Pilates Classes York near Holgate

Pilates Classes York near Holgate for Beginners


Ben now focuses on  1-1 Pilates lessons in his Studio near Heworth

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The History of Joseph Pilates

Pilates Classes YorkA lot of individuals want to sample Pilates but regularly ask me ‘What is Pilates?’  It’s founder – Joseph Pilates – was born in Germany in 1880, the son of a gymnast and naturopath. Joseph soon became very interested in fitness from an early age, studying many types of fitness as a young man including Body-Building, Zen, Yoga and Gymnastics and in addition he also posed for anatomical charts when he was a young man.

Joseph Pilates then moved to England in 1912 working as a Boxer and for Scotland Yard in the form of a self defence trainer. Still living in England when the First World War erupted, Pilates was sent to a Prisoner of War Camp on the Isle of Man due to being German. This is where his unique methods were born. Joeseph Pilates had time on his hands to develop his revolutionary methodologies during his internment, he spent his days developing a system of physical exercises and training his fellow inmates in the method which he named “Contrology”.

It is sometimes claimed so many who became injured or ill survived in the camp with Joseph Pilates because of their good physical shape, thanks to Joseph Pilates and following his Method. After the war Joseph Pilates moved back to Germany and collaborated with experts in Dance and Physical Exercise but he didn’t stay in Germany long as he refused to train members of the German Army, instead he emigrated to the USA. On the outbound journey he met Clara, who would be his future wife and help assist him in developing his method further. On their arrival in New York, Joe and Clara set up a studio to teach his methods that today are known as Pilates.

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What are the benefits of doing a Pilates Classes York course ?

Pilates is a style of unique and exact exercises created by world renowned fitness expert Joseph Pilates, with many health & fitness advantages. Pilates Classes York is:

  • Moderate and very low impact
  • Focuses on deep inner core muscles
  • Uses strength and resistance
  • Emphasises core strength and balance
  • Flowing and controlled
  • Appropriate for any kind of fitness (or unfitness!) level

Pilates Classes York is predicated around 6 crucial principles:

  • Centering – Bringing focus towards the center of the body, centering our thoughts, feeling and emotions to develop awareness of the way in which our body is moving.
  • Concentration – Focusing on the quality of every individual movement, remaining in the present and being aware of the overall movements our body is generating.
  • Control – Each exercise is carried out with complete muscular control, controlling all of the body with centering and concentration.
  • Precision – Developing the precision of our own movements helps by using centering, concentration and control – assisting in the fine control over core muscles, and ability to resist injuries when doing other sports and pursuits.
  • Breathing – Joseph Pilates emphasized using constant breathing patterns in the exercises. Utilizing the lungs to breath ‘laterally’ enabling the pelvic and core muscles to engage properly when we move. Breathing is integral to Pilates.
  • Flow – Flowing smooth actions, with precision and grace are the essence of Pilates, increasing control and precision not only in individual movements but throughout the exercise session.

Pilates Classes York - Celebrity Testimonials about Pilates

“I have been going for 13 years... How do I measure the success of Pilates? Certainly, I emerge with a tremendous sense of well-being, and even if I do call at the coffee shop for a croissant afterwards, I still feel my health has been served. I remain active and relatively agile.” Joan Bakewell in the Guardian

“Now I have muscles of steel and could easily deal with giving birth.” Hugh Grant, actor and film star

“I'm a Pilates person. It's great. I had a hip problem. I had a chronic back, a pinched nerve and a hip problem and it's completely solved all of it. I love it. It makes me feel like I'm taller.” Jennifer Anniston, TV and movie star

"As someone who is always 'on the go', Pilates has been a wonderful escape from my busy lifestyle in London. Whether it’s 7am in the morning or 7pm at night I always leave feeling calm, refreshed and invigorated. Over the past few months I have noticed a huge difference in my core strength and posture and couldn’t recommend Margot more highly as an instructor. From breathing techniques, muscle toning to overall flexibility and relaxation, my Pilates sessions have become something of a weekly necessity that keeps me fit, happy and energized." Pippa Middleton

“I've been using Pilates for many years. It's the best system I've found for isolating and strengthening individual muscles without stress to the joints.” Patrick Swayze, movie star

 

Pilates Classes York for back pain

Lots of people ask me for ‘pilates exercises for lower back pain’.  Pilates is wonderful for reducing and getting rid of lower back pain, giving you a soft and injury free method of training and increasing your core strength. Pilates is perfect if you suffer from lumbar pain, back pain or sciatica pain like signs and symptoms.

Pilates Classes York for back pain benefits:

  • Relaxes tight muscles
  • decreases sciatica like discomfort
  • manages and resolves lower back pain
  • reduces neck and shoulder pain
  • Because this is a beginner Pilates course, it can also be considered ‘back pilates’ and would work if you suffer from a bad back.

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