Category: Pilates reformer classes Paddington

Pilates classes or Personal Training?

Are Pilates classes or Personal Training sessions best for you?
The most important issue to consider here is your budget and your time.
While personal training (one-on-one) can be expensive, each workout is tailored for your own needs, you can train on your own schedule without having to rely on when classes are offered and you can use all the equipment in the house. However, it is important to consider that not everyone can afford to pay for this type of training. Therefore, group classes are a great alternative to one-on-one sessions Continue reading Pilates classes or Personal Training?

Pilates Classes appropriate level for me

People often ask when they book Pilates Classes, what is the appropriate level for me?
If you have never danced tango before, would you book into an intermediate class? NO, right? Same in Pilates. Pilates exercise was created by Joseph Pilates who was influenced by professional dancers, gymnasts and athletes. The repertoire is complex and requires mastering. Very few actually get to master the advanced repertoire. Continue reading Pilates Classes appropriate level for me

Pilates Exercise For Back Pain

Is Reformer Pilates Exercise for Back Pain Beneficial?
Yes, absolutely, it can be. However, One size doesn’t always fit all. Read more…
Improved core strength, improved posture, increased flexibility are widely advocated benefits of regularly practising Pilates reformer. These will help you improve and prevent bak pain. Pilates exercise is focused on your abdominal muscles, preferentially recruiting the deep ones. The goal is to retrain your muscles to fire when they are required, with the right amount of force at the right time in order to stabilise your spine. At the same time, maintaining your entire spine mobile. Remember, “You are only as old as your spine is” Joseph Pilates…

Intelligent Exercise. You have to think
Concentration is crucial to Pilates exercise! Mindful movement means that you have to be present in the moment without distractions and focus on the task in hand.
So if you are looking for exercises to fix your back without having to think about what you are doing, Pilates is not for you. If you are willing to put the effort and voluntarily learn how to recruit your muscles by concentrating and focusing on precision and learning anatomically how your body needs to work, Pilates is definitely for you. #intelligentpilates

Working from the Inside Out.
As with every rehabilitation programme, local stability means that the joints in your spine are preferentially recruited before calling on the big power producing ones. Deep stabilising muscles work close to the joint and need to work before targeting the big mobilising ones. Learn how to do this with our Pilates Exercise for Back Pain classes.

How Does the Spine Degenerate?
As we age and sometimes through injury, the spinal segments degenerate. Spinal Degeneration Happens when the spine is put through stresses that the discs are unable to withstand. Poor posture, sitting for prolonged periods slumping will speed up this process. A weak support system can cause also the spinal segments to shear, compress the discs and it’s contents. (annulus fibrosus and nucleus pulpous.
Compression of the discs cause small tears to appear on the outside portion of the disc (fibrillation). These tears heal with scar tissue. Scar tissue is weaker than the original architecture of the disc.
Overtime, the annulus and nucleus lose its water content, the disc loses height and the vertebral segments come closer to each other. This causes the facet joints in the back to overlap and twist into an unnatural position. In an attempt to stabilise the spine, the body creates bone spurs on the vertebral bodies and the facets. These spurs can cause pain, ache or discomfort as they lose their ability to move properly and may irritate the joint capsule as you move without support.

Pilates as Prevention For Further Damage
Pilates Exercise for Back Pain can help maintain your spinal segments mobile, strengthen your deep abdominal musculature in order to stabilise your spine as you move around in your daily activities.
Prevention is better than the treatment!

We Can Help
If you suffer from episodic mechanical, non-specific back pain, a Pilates programme may be beneficial for you.
Book now an assessment. We can diagnose, treat and help you get strong through Pilates exercise.

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Blog written by Carlo Yanez
Registered Osteopath B.A.(Hons.), B.Ost.(Hons)
Fully certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor

 

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

Top Pilates classes Bayswater Paddington Notting Hill

Top Pilates classes Bayswater Paddington Notting Hill
We are specialists in mindful movement and teach the very challenging Pilates classical repertoire. Core Kensington Offers Top Pilates classes Bayswater Paddington Notting Hill. Our lovely new studio is located at 64 PORCHESTER ROAD, BAYSWATER, LONDON W2 6ET  just an 8 minute walk from Bayswater tube station in London. We are located inside Bootcamp Pilates at studio (but not affiliated). Continue reading Top Pilates classes Bayswater Paddington Notting Hill

Top Pilates Reformer Classes Paddington

Top Pilates Reformer Classes Paddington

Just 8 minute walk from Paddington train station. Core Kensington now offers top Pilates reformer Pilates classes Paddington. Our studio is now open now for bookings.
Try our bespoke classical Pilates reformer classes with only 4 to 5 participants allows you to get the attention you need.
Read more… Continue reading Top Pilates Reformer Classes Paddington

Pilates Reformer Classes Bayswater Queensway Paddington

Core Kensington new Pilates Reformer Classes Bayswater Queensway Paddington area.

Feel the Difference!
Come see and experience our new beautiful, spacious studio in a new spacious location. Located at 64 Porchester Road W2 6ET in the middle of Notting Hill/ Bayswater/ Queensway/ Paddington area. We are now in a yet better space! Continue reading Pilates Reformer Classes Bayswater Queensway Paddington

Pilates Reformer Classes London W11

Pilates Reformer Classes London. Previously in W11, but not far, we have moved to a new beautiful studio in Bayswater. Our studio is  powered by only the best “Premium Reformers” and top instructors in the market. Innovative classes for discerning people. Unlimited classes package available this Summer!

Pilates Reformer Classes London W11
Top Reformer Pilates Bayswater

Try Pilates Reformer Classes London W11 and feel amazing this Summer!

Pilates exercises are very core-centric. This means that are aimed to connect your abdominal muscles in anticipation of any movement. The result is a stronger core musculature, and a tighter waist line. The exercises also focus on improving body awareness and movement quality, which in turn improve your performance in any kind of sports activity you perform.
Just a few minute walk, find Pilates Reformer Classes London W11. Located on 64 Porchester Road in a beautiful studio, we are  powered by only the best “Premium Reformers” and top instructors in the market. We offer innovative classes for discerning people and unlimited classes package available this Summer.

We are located walking distance from Bayswater tube station. Just 8 minutes walk.

Pilates Reformer Classes London W11
Pilates Reformer Classes London W11

What kind of Pilates do we teach?

We teach the classical Pilates repertoire. We are an independent studio offering STOTT PILATES® equipment and methodology. We offer Pilates Reformer Classes London W11, just a few minutes away from Kensington.
STOTT PILATES® incorporates modern exercise principles, and applies proven and accepted practices in bio mechanics, rehabilitation and athletic performance enhancement. After realising the benefits of the concepts of the original Pilates method, and in collaboration with a team of physical therapists/physiotherapists, sports medicine and exercise professionals,  STOTT PILATES® co-founders Lindsay and Moira Merrithew, dissected and re-connected this unique form of exercise into a comprehensive, systematic, contemporary approach to the original teachings.

How is this different from other Pilates studios?

STOTT PILATES® exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and re balance the muscles around the joints. This involves placing more emphasis on pelvic and scapular stabilisation, and integration of all the parts of the body into one. As well, preparatory exercises and modifications allow the technique to be appropriate for many different body types and abilities, making it applicable to sport-specific training and everyday life. Content© Merrithew Corporation, used with permission.

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