So, you’re not really keen about stretching but your friend was raving about how great yoga class is. Maybe you read an inspiring article about how many benefits stretching has. And yoga now is so popular, virtual classes are popping everywhere and just at the click of your finger you’re in a classroom.
Wherever you are it’s likely that you’ve heard of Pilates. It’s been around since the 1920s and places special emphasis on developing core strength to improve general fitness and well-being. Paired with the emergence of yoga we’ve seen a wave of different studios, organisations and teachers emerge over the last 5-10 years. This emergence has been a good thing, right? More so than ever before it would seem we’re getting healthier, more active and open minded in terms of the type of methods we use to maintain our overall health and well being.
For many who undertake a course of Pilates, the initial motivation of improving general fitness and overall well being is indeed valid. Everyone should ultimately be motivated by a desire to improve their day to day lives. Yet when working with our clients we find it crucial that we go beyond surface motivations. Pilates does indeed have the potential to improve and radically transform posture, muscle tone and joint mobility.
At Create Health Nevada we pride ourselves on understanding exactly what our clients are looking for but further to that, designing and providing a pathway which helps them meet their objectives. We believe that when it comes to any practice, but especially Pilates, there is no such thing as ‘standard’. The quality of your Pilates practice will be impacted by several factors such as rapport with your teacher, frequency and most crucially your body type.
In preparing you for pilates it’s important that we work firstly to understand your body from a holistic point of view. Joseph Pilates, the founder of Pilates actually designed more than 500 unique exercises. The key question is ‘what will work for You?’ – how can we create a programme which is personalized for your own specific circumstances?
“ I have taken pilates from Shoshi for many years. Expert instructor. What I like about Shoshi is she molds your workout with the client’s individual needs. She keeps advancing in her field so the client’s experience is also enhanced. She keeps the workouts versatile so you’re never bored. Shoshi adds her knowledge about nutrition, which she adds to her instruction”
As with Connie’s experience the focus will be tailoring our programmes for your specific needs whilst, at the same time ensuring that you benefit from the deepening of our knowledge in the area. Any programme which intends to improve your overall fitness and well-being must be supported by an overall nutrition strategy. In terms of Pilates, we aim to match the physical nature of the discipline with a focus on your eating habits and nutritional needs, ensuring the overall fitness benefits are matched by a programme of nutrition which supports that.