Pilates with Fay
As a former dancer, Pilates has been a part of my life for many years. p
Previously used as a tool to alleviate injury pain, increase flexibility, put my body back together after grueling dance shows and classes.
Later as a group fitness instructor, I returned to practicing Pilates for myself, although irregularly and without connection at that time.
I relied upon the physical benefits gained from practicing Pilates exercises without too much thought and appreciation of the 'Controllogy' aspects for a very long time until I decided to fully commit and make this part of my life.
Since gaining my Level 3 Mat Pilates instructor qualification in 2016, I have very much embraced the Mind & Body connection side of Pilates exercise and discovered that here lies the true benefits to this wonderful program, I haven't looked back since and truly love to share my passion for movement with others.
As Joseph Pilates himself said "It is the mind itself which shapes the body" and how true that is. I believe a deep understanding and level of respect towards your physical self brings about immense calm, strength and balance to your mental well-being, in today's fast paced and pressurized society we simply cannot afford to overlook this.
In my Mat Pilates sessions you will follow progressive exercise lessons, guided relaxation and essential breathing techniques as well as postural correction in a calm, welcoming setting.
I will work with you to tailor the exercises to your individual needs in either a group, semi private or one to one session depending upon your requirements.
I give modifications and levels to all of the exercises to ensure that all participants needs are catered for.
One of the wonderful things about Pilates, besides how effective and measurable it is, is that this low impact, non-competitive exercise is suitable for everyone and can be adapted to the individual.
You can learn more about the history of Pilates Here.
In a world where almost everything is instantaneous and we demand fast easy-fix results it is refreshing to take an hour for yourself, give your full attention to your body and put your trust in a process which will undoubtedly reward you and enrich your life.
The sessions are progressive and this is where the trust becomes important.... to quote Joseph Pilates "In 10 sessions you will Feel the difference, in 20 you will See the difference and in 30 you will have a whole new body" This is an exercise program/ lifestyle choice which requires some commitment to gain the full benefits.
So weather you are interested in alleviating pain, gaining flexibility or complimenting other activities, there are so many reasons to make Pilates a part of your life.