Calisthenics is a form of physical training based primarily around mastering your own bodyweight using minimal equipment.
It combines strength training and basic gymnastic movements that can be done anywhere; at home, in the park, at the gym or even in the office.
It’s the most basic form of physical training. The human body is designed to move and that very fact has enabled the human race to successfully survive a multitude of extreme events and challenges throughout its history.
But modern society and lifestyles are threatening the very thing that is at the core of our existence.
Calisthenics represents a devolution of training, going back to basics and exploring what amazing things the body is capable of and in the process developing strength we can use in the world, not just within the confines of a gym.
Calisthenics comes from the Greek words ‘kallos’ and ‘sthenos’ which mean beauty and strength. When the Greeks saw people mastering their own bodyweight all those years ago, they named it ‘beautiful strength’!
Getting started in calisthenics however is not easy. Not because it is complicated but simply because most people don’t know how to begin.
It looks difficult and might even feel physically impossible. You are going to ask your body to move in ways it may never have done before, or at least not for a long time.
With something so new and challenging you are going to need some help and guidance to navigate the physical complexity.
That’s why we have established the ‘School of Calisthenics’, to help you to learn something new. But it doesn’t end there, we’ll also help you to improve your physical fitness, conditioning, wellbeing, nutrition and maybe even change the way you approach the wider challenges you face in life!
Calisthenics is not just good for our body, it develops mental strength and fortitude as well.
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Pilates develops a strong "core", or centre of the body. The core consists of the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine. Pilate’s exercises develop core control, integrating the trunk, pelvis and shoulder girdle. Conventional workouts tend to build short, bulky muscles - the type most prone to injury. Pilates elongates and strengthens, developing muscle elasticity and joint mobility
Jacky says, "Taking up Pilates was challenging as I was very fit, despite persistent back pain. I had to learn to use my body in a more balanced and mindful way, letting go of the tight and tortioned muscles and learning to control movement with the deeper stabilising muscles.
I received excellent instruction with many teacher trainers during my introduction to Pilates. The benefits became so obvious I resigned from my job with its poor lifestyle and have been teaching Pilates full time since August 2002. I have continued to be an enthusiast, advancing my knowledge working with master trainers from around the world whenever the opportunity arises.
Each year I keep up to date with new initiatives in fitness, back care and Pilate’s research, adapting my teaching accordingly, and helping empower clients to a stronger, fitter body".
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Or give her a call on 07974 176382
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