Completion of Pilates

Nicole recently completed her training in Pilates enabling her to pass on her skills and knowledge to the clients of Nelson Bay Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre. Here’s some of Nicole’s thoughts on the Pilates method…..

“Mid this year, I was honoured to have completed my Pilates training under the guidance of Lisa Ward. It was so fascinating to learn both the theoretical and practical side to the Pilates method. Below are a few interesting facts I learnt through my training that you may not know:

  • The method took 40 years to develop, by a man named Joseph Pilates.
  • An important concept of Pilates is mind control over muscles (our current Pilates clients would understand this!). As said by Joseph Pilates himself; “ideally our muscles should obey our will. Reasonably our will should not be dominated by the reflex actions of our muscles. “
  • Pilates exercises reawakens thousands of dormant muscle cells (by activating particular muscle groups). Correspondingly we stimulate further function of the mind J
  • “Good posture is acquired when the body mechanisms are under perfect control – just as a smooth running automobile engine is a result of the proper parts correctly assembled together so that it operates with a minimum consumption of gasoline and oil and comparatively little wear” – An analogy of the results gained through Pilates.

I’m having such a great time teaching and seeing the benefits of Pilates. An exercise beneficial for all ages and fitness levels. Any further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask”.