Hi, my name is Christina Ros, happy married and proud mother of a little girl Naomi. My passion is sport and healthy lifestyle. I'm a certified Pilates and Zumba Instructor. I started with Pilates a few years ago and I completely fall in love!!
Pilates is a great workout for everybody from the beginners till advance. One of the best things about the Pilates method is that it works so well for a wide range of people. Athletes and dancers love it, as do seniors, women recovering from pregnancy, and people who at various stages of physical rehabilitation.
Personally, I like the fact that you can perform exercises using your own body weight, but also with the aid of various pieces of equipment. Below are a few reasons why I would encourage you to try Pilates too:
• Improved flexibility
• Increased muscle strength, particularly of the abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks (the 'core muscles' of the body)
• Balanced muscular strength on both sides of the body
• Improved stabilisation of the spine
• Greater awareness of posture
• Improved physical coordination and balance
• Relaxation of the shoulders, neck and upper back
• Safe rehabilitation of joint and spinal injuries
I believe that true healthy living can be achieved when we approach exercise not just for the body but also for the mind.
My goal is to improve the quality of your life through Pilates. With Pilates, you will change your habits in a positive direction as Pilates requires discipline, awareness, precision, and concentration. I believe this is the key to opening the door to any change you want to make in your life.
Transform and evolve your body....and your life!
Pilates will truly have a positive impact on all aspects of your daily life. Look, feel and perform better in everything you do, from sitting through meetings or picking up groceries to swinging a golf club or running a marathon. Whether it's for work or pleasure, your body movements will be more efficient and effective, pain-free and with more endurance!
Pilates is one of the most popular exercise systems now!
It seems like everyone is either doing Pilates, or interested in starting a Pilates exercise program. Indeed, one of the best things about the Pilates method is that it works so well for a wide range of people. Athletes and dancers love it, as do seniors, women rebounding from pregnancy, and people who at various stages of physical rehabilitation.
The top benefits doing of Pilates exercise that people report are that they become stronger, longer, leaner, and more able to do anything with grace and ease.
The pilates mat program follows a set sequence, with exercises following on from one another in a natural progression, just as Joseph Pilates designed them. Beginners start with basic exercises and build up to include additional exercises and more advanced positioning.
Here is a few tips wchich will help you to get the most out of your pilates workout:
Pilates is designed to combine your breathing rhythm with your body movements. Qualified instructors teach ways to keep your breathing working in conjunction with the exercises. You will also be taught to concentrate on your muscles and what you are doing. The goal of pilates is to unite your mind and body, which relieves stress and anxiety.
Wear comfortable clothes (as you would for yoga — shorts or tights and a T-shirt or tank top are good choices), and keep in mind that pilates is usually done without shoes. If you start feeling uncomfortable, strained, or experience pain, you should stop.
Let it flow
When you perform your exercises, avoid quick, jerky movements. Every movement should be slow, but still strong and flexible. Joseph Pilates worked with dancers and designed his movements to flow like a dance.
Don't leave out the heart
The nice thing about pilates is you don't have to break a sweat if you don't want to — but you can also work the exercises quickly (bearing in mind fluidity, of course!) to get your heart rate going. Or, because pilates is primarily about strength and flexibility, pair your pilates workout with a form of aerobic exercise like swimming or brisk walking.