What can private Pilates training offer me?
In a private session your individual needs will be addressed. Monique will work with your doctor, physiotherapist or chiropractor when needed to ensure you are healing in the quickest, most effective way possible.
Private sessions are ideal for identifying and strengthening parts of your body that need it most and improving your athletic performance.
Even for elite athletes, Pilates offers increased flexibility, assistance in rehab post-injury, and a focus on building the deep stabilizing muscles of the core, leading to a stronger base for all athletic activity and balance throughout the body. As a result, athletes can withstand rigorous training regimes and ultimately improve their golf drive or baseball pitch, prevent or recover from injury and maintain an optimal weight for their activity of choice.
LONG-TERM ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT
One concept that sports trainers are embracing is LTAD—Long-term Athletic Development. The training progresses from general to specific and from simple to more complex. The lighter resistance and multi-angular training makes Pilates perfect for LTAD as well as anatomical adaptation, which focuses on developing muscle memory and patterning. This usually occurs in the preparatory or pre-competition phase of training for an athlete.
IMPROVE RANGE OF MOTION
Traditional strength training will help develop the muscles required in a specific sport, but may not address the stabilizing muscles around the joints or torso. Often, one muscle is identified and exercises designed to isolate that muscle, usually in a single plane of motion. Pilates exercises can be more complex than traditional moves—use them to recruit a larger number of muscle groups to strengthen the same muscles from many angles and in a variety of different ranges of motion.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PILATES CLASSES?
INCREASED MUSCLE STRENGTH & TONE
IMPROVED BODY AWARENESS
INCREASED CORE STRENGTH
INCREASED BREATH AWARENESS
Leading to stress management and relaxation