Pilates Mat & Barre
Pilates is an exercise discipline that fine-tunes your body, optimises strength and range of stable movement through all joints and gives you maximal coordination control.
Everyone needs cardiovascular or aerobic work to their body to keep the heart and lungs healthy and this can be achieved by brisk walking, running or any sport or activity that leaves you puffed. Pilates gives you the other critical exercise element- a method to strengthen, align, tone, stretch and rehabilitate the body.
Movement theory and practice in Pilates is designed ‘to give you suppleness, natural grace and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you play, and in the way you work’ – Joseph Pilates, founder.
Pilates works by re-balancing the body, altering the way in which you recruit muscles to produce movements. It changes the way you use your body and the way you move – restoring natural patterns so that you can move with child-like ease. This muscular restoration process is why Pilates is used to counter injuries, illnesses and surgeries.
ONE GROVE’s Mat classes incorporate a range of simple movements for maximum effect, employing different tools to provide more challenge and vary every workout. Regular practice typically leads to a stronger, leaner body and has an overall de-stressing effect on most people.
Barre classes use the ballet barre as a prop to balance. In Barre classes, we take basic Pilates principles and apply them to a range of upright exercises before moving to the floor. These standing exercises focus on isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles) combined with high reps of small movements. We also incorporate hand-held weights.
Barre classes combine strength training and cardio- so you’re burning fat and building muscle at the same time. And because you are working with experienced Pilates instructors, you will be cued to move intelligently. Our Barre instructors all hold training certifications from different bodies (including BootyBarre and BarreCore) so you get a great diversity of moves.