PILATES AT LIVEYOGA AMSTERDAM OOST
FIVE WEEKLY CLASSES WITH STEFANIA & NATALIE:
TUE, THU, & SUN: 17:15-18:15 | WED: 20:15-21:15
Pilates is a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body. With systematic practice of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns, Pilates has proven itself invaluable not only as a fitness practice, but also as an important support to professional sports training and physical rehabilitation of all kinds. For more about what is Pilates watch the video below.
THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF PILATES
Pilates is a conditioning system for the whole body and it’s systems. It helps improving your lung capacity by teaching proper breathing which improves your circulatory system.
Pilates builds strength, endurance, and flexibility in the muscular system, which helps to restore balance to the skeletal system. Pilates can improve mental awareness of how you move your body and its orientation in space. Most importantly, practiced correctly Pilates will affect your daily life. In essence, Pilates is a lifestyle centred on the desire and need to live a healthy life.
DEVELOPED BY JOSEPH PILATES
Developed during World War I by the legendary physical trainer, Joseph Pilates, the system uses a combination of simple but well-designed repetitive exercises.
The Pilates Method begins by strengthening the abdomen, lower back and hips, and focuses on making the torso the power center of the body. This allows the rest of the body to move more freely. It directs your mind to your body, which makes the exercises more interesting and efficient.
WHAT IS PILATES? (VIDEO)
MEET OUR TEACHERS – NATALIE
Ever since I was a little girl I loved to move. I was a very physically active child. Dancing, doing acrobatics or climbing trees, basically anything that was challenging for my mind as well as my body in a relaxed and playful way.
I started taking Pilates lessons in 2009. I was amazed at how fast I felt strong, lean and physically confident again. My brain remembered how it felt to move with ease. Pilates helped me restore and keep that mind & body connection and feel balanced again.
I decided that I wanted to use my background in communication to share this experience by helping others to reconnect with their body and feel strong inside and out.
Read more about her…
Stefania is a Polestar® Pilates trainer and a dancer. She has completed studies in Dance Education and Chemical Engineering in Athens and started working as a dance teacher and a dancer. When Stefania was introduced in Pilates, she immediately recognized the value of Pilates and went further into Polestar® Pilates Education.
During her class she works a lot with imagery, focusing on Pilates principles but also in the quality of movement and in developing “intelligent bodies”. Read more about her…