What is Pilates?
Pilates was developed by a man called Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century and was originally called “Contrology”. Pilates is a full body workout, using spring and body weight resistance and control placing emphasis on the core to control proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment. Joseph Pilates was involved in all different types of sports and developed this exercise method to create a 360-degree type of exercise with mind and body involved for sports as well as any other person, active or not.
Pilates strengthens stabiliser muscles which support the skeletal structure with emphasis on the spine which will ultimately improve posture.
Pilates exercises focus on building strength of the abdominal muscles designed to strengthen the inner postural muscles and help create muscle flexibility in a controlled effective and sustainable manner. Precision and control are some of the main principals included in Pilates during movement which results to isolation of the main muscles at work. Pilates exercises refresh both the body and mind while holding many other benefits. It is now the winter season and working out is starting to look impossible by the day but when your Pilates Studio is intentional about motivating you to be your best self, you will find yourself making it to all your classes.
Pilates Dynamics offers you great workout routines – that are always different and exciting – and gives you a good balance of flexibility, strength, muscle tone and help towards reducing aches and pains. It might look a bit intimidating at first, but it is much easier to get into. Pilates Dynamics offers the best prices for all your Pilates classes. We offer the following types of Pilates classes;-
- Rebounding classes;
- Pilates Reformer classes;
- Ballet Barre classes;
- TRX classes;
- Pilates Wunda Chair classes;
- Pilates Tower and Pilates Cadillac classes;
- Pilates Arc Barrel classes;
- Pilates classes with aerobic steppers;
- Pilates classes with Bosus;
- Pilates classes with the Ladder Barrel
You can check our price list here https://pilatesdynamics.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Pilates-Dynamics-Class-Rates-April-2023-2.pdf
What are the benefits of Pilates?
1. Pilates Improves body awareness.
In addition to improving body awareness, Pilates is a mind-body practice. A lot of attention is paid to the muscles working, the effects of the movement you feel while working, and your breathing pattern, and allowing one to be more aware of their body as they move and do daily activities.
A person with enhanced body awareness is less likely to get injured or fall because the body responds better to stimulus. To be in tune with your body, you must improve your body awareness and Pilates Dynamics makes sure to incorporate this during your exercise sessions.
2. Pilates Improves posture, core strength and enhances sports performance.
Pilates allows you to align your spine, maintain an ideal range of motion at your joints, and have a strength and flexibility balance between opposing muscles that will help you maintain a good posture.
We all know that in Pilates, the core plays a key role – as the centre of the body from which all movement comes from.
The Pilates method improves core strength and function. As a result of core strength, back, neck, shoulder and hip pain are reduced, pelvic floor dysfunction is reduced, and explosive movement is derived from it, hence the nickname “the powerhouse.”
The Pilates method is an excellent training method for Runners, Cyclists, Strength training, CrossFit training, Weight training, Soccer, Cricketers, and Gofers.
Pilates also focuses on strengthening the smaller muscle groups which are often neglected allowing your musculoskeletal system to function at its best. With every movement, you build on stamina and improve physical coordination and balance which improves sports performance.
3. Pilates Helps Prevent Injury
Pilates helps prevent injuries by keeping the muscles in balance, strengthening your core and – perhaps most importantly – enhancing body awareness, co-ordination, and mental concentration. Pilates is also a great rehabilitation tool, which is why physiotherapists and biokineticists add a Pilates qualification to their existing qualifications.
4. Increases energy
By focusing on breath, Pilates improves cardiorespiratory capacity. This stimulates “feel-good hormones,” oxygen flow, and blood circulation.
Pilates achieves all of this and, due to its low impact nature, rarely leaves you feeling fatigued. Instead, it gives you a boost of energy.
5. Pilates reduces menstrual pain
Dysmenorrhea is the condition of painful menstrual periods, and if you’re someone who’s experienced it, you know how debilitating it can be. Research has suggested that Pilates can help reduce menstrual pain.
6. Pilates strengthens your bones
The current lifestyle of more sitting and less moving is detrimental to our health and our bone density. Strong bone density prevents osteoporosis and osteoarthritis and can affect people of any age. Studies have shown Pilates to be effective in increasing quality of life, relieving pain, and increasing bone density.
7. Pilates increases mobility and strength
Pilates exercises focus on building strength of the abdominal muscles and inner postural muscles and help create muscle flexibility in a controlled effective and sustainable manner. Precision and control are some of the main principles included in Pilates during movement which results to isolation of the muscles at work. Pilates exercises refresh both the body and mind whilst holding many other benefits.
You will feel and see the difference in everyday life and sports and any other type movement you do. You will see your posture, range of movement and mental state improve, not to mention the muscle tone of your body – so it is a win-win situation.
Do yourself a BIG favour and pop in to try a class or two. You will love it!!!
PILATES DYNAMICS SABC FEATURE
Pilates Dynamics Equipment- Mat & Small Equipment + Large Machines used
Pilates Dynamics has one of the most well-equipped studios in Johannesburg South Africa and we offer an array of equipment to help keep your workouts interesting and fun. There is nothing worse than recycling the same 4 pieces of equipment when you do Pilates. It gets boring very quickly. Our classes tend to get fully booked and sometimes we have to have a waiting list because clients are after the ability to use so many different pieces of equipment, so they have something new to look forward to with every class.
Pilates Dynamics offers personal and group training using a variety of equipment like: Pilates Reformer, Pilates Tower, Pilates TRX, Rebounding, and Pilates Wunda Chair to name a few.