Pilates is for ‘every body’
PILATES is for ‘every body’ and at b-Well, we will always encourage you to love the body you live in, honour it and challenge it.
We all want to live in a body we love so why not start by loving the body we live in?
You might think Pilates is only for those with back issues or the contrary, you might have linked Pilates to your own ideal athletic body, but the reality is Pilates is so popular and highly recommended by Physios and GPs as it can help you whatever stage of life you are in.
Benefits Of Pilates
Promotes and maintains bone density. The reformers are loaded with different springs (resistance) so you get the benefits of the added weight but it’s a low impact type of workout.
Strengthens and stabilises deep postural muscles around the neck and shoulder-blades, making it’s brilliant for desk-workers!
Increases Sports Performance. Pilates Reformer is a great complement for any sports. Golf, running, gymnastics, you name it. It also increases mental focus and body awareness crucial in all sports and movement disciplines
It targets deep abdominal, pelvic and gluteal muscles and it’s a great tool to unwind and ease lower back pain. It helps regulate breathing and developing mindful techniques. All of those bits and pieces so important during pregnancy and beyond!
Strengthens the muscles of the core, tones arms and legs, working on coordination and stability. Therefore it is great as General Fitness too.
Excellent as Prehabs workout and this is vital to say injury-free. In Pilates, we work together teaching you individual skills to prepare your body for your unique lifestyle focusing on your individual needs.
What is Reformer?
Reformer Pilates was a favourite form of exercise for dancers in New York in the 1930s. Almost a century later it is still a go-to for premium body conditioning, recommended by GPs and Physios.
Essentially it is Pilates but with an added rhythm, a bit of glamour and a big piece of kit to assist your flow of movement. The reformer itself is a platform or bed that moves. The carriage is attached to a frame by 5 springs with different tensions.
Contrary to its appearance, the Reformer is actually surprisingly pleasant to perform exercises with the support of the springs. And if you like to challenge yourself, on the reformer you can add resistance to mat exercises by adjusting the springs accordingly.
The principles of breathing, centring, alignment and building core strength central to Pilates are at the heart of Reformer Pilates too.
A low-impact exercise, it strengthens and tones muscles, enhances flexibility and balance while engaging in a mind-body practice. You become empowered from the inside and that’s why you feel revitalised after a workout.
Rehab and Sports Injuries
Reformers and Pilates equipment are recognized by physiotherapists worldwide as a very valuable asset to recovery from injuries.
b-Well Pilates is a fully-equipped studio in Balbriggan, Co Dublin offering the Trapeze Table (Cadillac) the Wunda Chair and the Ladder and 5 Reformers – making it the only one of its kind in the area.
Here we know life happens and injuries of all sorts happen. My introduction to Pilates was because I developed a repetitive injury. Now as a Pilates teacher of many modalities I specialise in sports injuries, injury prevention and enhancing peak sports performance. A qualified Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) Pilates Equipment teacher, I see every day the power of this method in helping all kind of bodies with all kinds of injuries to heal – to transit from a recovery state to fully functioning.
In the studio, we like to keep Rehabilitation, otherwise known as our Phoenix Classes small with a max of 3 people. This way we work closely together with your physio or GP on a program tailored to your needs.
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