NEW FLOW YOGA WITH DENIS
Denis will be starting his next session of Flow Yoga on Saturday 11th October @ 9.30, more details to follow.
For more information please contact us on 02879 301296 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pregnancy Pilates class starting Wednesday 10th September @ 5.45pm.
Class will run for 4 weeks, each class will be 1hr long. Cost for the 4 week session will be £36.
Suitable for any expecting mothers who are 14+ weeks.
This is the first pregnancy group Pilates class we will have run for a long time so demand will be high. To find out the benefits Pilates can offer you in pregnancy check out our blog below
To book your space contact us on 02879301296,email us or message us on facebook and we will get back to you asap.
Beginners Pilates Classes, this section is just for you! We are now in our 3rd week of the beginners programme. By now, hopefully, some words I use in class are becoming familiar, but lets do a recap.
Some principles I encourage you to embrace in class are necessary to practice effectively. These are for now :-
As we master the above five skills the result is the ability to perform a flowing, coordinated movement which will produce muscular endurance and stamina in your body!
Movements to practice:
Beginner Programme (Practice with quality, do 5 reps of each)
You see, you all already know more than you thought! So get practicing this week with quality movements and I will see you all next week. Good luck, Teresa x
LETS WALK WELL, IF WE ARE GOING TO WALK!
IN WEEK 1:
Do 3 x 10 minute walks, think about your technique. Also really connect the tummy for 2 -3 mins in each of the 10 minute walks ( and 5 minutes every single day)
IN WEEK 2:
Do 3 x 20 minute walks, thinking about your technique. Walk briskly, nearly a jog. Do 5 minutes abdominal control walking every day
IN WEEK 3:
Every day do 1 x 20 minute walk using good technique. Also daily do 3 x 5 minutes concentrating on abdominal wall control, sometimes increase the pace. AND 3 x 1/2 hour walks at pace, try gentle lifts in the walk.
IN WEEK 4:
Lets look after ourselves, keep the heart and lungs pumping and the whole system working!
After such a lovely evening in June we are joining up for another Pilates on the beach, a morning event this time. All our current Pilates clients are invited to join us on National Trust – Portstewart Strand on Sunday morning for Pilates, a nice long walk and a coffee afterwards if you wish. All welcome, kids, dogs, cats, partners!! Just bring yourself and a mat.
***Please note this event will be weather permitting so watch this space and our facebook page for updates.***
Call us, message us or text Teresa for more info, see you there
Where – Portstewart Strand
When – Sunday 3rd August @ 9am
For all our current Pilates clients we do not want you loosing your momentum after your hard work all year so as promised here is a programme for you to practice over the summer to KEEP YOU MOVING!!
Long and strong
On mat (sitting):
Finish in rest
Hopefully we will have a youtube video to follow. Don’t forget about our drop in classes running throughout the summer, book online or contact Teresa or Cleona on 02879 301296 or message us on Facebook on https://www.facebook.com/physioandpilatesmagherafelt
Now get practicing! See you all soon.
Pregnancy can be a difficult time for anyone, especially with your body changing so rapidly. Pilates is a great way to keep your body in shape and adapt to the fast changes that are occurring. It keeps you strong and helps avoid any pains or discomforts that generally come with pregnancy. Of course we advise all woman to discuss with their doctor before taking part in our classes.
Pilates can help pregnant ladies develop greater core strength by strengthening the muscles of their stomach, back and pelvic floor. This helps to equip your body better to cope with the strains caused by the added weight of the growing baby. The improved posture often achieved by Pilates takes a lot of strain away from your back and pelvis. By exercising and strengthening these areas of the body it can help avoid common problems such as backache and postural imbalances.
Deep breathing is an essential part of Pilates exercise, this allows fresh invigorating air to rush in. It is quite a simple idea really and easy to understand the benefits. Oxygen is a vital ingredient, a part of almost every chemical reaction in your body. So for your body to have any energy at all it needs a constant supply of oxygen! Deep breathing really helps to stimulate your internal organs and invigorate your body by allowing fresh blood to carry oxygen and nutrients to every cell. This of course is vital when carrying an extra person around with you! These exercises also prove to benefit you greatly when the big day finally arrives. Going into labour can be a stressful but the experience of Pilates exercises can help you relax and make the whole experience much more enjoyable.
Of course Pilates can also help for Post-Natal treatment as well. Pilates can help postnatal woman re-build their core strength and help regain that pre baby shape! Not only can it help with your physical shape but Pilates can be a great method of stress relief during the post birth experiences. It can be great for both mothers and fathers to deal with lack of sleep and over-tiredness! Pilates really helps to revitalise you and re-energise your body.
Pilates has been taking the world by storm over the last few years. People have started to see the real benefits of the exercise through proper results. For those that don’t know, Pilates is an exercise that combines strengthening with relaxation through different movements and stretches. Everyone can enjoy Pilates; from young fit athletes seeking to streamline their fitness regime to older individuals helping to maintain their fitness and flexibility.
Everyone is now doing Pilates! So many celebrities have said how useful Pilates is in their every day lives. Many of them have jam-packed schedules and Pilates is a great exercise that they can fit into their hectic daily routine. Jennifer Aniston loves the exercise and is a self proclaimed “Pilates Person!”
Many professional sportsmen and woman have starting bringing Pilates into their fitness regime to help improve their game. A couple of years ago Andy Murray started using Pilates to help recover from gruelling five set matches and to help solve his back problems, one year later he won Wimbledon! The Ulster rugby team has also started using Pilates as part of their strength and conditioning. Proving that people of both genders and all stages of fitness can benefit from it.
Pilates enables you to align your body and muscles while exercising. This helps strengthen your muscles and enables them to work more efficiently. Over time you will be able to see your muscles tone and sculpt into shape, helping you feel much stronger and more energized. This strengthening helps prevent injuries and you are much less likely to suffer from muscular aches and pains. The beauty of Pilates is that it works the whole body so no body part is neglected. From simply having a stronger healthier body, you will naturally boost your metabolism meaning that you burn more calories even when you are not exercising. Pilates also improves your flexibility and body shape, adding definition rather than just building muscle.
Of course Pilates isn’t just about improving your body image and becoming stronger. It is also great fun for everyone involved, all types of exercise improves how people feel. Pilates is great to release any stress that might exist within our very busy modern lives. It just happens to have the added benefit of improving your fitness!
If you are a Pilates Pro or even considering taking up Pilates, you can book your place at one of our Pilates Classes and feel the benefits of Pilates for yourself!