Barbara trains a client on the "Cadillac" or "Trap Table".
"Pilates is a full-body system of specific sequenced exercises performed on the mat and/or on specifically designed equipment. The method is centered around the concepts of awareness, balance, breath, centering, concentration, control, flowing movement, and precision. The principle of Pilates is to uniformly develop the body and mind. The Pilates method is best taught by a comprehensively trained instructor. Pilates was originally designed to be taught one-on-one." — Pilates Method Alliance non profit organization, dedicated to the professionalism of the Pilates technique.
Pilates is a system of mind-body exercise evolved from the principles of Joseph Pilates. ”Neither the mind nor the body is supreme - one cannot be subordinated to the other.” Joseph Pilates
Pilates exercises develop a strong "core," or center 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.
Developed from rehabilitation techniques, Pilates is a safe exercise system using a floor mat or equipment (Reformer, Chair, Trapeze table/Cadillac, Barrel), that will help you look and feel your very best. Because of it’s low impact, Pilates is for everyone, no matter what your age or condition.
I teach Pilates on the apparatus at Pilates studios and gyms or in privates settings at home. Pilates Mat can be taught anywhere. In your home, at a studio/gym or even in a corporate setting as it is very beneficial for office workers that sit behind desks and computers most of the day.
“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.” - Joseph Pilates