Pilates Group Classes (Reformer; Pilates and Barre; Pilates and TRX)

Pilates Group Classes (Reformer; Pilates and Barre; Pilates and TRX)

I. Reformer Classes

There is probably no piece of Pilates equipment more famous than the Pilates Reformer. The Reformer makes a dramatic change in the body when you use it. Reformers are lined up in Pilates Studios all over the world and reformer classes are usually one of the main choices at any Pilates Studio. The class emphasis is on rhythmic, flowing sets of movements which increases strength, flexibility, and stamina while also improving alignment, balance, coordination and tone. The results of the workout are a uniformly developed body with strong back and abdominal muscles. There are countless different movements in the Group Pilates Reformer classes and these are performed seated, standing, on all fours, or lying on your back, side or front. Pilates Reformer Classes also involve the use of a Jump Board. This is a fun and entertaining way to incorporate cardiovascular exercise into your Pilates Reformer class routine. The Jump Board is an excellent non-weight bearing method to increase your heart rate and burn some serious calories while engaging your core.

II. Pilates Group Classes

‘’Just when you thought fitness could not get any better or be more fun, Pilates Dynamics incorporates the Pilates Ballet Barre Method into your workouts!’’ Pilates Barre is a fun, high-energy group exercise class that fuses fitness techniques from Pilates, Dance/Ballet and Yoga combined with fluid athletic and strength training and is fully expandable and adaptable to any client base. Exercises can be modified for beginners, prenatal clients or clients with injuries, and can also be amplified for advanced clients that are looking for an extreme challenge. Pilates Barre workouts are designed to emphasize the correct biomechanics of movement to increase strength, flexibility, stamina and dynamic stability. The Barre Method relies on a ballet barre and a series of strenuous exercises, including push-ups, sitting and standing poses held for several minutes on end, to help clients develop dense, elongated muscles and burn body fat. Using and adding the Ballet Barre to workouts, we can focus on strengthening core muscles, improving posture for a more all-around, in-depth and intense full body workout to create more muscle density, greater strength, and greater definition. Pilates Exercises at the Barre and on the mat tones your muscles, while yoga postures lengthen and shape your muscles. The possibilities are really endless!

Doing sports and everyday activities require that our bodies move in various planes. Suspension training enables you to do multiplanar exercises, just the way we do in every movement we produce. TRX can also involve several muscle groups during a single exercise, making several muscles synergistic (the focus area) working together as a single unit. This increases muscle coordination and strength.

The benefits of TRX Suspension Training:

  1. It’s great for all levels. Anyone can use TRX due to its versatility. TRX suspension workouts will not only improve your muscle strength but also your cardiovascular endurance
  2. It helps you reach your goals. Can be used to improve sports performance, lose weight, gain strength, rehab an injury, train for a marathon and many more.
  3. It’s functional. Its designed to carry everywhere and meets the demands of daily activities
  4. You stand to train. People sit too much and have sedentary lifestyles. This allows you to get off your butt.
  5. It’s all core all the time. TRX requires you to constantly remain engaged and stable throughout your entire body.
  6. Because of its suspended nature, TRX suspension training is very low impact and means that your joints are not put under stress. In turn, this means that there is a low risk of injury, allowing you to train as hard as you wish with less risk of causing or agitating a pre-existing injury

So why should you do Pilates?

  1. The focus is on fitness, strength and flexibility and correct muscle isolation. It includes resistance training and body conditioning as well as sports-specific training to create more effective body awareness, optimize muscle efficiency and corrective rehabilitative measures where required.
  2. Pilates is also essential for injury prevention, mobility and overall strength and agility.

 

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