Classical Pilates + Franklin Method
classical pilates + franklin method
What is Classical Pilates?
Classical Pilates is a corrective exercise system of controlled movements using specially designed equipment and mat work to increase flexibility and strength in tandem so that they work together to create a healthy and harmonious body. Joseph Pilates understood that the body strengthens and repairs itself through movement. With an emphasis on the development of the core muscle groups (spine, abdominals, hips and lower back) his Classical Pilates method is a comprehensive head-to-toe workout.
What are the benefits of Classical Pilates?
When practised with consistency, Classical Pilates improves overall fitness by building both strength and flexibility and by developing control and endurance in the entire body. With a focus on stretching while strengthening, Classical Pilates improves flexibility, helping to prevent injuries.
Every Pilates exercise focuses on proper alignment and uses the core muscle groups to power movement in the limbs, building greater core strength and promoting better posture. Through natural breathing Classical Pilates aids the body in cleansing toxicity while increasing abdominal strength and diaphragm mobility. Classical Pilates develops the often neglected muscles, balancing the entire body and improving coordination. Often the main benefit of Pilates is a strong and flexible spine.
Joseph Pilates believed physical fitness was the prerequisite to happiness. A consistent Classical Pilates practice has the power to create a deeply centred and grounded sense of body and mind while reducing stress.
What is the Franklin Method?
The Franklin Method is a comprehensive training programme that provides a systematic approach towards learning and using imagery for improvement in sports, dance, and daily life performance by harnessing the transformative power of the mind. It starts with the knowledge that we have the power to change and that the way we live shapes the brain we develop.
The Franklin Method uses dynamic neurocognitive imagery (DNI), anatomical embodiment and educational skills to create lasting positive change in the body and the mind. The method teaches how any movement can become a beneficial exercise if performed with good function. It can be applied to all movement techniques and exercise regimens, including Pilates and yoga. The Franklin Method was developed by Eric Franklin in 1994 and is taught all over the world.
What are the benefits of the Franklin Method?
The Franklin Method teaches dynamic alignment and movement with maximum efficiency to keep the body youthful and energized. Rather than teaching a specific set of exercises, the Franklin Method is designed to work with other modalities and teaches how any movement can become a beneficial exercise if performed with good function. Through the use of imagery, benefits include increased power and efficiency of movement without risk of injury.