Pilates@casterbridge was opened in January 2005 by Jane Trollip. One of the longest standing Pilates studios in the area, Jane and her qualified team of instructors offer a variety of group classes and individual sessions
They give equipment classes on the Reformer, Cadillac, Ladder Barrel and Chair and have a full range of mat equipment including ballet bars, balls, barrels, bands, toning balls, weights, fitness circles, foam rollers, rotational disks, balance cushions, sliding disks, bands. “We have the equipment, which facilitates the post rehab, post surgery, knee and hip replacements and spinal surgery,” says Jane. “And we are a facilitating training centre for TriFocus Pilates Certification courses so now people are able to certify in the Lowveld without having to travel to Joburg.” The team consists of Jane, who has been teaching since 2004, Des Baird, teaching since 2010, and Di Johnston has been doing Pilates since 2007.
Pilates is a form of exercise, started by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. It starts with the activation of the deep whisper muscles, which support the spine and joints. The benefits are many. It improves posture; this relieves the stress and strain, which is placed on the spine by muscles, which are either too tight or too weak to operate effectively. This in turn assists in preventing injuries and allowing the body to be pain free. It focuses on cross training athletes who become muscularly dominant in certain areas through their repetitive movements, and will create a more balanced stress-free musculature, which will be less prone to injury. Pilates looks at addressing the ergonomics of our daily lives which involve too much time sitting at desks or driving, we become habitually stressed in the neck area and we allow ourselves to succumb to the forces of gravity.
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