If you are new to the Dynamic variation of Pilates you may want to know what is Pilates and how does Dynamic Pilates Reformer classes at our London studio differ from classical Pilates.

joseph pilates london classesPilates is a training system developed by Joseph Pilates (1983-1967), a physical trainer, bodybuilder, gymnast and inventor from Germany. It is a system of fully integrated, whole body exercises that focus on developing whole body strength, correct postural alignment, core stability and mind muscle awareness. Pilates combines strength training with elements of yoga. There is a particular focus on trunk mobility in all planes of motion to promote flexibility and muscle strength around the spine. The original sequence of exercises uses minimal equipment and involves own body weight to develop a lean and streamlined physique.

Pilates was later responsible for inventing a number of original pieces of equipment. These are used to this day in studios around the world. Most popular is the Pilates Reformer – a movable platform with springs and straps that add resistance to the body. This is what you will be trained on at our Dynamic Pilates classes.

Dynamic Pilates combines the original method with training used by modern day athletes and fitness enthusiasts. This dramatically increases the intensity of the sessions and expands the library of exercises by adding compound full body movements and cardio-vascular training. Dynamic Pilates is perfect for those wishing to develop a high level of fitness, flexibility and core strength. It is accessible to all levels of fitness and is suitable for individuals who require less impact on their joints. While the basic principles of Pilates are incorporated into each workout there is a great strength training element. Read the Dynamic Reformer Pilates page for more information on the benefits it offers.

With healthy wishes,

Dmitri