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Pilates and physiotherapy: together strong

More and more physiotherapists refer their clients to Pilates Studio Pitonyasa. Sometimes it concerns Pilates in addition to physiotherapy. In other cases people come to my studio after the physiotherapist has completed his treatment. Pilates is then meant to retain core stability and mobility of joints. Naturally, I am delighted with this development. Together Pilates and physiotherapy stand strong to make your body even more stronger.

Maintenance remains necessary

By injuries, accidents or posture problems mobility reduces. As a consequence you suffer from complaints such as an aching back of painful joints. During the treatment the physiotherapist makes sure that your mobility improves again. To this end he prepares a rehabilitation plan tailored to your situation.

After your complaints have been cured, it is of course important that they do not return. To make sure for example that your body posture remains correct, it may be necessary to perform strengthening exercises during a prolonged period. For this purpose Pilates provides excellent workout possibilities. By doing Pilates exercises you work continuously on your core to enhance body stability. At the same time you improve mobility. In addition this helps also to prevent injuries.

Body and mind

During the rehabilitation the physiotherapist guides you while you perform the exercises. Pilates complements this by making you aware of your own body. That is because by doing Pilates you learn to perform exercises with precision by means of your concentration. This is called body and mind, and it is exactly this combination that helps you to control your own movements. Because in this way you learn to know your body, it supports your rehabilitation by physiotherapy.

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Pilates instructors do not participate, but guide

At Pilates Studio Pitonyasa instructors do not participate in the training. Only to clarify or to deepen your understanding of Pilates they may demonstrate an exercise. Sometimes I hear questions about this, because it seems logical that the instructor shows an exercise first. In particular I notice this when people have not done Pilates before and make inquiries about it in my studio. However, if you think about it for a few moments, it is in fact more logical that the instructor does not participate.

Pilates for a better health of you

Of course it is a pleasure to do Pilates just for fun. In addition it is also an excellent method to recover from injuries or to correct a wrong body posture. That is why the instructor pays careful attention to the correct performance of exercises. By making movements in the wrong way there is a risk that your body complaints may become worse. To prevent this the instructor keeps a keen eye on you instead of demonstrating the Pilates exercises.

Personal guidance

A Pilates instructor always takes into account that no body is the same. In particular this is true for people who have limitations or suffer from bodily complaints. For this very reason the instructor uses variations and adapts the exercises. In this way you actually receive tailor made Pilates! This is only possible if the instructor guides you properly and does not participate in the Pilates training.

Focus on your body, not the instructor

By doing Pilates you will understand your body. That is why you perform the exercises with focus and control. Paying attention to what the instructor does, only distracts you from your own performance. You gain more benefit from the exercises if the instructor corrects and guides you, so that you are full time busy with Pilates.

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Are you curious and do you like to experience yourself in a group class that personal attention is indeed better than imitating what the instructor does? Check our schedule and make an appointment! We welcome you.

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Why Pitonyasa does not use levels

When you come to Pilates Studio Pitonyasa to follow lessons, I will always ask you if you are already familiar with Pilates. I do not do this to determine a level for my group classes. I only want to know if it is best for you to start with an introductory lesson, before you continue to follow the lessons in a group class. For the lessons itself I do not use any level. You are welcome to join any group class you like. I do this because in my opinion Pilates should be as accessible as possible.

No performance sport

By doing Pilates exercises you enhance your body posture, recover from injuries and cure body complaints such as a stiff neck and shoulders. In all cases it is not about how quickly you recover or how well you are able to do a certain exercise. The most important is that you work on your body and that as a result you feel better and more comfortable. That is why at Pilates Studio Pitonyasa you may participate in any group class.

Personal approach

Because no body is identical to another, Pilates is not built on top of a series of standard exercises. On the contrary, Pilates takes into account that limitations may exist and for this very reason uses variations and adaptations of its exercises. In that way you are always able to perform the movements. This is exactly why the instructors in my studio pay personal attention to each participant individually in the group class. Group levels are irrelevant, it is all about your personal experience.

Pilates when you are free

When you have bodily complaints, it is important to perform exercises regularly. In this way you are assured of the needed progress to recover. To this end you need access to Pilates lessons as easily as possible. That is why you may join any group class at Pilates Studio Pitonyasa. You do not have to check if the group class matches your level, as there are no levels in our studio. You choose the day and time that suit you the best. And you are allowed to do so for each lesson, so that you do not have to skip Pilates because it does not fit your agenda.

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Teaching from 14 March 2019

From Thursday 14 March 2019 Rocio teaches the evening classes in the odd weeks. Sandra teaches in the even weeks.

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Session card 20 group classes

From today, 1 March 2018, it is possible to buy a session card for 20 group classes Pilates.

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