Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on the mind and body.
Pilates flows through a series of movements that are dynamic, systematic and anatomically based. It is a type of conditioning that requires the individual to concentrate on breathing, subtle muscular connections and body alignment. Once there is a good understanding of the basics, the level of your workout will progress through more challenging combinations of movement and load. Individuals will find the outcomes include positive gains in core strength and posture.
Pilates can be customised for everyone from rehabilitation clients to elite athletes.
TRX is a total body workout utilising the TRX™ suspension training system. This system uses your own body weight to create resistance and build strength. It uses a combination of upper and lower body exercises as well as layering into full body moves that challenge mobility and balance. The exercises vary from simple beginner level to more advanced exercises. All the exercises can be modified to suit your current level of fitness. The TRX workout can also add an element of cardiovascular fitness providing improved performance in sports and other forms of exercise. Your posture, core strength and muscle tone will improve by combing Pilates alignment techniques and the TRX suspension trainer.
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation (DNS) is a form of stabilisation based on correct breathing patterns, muscle activity and coordination. The main focus is on spinal stabilisation using the diaphragm, pelvic floor and back muscles. The movements are performed slowly and smoothly adequate to the demands of the exercise.
The DNS approach allows simple movements that are advanced as the body becomes more coordinated in symmetrical stabilisation of the spine. These techniques may be used during your sessions at Meta Pilates providing active trunk stabilisation and individual exercises for your home training program.
I am a 55 year old female who has been a client of Monique for a few weeks. She is teaching me how to get the maximum benefit from pilates by correct internal and external body positioning and control. I can really feel the difference when do the exercises correctly and have become more aware of my posture when going about my day.
She is professional, friendly and warm, I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.