A workshop style class incorporating biomechanics coaching techniques, mobility, stretches, self-massage, strengthening and functional movements, to relieve aches and pains,improve movement, sports and avoid injury.
Not just stretching – use muscle release techniques and nerve mobilisers; then stretch your relaxed muscles for the best results.
Release restrictions, then work hard. Target areas like lazy bottoms, shoulder stabilizers. Using this proven pattern of releasing restrictions first, then mobilising, then working to strengthen, Mmmove™ can give you amazing results. It WORKS!
This class may include functional movements, big movements as well as precise movements. Technique still comes first. Mmmove™ incorporates Pilates exercises, but isn’t restricted to just Pilates exercises. It uses other core exercises as well – it takes the best and most effective from all types of exercise.
Choose the class to suit your aims – Mmmove™ to Improve focuses on releasing tension in over-worked muscles followed by strengthening of under-used areas; whereas Mmmove™ to Mobilise focuses on releasing restrictions, stretching and lengthening
Focus your mind on gently stretching and mobilising your body. Find your restrictions and work with your breath to release them.
Mindful movement to soothing sounds. Help your body to let go.
Functional Pilates is an up-to-date version of Pilates. We use original exercises and adapted exercises; any exercises that we now know to be less than beneficial have been removed from the repertoire. Combine this with my biomechanics knowledge for a rewarding class that helps to improve body awareness and control; core and deep stabiliser strength; better posture and helps to reduce aches and pains.
Monday Madness is a light-hearted class for those who like some fun with their Pilates. Please note that this class usually runs at The Boxmoor Trust Centre in Hemel Hempstead. Please bring your sense of humour.
Pilates Plus is for those who are able to maintain good alignment and core control. You must have done some form of clinical or functional Pilates before (not fitness-type Pilates).
Relaxation and breathing followed by focus of the mind
We practice different ways of meditating, from allowing the mind to wander, visual focus, focus on touch, to guided meditations.
Designed to relax and de-stress body and mind
Breathing exercises followed by faking laughter and childlike playing of games – designed to help us let go and laugh
Laughter has so many health benefits:
- strengthens the immune system
- lowers blood pressure
- helps with depression
- improves circulation
- improves oxygen uptake
- helps with positive mental attitude
- helps to lower stress levels
- decreases stress hormones in the body