I’ve been doing Pilates since 1999 and started my first teacher training course in 2002; even from my early days I fell in love with the variety that exists within the method and how far exploration can lead to excellence.
It’s not easy to balance consistency of training with curiosity but when the scales balance, the Pilates method amplifies your potential for physical excellence.
Depending on how you ‘do’ the work, you may need to add some varietal spice into your sessions to avoid physical and mental stagnation.
While some of us are creatures of habit, others among us lust for adventure.
As a student of exercise physiology I learned that a plateau or stagnation occurs due to a lack or withdrawal of stimulation.
With the right amount of ‘stress’ (Pilates), the body adapts and produces the intended result, like improved strength, endurance, mobility and control.
If you do too much within a certain timeframe, the body will not thank you nor will it improve or thrive under those stressful conditions.
Symptoms may include:
- Reduced output / ability
- Lack of motivation
- Fluctuating effort / input
- Ultimately, reduced progress / failure to meet objective.
Similarly, if the stimulus is not sufficient, effects may include:
- Lack of mental focus
- Lack of interest
- Reduced mind-body connection
- Reduced progress / failure to meet objective.
TMR PRESENTS – ‘Bye Bye Burnout’ session (21st April, 2018).
In keeping with this theme, TMR PRESENTS (in conjunction with Kirsten Brown from Wholehearted Health) recently facilitated the ‘Bye Bye Burnout’ professional development session.
Working with respected local Pilates teachers we identified key factors that determine the reasons why an instructor thrives or burns out, such as:
- An employee is overloaded;
- Not enough of their work that aligns with their values and they ‘rust out’.
This notion of ‘rusting out’ definitely holds true within the Pilates studio for our clients and their progress.
If the body is not challenged with healthy stress, it does not functionally over reach.
The key question is, how do we keep clients engaged mentally and stimulated physically without going too far?
The answer lies in the Pilates method itself, as guided by a comprehensively trained instructor. It offers clients a high degree of variety through the wonderful studio apparatus family.
We have challenging work surfaces that are flat, inclined, curved, declined and structures that assist, resist, suspend and engage. There is no other exercise system that can offer such a diverse range of challenges to the body and mind.
All the better to bust out, not rust out or fade away.
Mixed Motions – the new class at TMR to beat the winter blues.
To support our community reach their optimal health and steer clear of the burnout conundrum, the studio has created an exciting new class which uses diverse equipment (Wundachair, barrels, tower) and surfaces (flat, stable, dynamic, inclined, curve, declined) to provide healthy stress to the body and challenge to your mind.
Learning new exercises that push your upper body strength, spinal mobility, standing balance and coordination could be just the ticket to spice things up before the winter sets in.
Limited to four clients, this style of class offers plenty of feedback, hands on adjustment and lots of fun.
If you’re a new client looking to work with highly trained experts like Nicholas, it’s time to take advantage of our new client specials to prepare you for Mixed Motions class.
Existing client? Check out the specialty apparatus class packages here.