Pilates during the summer holiday season….

So maybe you are thinking… ‘What, I cant exercise in this heat??’ Why don’t you come along to my summer pilates classes in my cool home studio, fans provided if needed!! Also you can enjoy a refreshing juice after class to cool you down.

Next week it looks like we are in for a cool 27C, that will be baltic compared to this week, time to get the thermals out!!

Classes for the summer will be:

PART 1 – 3RD JULY – 18TH JULY

WEDNESDAY – CHATILLON SUR CLUSES
08H45 – 09H45  Intermediate

THURSDAY – CHATILLON SUR CLUSES
10H00 – 11H00  Beginners/Basic

PART 2 – 31ST JULY – 22ND AUGUST

WEDNESDAY – CHATILLON SUR CLUSES
08H45 – 09H45 Intermediate
10H00 – 11H00 Workshop – See blog for more info nearer the time

THURSDAY – CHATILLON SUR CLUSES
08H45 – 09H45 Workshops – See blog for more info nearer the time
10H00 – 11H00 Beginners/Basic

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Getting ready for the winter

This winter stay healthy using the Pilates method as a natural preventative measure to keep yourself warm inside and out, and keep your immune system boosted.

Pilates has sound science-based effects on the internal systems as much as it does the musculoskeletal system. Yes, it will make us look good – tighten abs, lengthen the spine, improve posture. But the unseen, deep and health providing effects of doing Pilates are immeasurable.

Pilates exercises, while including the major muscle groups of the whole body, focus the work of the intrinsic muscles of the body which sit deep within joints and internal structures. Being able to work into these deep regions means that we will create much deeper circulatory responses and movement of fluids like lymph that clean out our bodies of toxins. It also offers us a direct stimulatory effect on internal organs, and thereby stimulation of the functions and chemical responses of systems such as the respiratory, digestive and endocrine systems, which have a direct effect on our immunity and wellbeing.

Practicing Pilates can also help you to stay injury free so that you can enjoy a long winter season whether it be on the slopes of off.

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Looking forward to seeing you in the studio.

Autumn Mornings

What a fabulous way to start the day with an early morning pilates class with a view of the mountains.

My new classes in Les Carroz started today, thanks to Book4Alps for the use of the beautiful Chalet Erica, it is such a lovely setting to work from.  I am looking forward to the next few months working here.

If you would like to join the class please do not hesitate to contact me

Quelle fabuleuse façon de commencer la journée avec un cours de Pilates en début de matinée avec vue sur les montagnes.

Mes nouveaux cours aux Carroz ont commencé aujourd’hui, grâce à Book4Alps pour l’utilisation du magnifique Chalet Erica, c’est un cadre de travail si agréable.  J’ai hâte de travailler dans les prochains mois.

Si vous souhaitez rejoindre la classe, n’hésitez pas à me contacter.

Juices and Pilates

Next week kicks us off to a start with two fantastic juices to look forward to after your pilates class – The Morning coffee and The Joseph – packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that make for a great liver cleanse and a citrus based juice that will give your metabolism a jump-start.

The four workshops this week will focus on a few fundamentals of Pilates – Breathing, Concentration, Centring and Alignment.

Whilst breathing is the essence of life itself it is also a movement process and has great bearing on the efficiency of each movement performed.  Learning how to breath more effectively within movement helps both mind and body to relax, recharge and focus.  Don’t get me wrong though this class is not all about lying on the mat breathing we will be challenging this movement with some hard exercises!

In the lower limbs and upper body classes we will be focusing on mobilising and strengthening your hips, knees and ankles and opening, stretching and mobilising your upper body. In order to do this efficiently we have to look at alignment and precision of movement.  Correct alignment at the start of and throughout the movement is absolutely essential.  By correctly aligning the body and bringing the joints and soft tissue into their natural neutral zones, sound recruitment patterns are encouraged and the joints remain healthy.

In the spinal mobilisation class we will focus on centring by maintaining support and control of the body as movement takes place.  It does so by encouraging the recruitment of deep core muscles that help to control and stabilise movement.  All pilates movement stems from a strong centre and from this centre we can challenge the range of movement of the joints including your spine.

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