Take your riding to a whole new level with one of the most important relationships in your life, the one between you and your horse.
Pilates for The Equestrian
- Lengthens the spine and strengthens the core to stabilize movement
- Sculpts a stronger body with increased flexibility, and balance
- Creates a deeper, independent seat and enhances the suppleness of the lower back
- Opens the hips
- Assists to avoid collapsing and bouncing in the saddle
- Develops a more equally balanced body, and a more equally balanced horse.
- Helps to better absorb a horse’s movement
- Helps maintain a neutral pelvis, so you can easily follow your horse’s movements
- Helps you to develop a trusting riding relationship, where your horse responds to your commands and is confident in your abilities
A stronger core, muscular balance, and increased flexibility, makes for a better performing horse.
Pilates often helps to correct:
- backswing sway
- chicken winging
- reverse spine angle or dipping
- lower-body lunge
- poor swing rotation
From a biomechanical perspective, the golf swing is a complex movement that works the whole body in an asymmetrical pattern. Pilates for the golfer, addresses physical limitations in order to improve symmetry and coordination, challenge muscular endurance and stability, as well as, increase ranges of motion. You will focus on retraining core muscles, including deep spinal stabilizers, hip flexors and extensors, hip abductors and adductors, and spinal flexors, extensors and rotators. We work to help you- decrease that handicap!
As you try to strive for perfection in all of your wedding details, it is easy to forget about YOU. Pilates can be a great way to put time aside for you to be in your best shape in body, mind, and soul. Pilates Center of Winter Garden can help bring you there.
Come solo, come with your partner to be, your family, or with your bffs from your wedding party. It’s a great way to build excitement and preparation for your Very Special Day!
The fitness demands on the tennis player are quite high. Tennis requires agility, balance, range of motion, power, stamina, and endurance. A player must be able to fully extend his or her arm over head in order to contact the ball, and propel it with maximum force and control. This extreme range of motion requires considerable flexibility. Focused power is required to produce a strong serve and ground strokes. Powerful strokes require strength, timing and balance. These are derived from having a strong core.
Tennis is by nature “one-sided,” thus putting extra demands on the dominant side of the body. As a result, a tennis player has muscular imbalances between his or her dominant, and non-dominant sides. This imbalance can lead to injuries of the shoulder, back, and elbows.
Pilates increases core strength to improve stroke power, and improves balance and control for quick reaction time and direction change. Pilates strengthens shoulders and arms to improve stroke velocity. It increases racquet head speed, and improves flexibility and stability to control shots. Pilates, over-all, has what tennis players need to be playing at your best!
Athletes—Increase Performance. Decrease Injuries.
Pilates integrates the trunk, pelvis, and shoulder girdle, with emphasis on proper breathing patterns. Exercises focus on proper spinal and pelvic alignment, as well as, stabilized movement. This enables athletes to control each part of the body individually, and to become more familiar with the body’s functional mechanics.
Pilates lengthens muscles and, in turn, increases flexibility required to participate in athletic activities. Short, bulky muscles are muscles most prone to injury. By performing the full-body lengthening movements of Pilates, clients gain muscle, tendon, bone and ligament strength and flexibility, imperative for athletic conditioning and performance. Clients notice that hit the ball farther, run even faster, and jump that much higher from incorporating Pilates into their fitness program; they also tend to do it without pain or injury…
Pilates for Men
Pilates increases blood flow to the internal muscles that support the spine, improving strength, endurance, balance, and precision of movement. Men who have incorporated Pilates into their routine have experienced greater strength, flexibility, and improved accuracy and pliancy in motions which their sport requires.
Pilates for Men focuses on toning muscles, while improving balance and alignment. Whether you play golf, baseball, tennis, or basketball, you’ll feel the impact of a Pilates workout the next time you play. Golfer Rory McIlroy, basketball star Kobe Bryant, and Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett, all rely on Pilates to help give them an edge above their opponents.
Pilates often prevents and alleviates many common back pain issues. Many causes of back pain are due to muscular imbalances of the deep spinal support muscles, as well as under-functioning larger, more superficial, global stabilizing muscles.
In a Back Care session, your instructor will modify exercises, and teach movements that focus on support and proper stability. Your session is designed to restore the natural S-curve of the spine, while focusing on increasing core strength, mobility, and function. Many clients feel relief after only a few sessions.
Many women find Pilates to be one of best exercises to perform during, and after, their pregnancy. Pilates builds core strength, which protects the back from excessive compression during pregnancy, as well as, assists in facilitating labor during delivery. If the abdominals, back, and pelvic floor (Kegel muscles) are toned, a mother will have more muscular support during, and through, her pregnancy. Pilates also is famous for helping new moms get their figure back after their baby is born!
We tailor every Pilates session specifically to each of our client’s needs and abilities; thus making Pilates workouts, appropriate during pregnancy.
Getting into a post natal fitness routine can be difficult on your own. As some of your muscles have weakened, you may feel discouraged. By taking post natal Pilates sessions, you can work with a motivating instructor who will customize a Pilates routine that is comfortable, and right for you.
Post-natal Pilates is designed to strengthen the pelvic floor, and deep abdominal muscles, in order to help you regain your pre-pregnancy fitness level, and energy. Specific emphasis is placed on improving body mechanics, posture, and developing proper lifting techniques for carrying around your new bundle of joy.
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