Back to Basics – this may be for you.
What is it?
Back to Basics exercise class utilises floor based Pilates concepts. It is great for establishing the fundamentals for strengthening and toning especially your core. It is also great for improving your flexibility and mobility. The fundermental movements and breathing techniques, help increase your body and mind connection. This translates into improved body awareness and posture. Back to Basics exercises can be tailored to your individual needs.
Who is Back to Basics for?
Women who are wanting to improve their strength and fitness before having a baby. Women who want to strengthen their abdominals and pelvic floor after having a baby.Teenagers who are growing fast but have poor body awareness. In fact it is great for anyone who wants to breathe better, move better, stand taller and live with less pain!
What can you expect?
Back to Basics helps you identify and improve body asymmetries while also increasing general strength and mobility. Doing so will help with your postural endurance during the day and reduce the risk of injury during tasks of daily living or sport.
The Back to basics program introduces you to the key base pilates concepts. It is perfect for the active management of joint pain and injury, as well as lower back pain and arthritis. It can help with pelvic floor issues, as well as muscular imbalances that contribute to various pain presentations and stiffness. Each exercise has options for level of difficulty ensuring noone progresses beyond their safe working level while emphasizing proper technique and core control. This is a class you can keep doing for as long as you like for ongoing core and postural work, to balance the demands of your busy lif.
The Back to Basics classes are also a great adjunct for those who are very physically active but experience recurrent injuries or ‘niggles’ through their exercise practice, whether you are a dancer, a runner or a basketballer. It highlights asymmetries in the body and areas of reduced control which need to be addressed.
Before commencing a Back to Basics class you need an assessment to check your core control and technique to ensure you get the most out of the class. These sessions are also a great opportunity to learn a couple of simple exercises to do at home to complement the class.
Please refer to our timetable for our Back to Basics classes.