about Pilates in Motion
why Pilates in Motion?
“Their chemistry, warmth and welcoming approach creates the perfect environment for anyone who wants to practice and learn about movement.”
As a team Anoushka and Mike are committed to developing their personal and teaching practice by continuing to study with a variety of movement specialists, both theoretical and practical. These have included: Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation (DNS), Academy of Applied Movement Neurology (AMN), Functional Range Conditioning, Ido Portal, Fighting Monkey
They are both founder members of IPTA (Independent Pilates Teachers Association) https://www.iptauk.com and are currently serving on the board of directors. They share a strong belief in Continuing Education within the Pilates profession.
new to triyoga or equipment Pilates?
the benefits of equipment Pilates
- Improves posture and mobility, including flexibility of the spine
- Improves overall muscle balance in the body and creates a long and lean muscle tone
- Improves stability and alignment of the major joints in motion, reducing occurrences of injuries
- Promotes a more efficient and supportive core
- Encourages efficiency of movement and improves performance of day to day movement and sports
- Improves the function of the lungs and circulation
- Complements training for athletes and performers
- Builds better balance and coordination
- Helps maintain and can improve bone density
- Offers a safe and excellent form of exercise for seniors, pre + postnatal women and for a wide range of medical conditions
- Stress reduction and detoxification
- Restores physical vitality
- Focuses on movement and breath, encouraging meditative states
- Circulates the blood, improving cell function
- Charges the blood with oxygen and purges waste gases through proper breathing
- Improves neuromuscular control, which creates more balanced strength throughout the body
- Increases movement awareness, resulting in safer use of the body and fewer injuries
- Better alignment, posture and more efficient use of the body
Pilates in Motion offering
This one to one session is tailored to your intentions and needs. It is an introduction to how we teach and how the apparatus feels; and is essential if you want to address specific injuries, chronic pain, or physical limitation or if you wish you join a studio session.
After your initial private session we will schedule in three x induction classes. This will help us establish an initial program for the Studio class and the teacher will help to refinement your movements and progressions, developing at a pace to suit your needs.
The Reformer is the centerpiece of the original Pilates method. It has gone through decades of refinement until it reached the design known today. Reformer classes are for students who have no pre-existing conditions or pregnant. It’s for students with fitness-related goals, such as getting stronger, more mobile and want a workout.
We limit the number of students to 3. A new addition to Pilates in Motion it:
- Gives the opportunity for existing clients to progress to more challenging exercises that we may not cover in a Studio session.
- Introduces Pilates in a more dynamic way
- Provides a group experience, as in the Matwork.
Movement consultancy (Private sessions with Anoushka or Mike)
The most enduring relationship of your life is the one that you have with your body. Your movement is fundamental to that relationship. It can influence your resistance to injury and your ability to make a comeback. It can affect your efficiency, and your ability to access your full physical potential. It can change how you feel about yourself.
As this relationship deepens you will experience greater freedom, ease, confidence and control in your body. Our approach is to provide our students with the most appropriate movement methodologies and advice for their individual needs. Movement consultancy sessions are not limited to the use of Pilates apparatus.
Private Gyrotonic sessions
At present, Anoushka is the only person teaching Gyro, more will join as demand grows.
Teachers who will be joining us from 17th May.
- Julie Powell
- Kavita Jassal
- Jelica Kricskovics
- Sana Basma
About our Pilates apparatus:
The Cadillac has it all, the Leg Springs and the Arm Springs, the Roll Back and the Push Through Bar. It is designed to create length and to break the Reformer exercises down. The exercises that are unique to the Cadillac range from remedial and rehabilitation to athletic and gymnastic.
The accumulation of different sets of springs, attachment points, and additional features such as the full canopy (Overhead frame) are believed to have given the Cadillac its name: it had “all the bells and whistles”, just like the luxury car.
Designed as space-saving, multipurpose tool that combine ergonomic furniture with exercise apparatus, each Pilates chair provides a unique environment for movement training. The exercise repertoire ranges from remedial to highly athletic drills with changing support bases and varying spring resistance. The Wunda Chair gives us control and teaches the “in & up”, and the application of the work in multiple planes.
The curves of the Pilates Barrels provide support for stretches of the spine, shoulder, and hips, but their main purpose is tactile feedback in the movements practiced on them. It is designed to open us. With no spring resistance, they enhance the work of bodyweight exercises and offer a rounded surface over which to stretch—and reconfigure—our spine during the exercises.
The Pedipole—or Ped-O-Pul—is a high metal pole with a crossbar at the top, which serves as the attachment point for a resistance spring on each side. By design, it is unstable when it interacts with the moving body: pressing the body back throughout a variety of arm movements is what keeps the Pedipole stable.
It is a fantastic tool to work in an upright exercise environment and challenge postural awareness in motion.