INSPIRATION FOR JOYFUL LIVING

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INSPIRATION FOR JOYFUL LIVING

Choose Your Classes and Start Your Training

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INSPIRATION FOR JOYFUL LIVING

Choose Your Classes and Start Your Training

VIEW CLASSES

BEND YOUR MIND, INSPIRED YOURSELF

The beautiful and tranquil studio of Figureline Pilates is situated at 15 D Riley Rd, Bedfordview. The studio was established by Gillian Brink in 2006 and uses the International STOTT PILATES™ method. Our team of dedicated and passionate instructors are all trained and certified in the Stott Pilates Method.

STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles

  1. Breathing
    Breathing properly promotes effective oxygenation of the blood, focuses the mind on each task and helps avoid unnecessary tension, particularly in the neck, shoulders and mid-back. Exhaling deeply can also help activate the deep support muscles of the body
  2. Pelvic placement
    It is key to emphasize stabilization of the pelvis and lumbar spine both statically and dynamically in all positions and throughout all movements. The two positions most often used are neutral and imprint. In a neutral position, the natural anteriorly convex curve of the lumbar spine is present. 
  3. Rib cage placement
    The abdominal wall attaches to the lower ribs. The abdominal muscles must often be recruited to maintain the rib cage and the thoracic spine, in proper alignment. Often the rib cage will tend to lift up in the supine position or deviate forward in a sitting position, extending the thoracic spine. 
  4. Scapular movement and stabilization
    Stabilizing scapulae on the rib cage is as important as contracting the abdominal muscles during the initiation of every exercise. When stability is absent, there is a tendency to overwork muscles around the neck and shoulders
  5. Head and cervical placement
    The cervical spine should hold its natural curve with the skull balancing directly above the shoulders when sitting in neutral. This position should also be maintained when lying on the back. 

TYPES OF CLASSES

Pilates is a zero-impact form of exercise and classes being an hour in duration involve a combination of strength-training and core-strengthening incorporating stretching and endurance work. Strengthening and toning of the different muscle groups are achieved by utilizing a combination of concentric and eccentric (lengthening and shortening) movements. Any person of any age can do Pilates – as each class is specially tailored to suit the needs and physical development of the particular client. Pilates exercise primarily takes place through the use of Pilates equipment, such as the Reformer or Cadillac with the supplementary use of other apparatus such as mats, bands, and balls.

In terms of classes on offer, clients have a choice of the following:

PRIVATE SESSIONS

SEMI-PRIVATE SESSIONS

GROUP SESSIONS

OZONE AND OXYGEN STEAM THERAPY

Oxygen is important for good health. The more O2 the body has, the more energized one feels and eradication of toxins and waste product becomes more efficient. Oxidation is important for the body’s metabolism, blood flow, respiratory system and digestive system. Sufficient O2 allows the body to heal itself and to maintain the immune system.

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