Pilates in English
Pilates in English
Why Pilates +? Because the class incorporates not only Pilates but a number of other physical fitness systems and developments as well – methods that could be appropriately integrated into Pilates and increase the beneficial effects of Pilates.
Every class is designed in such a way that allows everyone to find the personally ideal experience in movement and it also makes it possible for anyone to join in. The exercises are parts of a gradually and consistently intensifying chain; therefore everyone can pick a variant of any given exercise that fits their state of fitness. If you are strong enough, you can move on to stronger variants with me, while if the exercises seem too demanding, you can take a little rest or return to an easier variant any time.
How is this Pilates class different?
In my classes I strive to be as exact and clear as possible, both in giving instructions and in setting up the starting positions, while during the exercises we continuously focus on the occurring sensations. Different techniques and methods are mildly blended together, so the class provides exercise for the whole body and is as such a harmonious whole.
The order of the exercises is not standard either. My own convictions and knowledge in the field are the basis for the sequence of exercises, and the specific placement of each exercise in the sequence is motivated. There are no useless movements or unmotivated steps in my class. Since my whole system is based on my knowledge and convictions at any given time, nothing is set in stone – I strive to perfect and freshen up my classes from time to time.
THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF MY CLASSES
Personalization, pleasant atmosphere, motivation, growing confidence, variety, uniqueness.
THE AIMS OF MY CLASSES
Renewed health and fitness
Achieving a level of fitness where exercise is no longer a hardship
Correcting posture (especially recommended for those experiencing lower back pain)
Targeted prevention via muscle work
Rehabilitation after injuries
Achieving a toned body without superfluous muscle mass, with slow and concentrated movement
Better sex life
More effective breathing
Mental and physical relaxation
AM I FIT ENOUGH TO ATTEND A PILATES CLASS?
Yes. The class is structured in such a way that allows everyone to find the personally ideal experience in movement and it also makes it possible for anyone to join in. The exercises are parts of a gradually and consistently intensifying chain; therefore everyone can pick a variant of any given exercise that fits their state of fitness. If you are strong enough, you can move on to stronger variants with me, while if the exercises seem to demanding, you can take a little rest or return to an easier variant any time.
IS PILATES JUST LIKE YOGA?
No. A number of modified yoga poses can be found in the methodology of Pilates, but the dynamics and timing of this system has largely deviated from yoga.
The Pilates method was developed in the early 20th century and incorporates the achievements of several fitness systems and physical research, so it is a hybrid itself. It first became popular among dancers, since it conveniently counterbalanced the injuries commonly occurring during dance practices. Since then it has been discovered by actors, athletes and so on.
Its aim is to provide health and fitness for the body and to help the practitioner enjoy harmonious physical activities without them being a strain on the body. It is also exceedingly useful in alleviating pains associated with locomotor diseases (lower pack pain, shoulder pain etc.). We use slow and concentrated exercises to move the whole body and to stretch it at the same time, all of this without gaining superfluous muscle mass. The result is defined, long muscles and the flexibility we always dreamed of. This mild method helps the practitioner get into better shape and achieve better posture and it is a suitable form of exercise, regardless of age, sex or level of physical fitness. As the creator of the method, J. H. Pilates once said: “Physical perfection is man’s inherited birthright.”
Can I as a man attend your classes?
Of course you can. My programmes are designed in such a way that they provide the ideal experience in movement for both sexes, while at the same time they offer challenges and consistent growth and development.
What should I bring to a class?
You only need comfortable clothes and water. Shoes and mats are not necessary, but if you prefer to use your own mat, by all means bring it along.