PILATES WITH SYLVIA
“In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 you’ll see the difference and in 30 you’ll have a new body” Joseph Pilates
What is Pilates ?
Pilates is a gentle method to :
- strengthen the core and the pelvic floor
- move the joints in their full range of motion
- gently stretch the muscles
- relax and energize body and soul
On top of that Pilates is also a great way to develop mind body connection. Moving slowly and mindfully enables us to “feel” what’s going on in the body and connect the brain to the motions and physical sensations. It is using mindful movement to mobilise the plasticity of the brain. And by moving slowly we spend more time under tension which will strengthen the muscles.
This develops proprioception (the awareness of the body in space) and trains the brain to recruit the right muscles and move more safely in daily life when things are fast paced. It also teaches us to “listen” to our bodies.
In India, children learn Yoga from a young age, in China they learn Tai Chi… In our western societies we are not told how to connect to our bodies. All we ask from them is performance without ever giving much back.
These wonderful bodies enable us to run, jump, hug, laugh… and so much more. Regular Physical Exercise and Pilates is a beautiful way to stay strong, alert and mobile.
As a qualified Personal Trainer, CrossFit Coach and Pilates Instructor I combine these very complimentary ways of training.
I offer 1:1 sessions in person or online. Training sessions will include weightlifting, high intensity training and Pilates inspired mobility and core work. Every session includes a variety of functional exercises designed to make you physically stronger and efficient.
My job is to make these sessions efficient and fun. I want all my clients to look forward to every session with me and leave with a feeling of accomplishment. Not only will I help you get physically stronger, but I will also show you what you are capable of.
Trust me you will be surprised by your own potential and physical capabilities.
Some scientific facts as to why everyone should include regular exercise in their life :
If exercise were a pill, it would be one of the most cost-effective drugs ever invented,” says Dr Nick Cavill, a health promotion consultant. Given the overwhelming evidence, it seems obvious that we should all be physically active. It’s essential if you want to live a healthy and fulfilling life into old age.
It’s medically proven that people who do regular physical activity have:
- up to a 35% lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
- up to a 50% lower risk of type 2 diabetes
- up to a 50% lower risk of colon cancer
- up to a 20% lower risk of breast cancer
- a 30% lower risk of early death
- up to an 83% lower risk of osteoarthritis
- up to a 68% lower risk of hip fracture
- a 30% lower risk of falls (among older adults)
- up to a 30% lower risk of depression
- up to a 30% lower risk of dementia
HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL
Exercise reduces weight, lowers blood pressure, prevents diabetes, improves cholesterol, increases muscle strength, improves sleep quality, improves mood, and even sharpens the mind