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Pilates Classical Repertoire

What is the Pilates Classical Repertoire?
I often get asked what the difference is between classical and dynamic Pilates. With the ever popular dynamic Pilates workout people are often confused unsure which Pilates method they should be doing. First, lets briefly look at what Pilates is and how it became what it is today. Then I will explain the different styles. Continue reading Pilates Classical Repertoire

Westbourne Grove Pilates Studio

Our boutique Westbourne Grove Pilates studio now offers top classical Pilates reformer classes and personal training. Located inside Bootcamp Pilates (but not affiliated), Core Kensington Pilates studio offers very small Pilates group classes. With a maximum of 4-5 participants our sessions feel like semi-privates. Read about Pilates how works… Continue reading Westbourne Grove Pilates Studio

Why Men Should do Pilates

There are many reasons why Men Should do Pilates:

  • Strengthen Your Abdominal Core Musculature
    Looks are important, but a stronger back, reduced back pain, spinal support, are some the benefits of Pilates training. First, lets talk about looks. Having a six-pack looks great but only when you have a slim waistline to go with the six-pack. Strong obliques and deep transversus abdominis muscles provide you with that narrow waistline. Of course, diet and low body fat must be in place. The six pack forms when you train your superficial rectus abdominis muscle that runs up and down the abdomen, not the sides. However, overtraining this muscle might cause muscle imbalances and your deeper muscles may still remain weak. Pilates exercise still trains your superficial muscles so that you can enjoy the six-pack look, but classical
  • Pilates preferentially recrtuits the deeper layers, so that you can strengthen from the deep core. This in turn this helps reduce the size of your waistline by giving you a corset-effect, as the fibres run horizontally and obliquely around your waist. Moreover, these deeper muscles help support your lower back and may help in reducing back pain.

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