Strengthen your body from the inside out
Pilates is a systematic whole-body workout to strengthen the muscles. It mainly targets the pelvic floor and the abdominal and back muscles. Pilates consists of gentle yet intense exercises that are all about enhancing muscular balance and body awareness. The aim is to develop strength, stability and flexibility starting from the centre, or core, of the body, working outwards to the extremities.
The method was invented by Joseph Pilates, who was born in Mönchengladbach in 1883. He originally called it Contrology, because Pilates is all about mind control over muscles. Joseph Pilates’ famous phrase, “It is the brain that forms the body”, remains just as true today.
At PURE MOVE, we respect the roots of Joseph Pilates’ traditional method. His ideas form the solid foundation of our approach. We also incorporate the latest research findings into our courses.
Working with Pilates equipment provides an extra challenge or gives you the support you need to learn the method from scratch.
Pilates equipment can only be used during a personal training session for one or two people.
The introductory course is suitable if you have no Pilates experience at all or if you would like to go back to the basics in individual sessions. You will learn to recognise your own particular movement and posture patterns in the course of three personal training sessions. You can only become an expert if you start from a sound basis.
This course is specially designed for older participants. The gentle sports movements are beneficial for physical, mental and social activity in equal measure. I work with you individually on your strength, flexibility, posture, stability and safety. This allows you to regain mobility and reduce the risk of falling.