Pilates is a body conditioning routine that may help build flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance in the legs, abdominals, legs, hips and backIt puts emphasis on the spine, pelvic alignment, breathing, and developing a strong core or center, and improving coordination and balance. Pilates' system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginning to advanced. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises. Pilates improves muscle tone, balances musculature, supports correct posture, and teaches to move with ease and grace. Pilates can either be taken as a mat class orin a studio using machines.
The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® is a unique exercise system originally designed for dancers and other highly trained bodies. Devised by ex dancer and movement polymath, JULIU HOVARTH, it draws upon key principles from dance,yoga and martial arts. Gyrotonic® training is characterised by the use of specifically designed machines which enhance the bodies awareness of musculo-skeletal co-ordination, strength and flexibility. The training uniquely streches and strengthens the body within an environment which provides support and kinetic feedback. With minimal effort Gyrotonic® exercises increase the body’s range of movement. Major muscle groups are worked interdependently and micro muscle tissue and ligaments are strengthened creating stability while encouraging multiple joint articulation. The emphasis on flow and core stability provide the sense of total freedom of movement and personal satisfaction which is so characteristic of the Gyrotonic® experience.