Pilates ; That it all started with one man!
Pilates is developed in the early 20th century by German Joseph Hubertus Pilates
( 1883 - 1967 )
His father was a gymnast and his mother a naturopath.
Inspiration for his method came to him during World War One, while he was being held in an internment camp on the Isle of Man.
Whether you are female or male Pilates has a lot to offer people of all ages and levels of ability and fitness ranging from beginners to athletes
Pilates not simply strengthen our core on the floor, Integrate core strength into full body movement..
Pilates is classed as a low impact exercise in slow or faster phase but always controlled movements to mobilise joints , strengthening core and deep muscles to prevent injuries.
Pilates make you taller stretching muscles, corrects posture problems by improving alignment and keeping your spine healthy , this allows you to reverse any damage or natural shrinkage.
As we grow older, maintaining an active life style becomes more important than ever, regular exercise can even reverse the symptoms of aging and help you.
***Before starting any exercise program, it's advisable to seek advice from GP or a health professional if you have any health concerns or serious injuries.***
"EATING MAY NOT KILL YOU BUT SOFAS DO, COME and DO SOME PILATES WITH ME :) “
Pilates Haywards Heath
The Pilates Method is founded on core strength. Pilates mat and equipment exercises strengthen not just the outer muscles of the center of the body but also the deep inner stabilizing muscles of the pelvis, abdomen, and back—the core muscles.
Core strength supports the back and neck, giving us healthy posture and freeing the joints to allow a natural flexibility of the limbs
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Weight bearing exercises are essential for today ís aging population to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles to prevent prolapse, and to improve our balance, all of which can be affected as we age and by poor posture.
And you wonder why your abdomen is sticking out! right ? Muscles become lax when you slump, so other muscles try to take over the slack of the internal support muscles. When you sit for long periods, your hips and shoulders become stiff.
Hi my name is Sera Dickens
I'm a Self Employed / Body Control Pilates Certified
i'm teaching at The Town Hall
Body Control Pilates is renowned as a world-leading education provider for Pilates teaching,
BCP is remarkably effective and medically approved.
I teach Pilates for Beginners
Pilates for Improvers
Pilates for Mixed ability
Pilates for Intermediate
Also for Osteoporosis, Plus 60
Duet, Trio basis for any age group.
Being active is my life style
I like Jogging , i do swim 3 times a week, im obsessed especially for backstroke styIe :)
I travel for trekking-hiking and
off course I do a lot of Pilates :)
I was working in Tourism sector also I have a busy and diverse fitness life which led me to become a passionate Pilates Instructor and Pilates taught me to be more aware of my posture, to have a good aligment and to use my core more efficiently.
Body Control Pilates
Level 1-2-3 Mat-Work
* Matwork Evolution
* Intermediate Mat-Work
* Bone Health
Hip / Knee Replacement
*British Red Cross
First Aid and CPR
* IQ Level 3 Diploma in instructing Pilates Matwork ( QCF )
I love teaching Pilates ,
I like to find out as much information as possible regarding my clients and their goals. It's a pleasure to make positive changes for my clients posture and general fitness regime.
If some have been attending to my class from the very beginning and others have recently joined then I offer various levels and alternative exercises even in my beginners class to suit different abilities.
I feel that responsibility for helping each client and informed on their wellbeing journey.
Also I meet new people and I have some great characters in my classes who are a pleasure to teach.
WHETHER YOU ARE MALE OR FEMALE
LONG HOURS SPEND SLUMPED AT A DESK OR DRIVING AND SITTING TOO MUCH ON CAN CAUSE BAD POSTURAL HABITS!
Pilates Invented by a man but most men are thinking Pilates is for women .....
Well a big NO for that, Men tend to be weak in the small muscle groups like the deep abdominals, inner thigh/groin, and hip stabilizers even if you have six pack that doesnt mean your deepest muscles are strong.
A huge component of Pilates is about developing muscle — both in the large and small muscle groups -- particularly those that strengthen the core and stabilize the joints.
The result is more awareness and better functional mechanics of the pelvis, shoulder, hip, elbow, knee, ankle, wrist, etc.
Having all of these areas function at maximum, makes it easier to build strong pecs, bulging biceps, and legs with injury free.
PILATES CAN TEACH YOU BETTER AND SAFE WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR STRENGTH, POSTURE AND HEALTH!
DO PILATES AND YOU CAN DO EVERYTHING..
According The National Osteoporosis Society:
Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones lose their strength and more likely to break.
The UK are estimated to have osteoporosis, a condition that causes around 500,000 broken bones every year - that's one every minute!
Over 50 years old everyone is at risk for getting osteoporosis but that could also effect younger age groups as well.
The way we live our life can play an importrant part in determining the amount of bone we invest in our bone bank during our youth.
Altough our genes play a key role in deciding the potential size and strength.
You can prevent Osteoporosis by taking plenty of weight-bearing exercises like Pilates and eating a well balanced calcium rich diet.
Exercise is important in building strong bones and strenghtening your muscles and reducing your risk of a fragility fracture.
Done correctly, Pilates exercises can help people with weakened bones by:
-Increasing bone density when body parts move against the force of gravity.
-Increasing strength and musscle mass which in turn help to support muscles.
Improving balance which can help prevent falls.
-Improving range of motion and posture which can help keep the bones in alignment.
Osteoporosis Society U.K
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