Pilates

Pilates and its benefits

Is pilates right for me?
Pilates is for everyone, whatever your age, body shape or fitness level. It’s particularly beneficial for people recovering from injuries, athletes and performers. Specially developed equipment is used to help you move more efficiently and freely in everything you do – from training for a marathon, to practising yoga or simply keeping up with the kids.

What are the benefits?
Not only does mat pilates help improve overall core strength, fitness and flexibility, it can aid in the prevention of injury and enhance posture, mobility and muscle tone.

Improves fitness, strength and flexibility

  • improves posture and mobility, including flexibility and strength of the spine
  • improves overall muscle balance 
  • improves stability and alignment, thus reducing injuries
  • promotes a more efficient and stronger core
  • improves performance of movement and sports
  • excellent complement for athletes and performers
  • improves coordination
  • helps maintain and improve bone density
  • offers a safe exercise for people with back pains
  • stress reduction 
  • improves vitality
Cours de Pilates avec Marilia

Reformer Pilates – classes in our Reformer Gallery

Reformer Pilates – what is it and can I do it?
Reformer Pilates is for everyone, whatever your age, body shape or fitness level. It’s particularly beneficial for people new to Pilates, recovering from injuries, athletes and performers as well as for the elderly. Specially developed equipment is used to help you move more efficiently and freely in everything you do – from training for a marathon, to practising yoga or simply keeping up with the kids.

What are the benefits? Not only does equipment Pilates help improve overall strength, fitness and flexibility, it can aid in the prevention of injury and improve posture and overall muscle balance in the body. Equipment classes are tailored to the individual’s needs and objectives and therefore more likely to vary from week to week. Classes in our Reformer Gallery are taught either one-to-one or in Duos or Trios so there is more individual attention compared with mat classes. 

What does the equipment do?
All Pilates equipment uses spring loaded resistance to either support or challenge the body whilst performing a given exercise. With hundreds of exercises and variations available, as well as a variety of springs and possible adjustments to the machines, the teacher can best adapt the work to suit the student’s body and their needs.

Not only does equipment Pilates help improve overall strength, fitness and flexibility, it can aid in the prevention of injury and improve posture and overall muscle balance in the body. Equipment classes are tailored to the individual’s needs and objectives and therefore more likely to vary from week to week. Classes in our Reformer Gallery are taught either one-to-one or in Duos or Trios so there is more individual attention compared with mat classes. 

What does the equipment do?
All Pilates equipment uses spring loaded resistance to either support or challenge the body whilst performing a given exercise. With hundreds of exercises and variations available, as well as a variety of springs and possible adjustments to the machines, the teacher can best adapt the work to suit the student’s body and their needs.

 

We offer the following Pilates classes for you to choose from:

Pilates for beginners: if you have never done Pilates before you should first take a beginners’ class to learn the basics. We encourage you to stay in the beginners’ classes until you feel confident about the the movements and the breathing technique. Some people decide they want to stop just there and don’t want to go any further. This is absolutely ok for people who just want to stay in good shape.

Pilates all levels or TN (for tous niveaux): You feel confident already and you have learned the breathing techniques but you want to meet more challenge. All levels means that you decide how far you go in the exercise. The teachers helps you with it, of course. You realize that it takes more efforts than in the beginners’ class but you want to go further.

Pilates intermediary classes: You have gone through the first two stages and you find you need more challenge and more muscular build-up, especially in the abdominal region. It takes energy and effort but you are an enthusiastic Pilates disciple:)) No pain, no gain !