Classical Pilates is the only form of Pilates which remains true to the original exercises and philosophy as founded by Joseph Pilates nearly a century ago.
Classical Pilates offers strength and stretch within each movement. The entire workout is based on the powerhouse (the centre of your body) controlling and commanding your limbs with interesting movement patterns and shapes created by Mr Pilates himself.
The classical sequence appropriately warms up the body, challenges and cools it down. It also strengthens and stretches the torso, arms and legs in all planes of movement, challenging clients in the appropriate progression with and then against gravity: lying down, sitting up, kneeling, standing.
Classical Pilates is the backbone of all TMR classes, from our popular Tower class to Reformer and our seasonal offerings.
The benefits of classical Pilates are undeniable.
First of all, it’s really great for your body. Pilates helps strengthen all of your muscles, so that you are better able to perform all of your movements and actions throughout your day and avoid injury.
Pilates can improve your range of motion, help you tone your core, improve your posture, increase your muscular endurance and control your breathing. This is because the various positions and apparatus’ you use are all designed to resist your movements “in just the right way so those inner muscles really have to work against it. That way you can concentrate on movement. You must always do it slowly and smoothly. Then your whole body is in it,” explains Joseph Pilates.