.
These principles were created and are used with all original Pilates.
We will follow these principles in each of our LAZY-Pilates sessions.
Concentration – thinking about how our body is placed and moves
Centring – focusing on alignment and being in that moment, activating the core
Control – moving our body in a controlled way to get the benefit of the movement
Breathing – using our breath to inhale and exhale at the correct times
Precision – working towards doing the exercises in a precise way to gain the most benefits from it
Flow – nice flowing movements throughout the exercises
Maybe you’re feeling more aches and pains?
Or feeling more stiffness?
Maybe more inflexible?
Getting out of bed in the morning is becoming harder work?
Every day activities that involve bending down are harder or you are not able?
Maybe you’ve had children and your pelvic floor needs some strengthening.
All of this and more will improve with Pilates
Strengthening your core and your deep transverse abs to help keep you strong.
(yes you have abs in there!)
Help ease pain you may have in your neck or lower back.
Improve flexibility in your spine, whether it’s due to bad posture, age or an injury.
Improve your posture and see a change in how you go about everyday life,
perhaps you sit at a desk for hours hunched over a computer,
or you’ve had children and endless days of picking up car seats.
Your posture suffers but Pilates can help improve that.
Increase fitness levels and endurance.
Perhaps you’re a runner or cyclist?
Pilates will help you improve your body in those sports for a strong spine and core.
Reduces stress and promotes wellness.
Our aim is to give you a peaceful stress free session, with lots of positive motivation and enjoyment of the exercises.
We don’t take life too seriously, so our sessions are never stiff, boring and uptight!
We want to help you live a better, pain free life.
If you’re smiling, you’re winning!
At the start of these 10 week workshops
I will assess your posture and what your areas of concern are to be able to work towards correcting them using the exercises to help.
Each workshop has limited spaces
And is offered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
To secure your place on one of our LAZY-Pilates workshops
Click the ‘Book Now’ button
(At the top of our website)
And head to the ‘Workshops’ section of our booking system.
WRITTEN BY CLAIRE
The Lazy Bones Fitness Lead Motivator
And our Pilates and Mindfulness specialist,
Claire is also found motivating at our
FUNdamentals AQUA and PADS sessions.
If you’d like to know more about that, simply contact the team.
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