The Pilates method
Method invented by Joseph Pilates.
Joseph Pilates was a genius and a pioneer in the understanding of the human body in motion. The method he developed is based on the use of the brain to control the muscles of the body.
His repertoire of movements allows the rebalancing of the muscular system by recruiting the deep layers and by deactivating the superficial musculature, thus reinforcing the muscles stabilizing the spine together with the respiration, the posture and the correct alignment.
Joseph Pilates mainly worked with professional dancers.
The Pilates Institute
The Pilates Institute was founded by Michael King, Nuala Coob and Malcolm Murrihead, three of Joseph Pilates’ disciples.
They found that Joseph Pilates classical repertoire was very difficult to achieve for people other than dancers or gymnasts.
Thus, with the help of three renowned Australian physiotherapists, they adapted and improved Joseph Pilates classical repertoire to make more accessible to common people, while taking into account the individual particularities.
The basic principles are :
Find the right support at the feet level,
Align ankles, knees and hips,
Work with a neutral pelvis, on a long spine with low shoulders and a soft contraction of the stabilizing muscles..
The Core & Functional Training
The Core & Functional Training is method based on the understanding of the movements of the human body.
The exercises mix speed, strength, agility, flexibility, balance and proprioception.
They are all related to what you do in your daily life, whether you are a sedentary office worker, a marathonian, a skier…, young or older.
Through classes with lots of fun, you will recover your lost functionalities that you used to have in the playground at the primary school…
The bridge between the methods
The Pilates methods makes the muscles work in isolation, stabilizes the spine with the deep layers and deactivates the superficial musculature.
The Functional Training makes the muscles work together, in synergy.
A body that has not been trained with Pilates will have a tendency to « cheat » and look for compensations.
In Pilates, movements are performed calmly and conscientiously. Which is not the case in the day-to-day life. The body will be affected by the speed or stress and movements will not run as they should have.
Both methods work in pair. Pilates to acquire good habits, good bases and develop deep layer musculature. The Functional Training to add strength, speed and agility.
The 7G Pilates & Co
The 7G Pilates & Co uses the Pilates Institute repertoire, but does not stop there. We build a bridge between the Pilates method and a more athletic and functional training. Hence the « & Co » for the Core & Functional Training and other methods.
What about the « 7G » , then ?
7G represents the olden Number, aiming towards perfection. It also represents the 7 days of the week, because your training doesn’t stop after your class. We aim for you to feel well and to keep your right reflexes every day of the week, 7/7.
G stands for the gravity, essential element with which we are working to softly solicit your deep layer muscles. G also stands for acceleration. Acceleration of your achievements towards your targets.