Pilates at the Federal Academy of Ballet
What is Pilates?
Pilates exercises concentrate on developing strength and flexibility through stabilizing core muscles. Promote the development of long, lean muscles by lengthening and strengthening muscles all at once. Correct alignment of the spine, breathing, concentration, and awareness are all aspects of this mind-body discipline. It's a refreshing and invigorating workout. And most definitely work your abs.
Free Trial Class - World Dance Day
In conjunction with World Dance Day, we will be holding a Free Trial Class at our PJ Uptown Branch on Sat 29th April 2017. Please Call 03-7957 3413(HQ) or 03-7728 7566(DU/Uptown)
Articulation: Moving one vertebra at a time, mainly as you roll up or down in a movement.
Breath: Full inhales and exhales allow you to connect with your core and energize and revitalize body, mind, and spirit.
Concentration: The mind and body connect to improve focus and awareness. You have to think about what you're doing and feel how your muscles are working.
Control: Movements anre not jerky or fast.
Flow: Exercises are fluid, not static or isolated.
Precision: Each exercise has particular benefits which are gained through focusing on the details.
Coordination: In most exercises, one area of the body stabilizes while another part moves, requiring coordination and usually balance.
Oppositions: Using opposing forces develops strength, awareness, balance, and control.
A general rule of thumb for breathing is to exhale on the exertion. Basically, inhale in preparation, exhale to move.