Pilates classes focus on strength, muscle toning, body control, flexibility – with the main emphasis on core strength. It involves a series of controlled movements that engage both your body and mind.
Pilates is based on 6 principles:
Centering: strengthening the “core” muscles of the body, which include the abdominals, pelvis, buttocks and back.
Concentration: brings your full attention to the form and execution of each exercise.
Control: learning to use only the muscles necessary to perform a task, while the rest of the body relaxes.
Precision: every movement has a purpose – this results in a “less is more,” and “quality over quantity” philosophy.
Breath: movement with proper breathing, resulting in enhanced lung capacity, overall coordination and facilitating a stronger mind-body connection.
Flow: every movement is performed with the grace and ease of a dancer.
Body conditioning aims to enhance your body’s own natural physical capacity, capabilities and strengths using a balanced exercise program in a class setting.
Body conditioning improves the strength, coordination, and efficiency of muscles and posture. This class is ideal for all age groups.
There is no need for fancy clothing and you don’t need any special skills to participate in these classes.
Water aerobic workouts combine a variety of different techniques to provide safe exercises in a weightless environment. There is no limit as to who can participate in water aerobics; individuals of any age and gender can participate. Hydrotherapy is also an ideal choice for individuals suffering from obesity, arthritis or any other medical condition. A great advantage of water aerobics is that both swimmers and non-swimmers can participate.
Decent swimwear compulsory – no G-strings, bikinis, or swimming with clothes
No children, if not a fully paid up member and 16 years of age, are allowed in the pool or gym without Biokineticist supervision.
Swimming Caps Compulsory, available at Reception @ R50 (Lycra)
Water Therapy is an alternative form of physical therapy performed in water when land-based exercises are challenging.
Exercising in water allows you to work the muscles and increase your heart rate without putting much stress on the joints.
The goals of this therapy are muscle relaxation, improving joint mobilization, increased muscle strength, and pain reduction.
Benefits of Water Therapy:
Stretching is a form of physical exercise where specific muscles, group of muscles, or tendons are deliberately flexed or stretched to improve the muscle’s elasticity and achieve an optimal muscle tone.
Stretching helps to improve flexibility, increase muscle control, and enhance the range of motion of your joints.
Improved flexibility may:
Stretching should be included in your training program to ensure maximum benefits.
High-Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise followed by short recovery periods.
Spinning is a form of exercise that involves using a stationary exercise bicycle in a class setting. A typical class involves an instructor in front of the class who leads the participants in a number of different types of cycling.
These routines are designed to simulate terrain and situations encountered in actual bicycle rides, including hill climbs, sprints, and interval training. The instructor uses music and enthusiastic coaching to motivate the students to work harder.