"In ten sessions you'll feel the difference, in twenty you'll see the difference
and in thirty you'll have a new body"
- Joseph Pilates
The Pilates Lab is an intimate, friendly and professionally run home studio based in Mill Hill, Barnet, North London, offering small group matwork pilates classes (maximum 9 in a group) and one to one private mat session, or private Tower sessions (On the Equipment)
Whatever level of fitness, irrespective of age, The Pilates Lab is here to help you!
Beginners will learn the basics of pilates including correct breathing, pelvic, spinal and shoulder stabilisation and how to strengthen the abdominals, back and leg muscles.
During the pilates classes you are taught good movement skills step by step, which will ultimately give you the strength and flexibility to perform the more complex exercises.
As Pilates is a continual learning process, more challenging exercises will gradually be introduced as you progress on to the intermediate and advanced level of the more classical matwork.
Don't forget 80% of the UK population has or has had backache. Pilates success rate in solving problems has brought it to the attention of osteopaths, chiropractors, physiotherapists and doctors. In fact, many osteopaths and chiropractors are now setting up Pilates studios as part of their practices.
THE BENEFITS OF PILATES
- Flat Abdominals
- Realignment of Posture
- Lean, toned, symmetrical muscles
- Stronger back
- Increased flexibility and strength
- Reduces tension and stress
- Greater body awareness
- Enhanced breathing
WHO IS IT FOR?
I started in the fitness industry in the late 1980’s running my own studio in Hampstead, London. Teaching aerobics, step, body conditioning and in later years the ever popular body pump!
You might think that I was super fit teaching full time – but in fact deep within I was completely unfit due to lack of core strength. All I had gained was strength on the outside (the superficial muscles) deep within, my postural muscles were very weak, causing muscle imbalance, leading to a chronic back injury!
After spending two years and a lot of money visiting osteopaths and chiropractors I realised the only way forward was to train in Pilates to correct my back.
Since qualifying as a Body Control Pilates Instructor my life has completely changed, I have learnt a great deal about myself and my body mechanics. My back is completely cured! I am longer, stronger and move with confidence and have never felt so positive about my life.
To teach you have to believe in what you are teaching and there is nothing more rewarding than watching your clients getting not only physically but mentally stronger and free from pain and stress.
Body Control Pilates continues to challenge me physically, emotionally and intellectually, it has taken years to achieve some of the exercises and to get a real understanding of the technique, and the journey goes on!
Marina is a member of:
Body Control Pilates Association (BCPA)
Europe's foremost professional Pilates organisation.
For further information about Body Control Pilates visit: www.bodycontrolpilates.com
Body Control Pilates is a 'Registered trade mark used under license'