Pilates & Body Conditioning

Joseph Pilates

"Above all, learn how to breathe correctly"

Pilates

Pilates has been developed and practiced since the 1920's.  Joseph Pilates based his Pilates on three main principles with the whole-body including the mind, body and spirit:-

  1. Breath

  2. Whole-body Health

  3. Whole-body Commitment

The above three principles refer to

  1. Breath

  2. Concentration

  3. Centring

  4. Control

  5. Precision

  6. Flow

Pilates can be used to rehabilitate the body, encouraging a healthy balance working all muscles especially those responsible for stabilising the joints encouraging a healthy balance in all the muscles as they become lengthened, strengthened and flexible.  ​

  • Pilates - Afternoon Class

  • Pilates - Evening Class

If you need any further information or need to speak to the qualified Pilates teacher please just give us a ring.

Body Conditioning

The teachers in Body Conditioning are committed to giving each student individual attention according to their needs to help with flexibility, co-ordination, stamina, toning, strengthening and shaping the whole body to establish a balanced, stable physique.   These classes combine a range of exercise techniques which includes aerobics, floor work, weights and resistance training.  Classes are open for students from Grade 1 upwards and are a requirement for those recommended to commence Focus on Demi-Pointe.

  • Body Conditioning Grade 1 & 2

  • Body Conditioning Senior


Difference between Pilates and Body Conditioning

Pilates and Body Conditioning have some similar exercises but are both about "strengthening our core".  Pilates is a Body and Mind practice using all our body's systems without the meditation, like Yoga, executing exercises at a lower level of intensity to Body Conditioning and only performing the exercise if entirely in control through body, mind and spirit thus creating quality and not quantity.  Whereas, Body Conditioning is working at different paces through a set number of repetitions, working hard using our pure muscle strength, to complete exercises. 

 

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