Holistic Health, Richmond

Complementing the Conventional the Holistic Way - Health & Fitness Training


1-2-1 Pilates Training

Pilates - Building strength from the inside out following the Pilates method as developed by Joseph & Clara Pilates. Initially adopted by professional dancers in the US as an effective form of recovery after injury, Pilates has steadily grown in popularity around the world. Through the years the Pilates Method naturally evolved and integrated current bio-mechanical thinking.

There's more to Pilates than developing "strong abs" or "core strength".m Pilates is an exercise system that focuses on stretching and strengthening the whole body to improve balance, muscle-strength, flexibility and posture.

Sessions are typically on a 1-2-1 or 2-2-1 basis so that each session can be tailored for your specific needs/goals. Training is undertaken in the comfort and privacy of your own home.

You will discover new possibilities with Pilates through it's effectiveness and adaptability.

Pre & Post Natal - To assist both before and after baby arrives. Sessions are carried out on a 1-2-1 basis so that the exercises are tailored specifically to your needs.

Exercise is generally considered safe during pregnancy unless there have been any complications in previous pregnancies or your GP advises against exercise. If you have been undertaking Pilates exercises then you are considered safe to continue exercising during your first trimester. However, due to the variety of changes that occur it is natural to feel tired or nauseous and you might want to consider actively resting until you feel better. From the second trimester you might find you have more energy and want to actively exercise and the Pilates method conveys a number of health benefits:

- helps maintain and improve the condition of abdominal muscles
– strengthens pelvic floor muscles
– relieves strain on joints
– builds key muscles for rapid recovery
– increases energy
– decreases anxiety
– improves sleep
– reduces backache
– improves circulation

Use this time to prepare, strengthen, tone and support.


Pilates Classes - Corporate

The benefits of Pilates are vital for any workplace. The typical office worker is often over-stressed, time poor and may suffer Occupational Overuse Syndrome. Pilates, with its unique series of exercises, is able to correct all of these things. It teaches us correct movement patterns and breathing technique and improves posture.

Pilates should be viewed as a vital 'well-being' service.

In the workplace Pilates can assist:

- Increasing well-being
- Relieve stress
- Cultivate engagement
- Foster workplace equality
- People who spend a lot of time behind a desk or on their feet
- People who work manually or repetitively

For the Employer, Pilates can help prevent absenteeism due to ill-health.

Classes are undertaken at your office for your staff. Pilates can be done almost anywhere, space permitting. A meeting room where furniture can be moved will easily suffice. Ideally you would have a place to store mats.

Please use the contact form for details.


Pilates Classes - Reformer Pilates

1-2-1 Sessions are available on the Reformer machine. Using a reformer is unlike anything else. Pilates exercises on a reformer can be effectively targeted to increase the intensity of your workout. The Reformer gives you all the benefits of Mat Pilates and more. The pulleys and springs provide more resistance than you can achieve with just your body weight on a mat. The added resistance gives constant feedback, allowing you to feel the muscles in your body working through each movement.


Qualifications

David is a Level 3 REPs registered exercise professional with the following achievements:

Personal Trainer
Pilates Instructor
Pre & Post Natal Exercise Instructor
Pre & Post Natal Nutrition
GP & Exercise Referrals
Advanced Resistance Training
Gym Instructor
Exercise to Music Instructor
Step Instructor
Nutrition & Weight Management
Nutrition for Sport & Exercise
Choreography & Conditioning
Torso Training & Core Stability
Circuit Training
Client Psychology & Motivation

First Aid - H.S.E. Qualified
Fully Insured with REPS


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