What Is Pilates?

Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. It emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. Pilates is named for its creator, Joseph Pilates, who developed the exercises in the 1920’s. He taught us how we should not limit our bodies and not be afraid to explore what our muscles are capable of. Pilates gives one a platform to learn about our bodies and some of our clients relate to it as “an opportunity to escape from the real world,  reconnect with their inner self and simultaneously have a good physical workout”.  Aptly put by one of our students at Pilates Dynamics who is currently studying pilates; “Pilates is just the most amazing exercise regime. I like the systematic, methodical, and scientific approach of Pilates. I did not think that one could walk out of an exercise class, feel how intensely the muscles have worked, but also feel totally rejuvenated at the same time.” 

 

Pilates is beneficial for toning up muscles and recovering from back pain or other injuries by strengthening the affected area, stretching other areas, and correcting postural imbalances. Practicing Pilates at Pilates Dynamics will keep you injury free and is a great exercise method for improving performance for any athlete. Pilates can be incorporated into a wellness plan as well as a workspace. Pilates is regarded as an “all-rounder” type of exercise.  No two Pilates classes at Pilates Dynamics is EVER the same!

 

What type of Pilates Classes are on offer at Pilates Dynamics?

At Pilates Dynamics we offer Pilates using Large Equipment (pilates machines) such as the likes of Reformers, Wunda Chairs, Towers, Cadillacs, Ladder Barrels and Arc Barrels.

 

Pilates Dynamics also offers Pilates using the Mat with Small Equipment which includes the use of TRX’s, Bosus, Kettlebells, the Barre and Trampolines in addition to the usual equipment like; Foam Rollers, Rings, Free Weights, and Thera-bands to name but a few.

 

Pilates Classes at Pilates Dynamics are held in our fully equipped studios. We offer small groups of between 5 and 8 people, so that we can give you the individual attention you need. 

 

Does Pilates Dynamics offer Group and Private classes?

That is correct! Pilates Dynamics offer group classes and private (one-on-one); Duo (2 people) and Trio Pilates (3 people) classes. You can either team up with someone from our studio or you can bring friends or family members along.

 

What are the qualifications of your Pilates Instructors?

Instructors at Pilates Dynamics do not only hold Pilates qualifications, but also have qualifications in Physiotherapy, Biokinetics, Personal Training, Dancing etc.

Different Types of Pilates

What Is Yoga?

Yoga is an old discipline from India which lives on. It is a physical form of exercise which allows one to reconnect with the body and mind.

What type of Yoga style do you offer at Pilates Dynamics?

 

We offer Vinyasa yoga. Vinyasa yoga is a style of yoga characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath.  Vinyasa yoga is commonly referred to as a “flow” yoga. Vinyasa classes offer a variety of postures and no two classes are EVER alike. The opposite would be “fixed forms” such as Bikram Yoga, which features the same postures in every class, or Hatha Yoga which is based more on the same stretches. 

 

This variable nature of Vinyasa Yoga helps to develop a more balanced body as well as prevent repetitive motion injuries that can happen if you are always doing the same thing every day.

 

In a yoga session you can expect to be guided through a moderate to fast pace vinyasa flow, combined with breathing practises, meditation, music and mindful teachings.

 

What type of Yoga classes is on offer at Pilates Dynamics?

 At Pilates Dynamics we offer Yoga in beautiful surroundings which will have you believe that you are not in Johannesburg. Our tropical gardens make for an exercise haven. This is the place where you can not only change your body and the way you move, but also change your mind in the most wonderful ways.

 

Pilates Dynamics use Mats and a variety of smaller equipment to either support or challenge the body during the Vinyasa Yoga classes.  

 

Yoga is done either in our tropical gardens with water features, or in our well-equipped studio. Classes are small – a maximum of 8 people – to enable us to give you the individual attention you deserve.

 

Does Pilates Dynamics offer Yoga in Group and Private classes?

At Pilates Dynamics we offer Vinyasa Yoga both in group classes and in private (one-on-one); Duo (2 people) and Trio Pilates (3 people) classes.  You can either team up with someone from our studio or you can bring friends or family members along.

What are the qualifications of your Yoga Instructors?

 

Instructors at Pilates Dynamics are qualified in Yoga, Anatomy, Physiology, Meditation, Wellness Coaching and Nutrition which we integrate in our training to offer our clients the best of both worlds.

 

Difference Between Yoga & Pilates

One of the main differences between Yoga and Pilates is that, Yoga can be used for general strengthening and flexibility of the body and meditation, whereas Pilates focuses on relaxing those muscles that are tense and providing strengthening of the weaker musculature, thereby restoring balance to body to reduce shearing forces to prevent injury and pain and encourage better performance in the way in which we move.

 

How do I join classes at Pilates Dynamics?

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