Pilates

Pilates

 

A refreshing mind-body workout


In Pilates proper breathing is essential, and helps you execute movements with maximum power and efficiency.

Core Body Strength: The focus on building strength and flexibility in core and especially lumbar muscle makes Pilates very beneficial for many sports requiring stability, strength and endurance.   

Sports Camps: During your sports training camps we can provide  Pilates & Yoga classes led by a qualified professional coach to complement and improve the training. 

Pure Pilates: We also run weeks focused on Pilates with sports as an optional add-on - whether tennis, surfing, or any of the other sports on our website.  We also provide sports and relaxation massage and sports injury specialists for those in need of additional tendon loving care!

 

For more details , please contact us by email at:

pilates@gofigueira.com

or call Duncan on (UK) 07973 179556
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Develop a strong core - flat abdominals and a strong back

Pilates exercises develop a strong "core," or centre of the body. The core consists of the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine. Control of the core is achieved by integrating the trunk, pelvis and shoulder girdle.

 

Gain long, lean muscles and flexibility

More conventional or traditional workouts are weight bearing and tend to build short, bulky muscles - the type most prone to injury. Pilates elongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility. A body with balanced strength and flexibility is less likely to be injured.

 

Create an evenly conditioned body, improve sports performance, and prevent injuries

Conventional workouts tend to work the same muscles so weak muscles tend to get weaker and strong muscles tend to get stronger. The result is muscular imbalance - a primary cause of injury and chronic back pain.

Pilates conditions the whole body, even the ankles and feet. No muscle group is over trained or under trained. Your entire musculature is evenly balanced and conditioned, helping you enjoy daily activities and sports with greater ease, better performance and less chance of injury. That’s why so many professional sports teams and elite athletes now use Pilates as a critical part of their training regime.