Marina Caird STOTT Pilates trained practitioner and instructor
What is Pilates…
STOTT Pilates is a system of more than 500 systematic and progressive mat and equipment based exercises that optimizes musculoskeletal performance – strength, flexibility and endurance – without risking injury or building bulk. Pilates exercises focus on core stability, including pelvic and shoulder girdle stabilization, neutral alignment and breathing. Pilates helps restore the natural curves of the spine, relieve tension and enhance self confidence. The result is a balanced and aligned body that looks fit, feels revitalized and moves with ease and grace.
Intelligent Exercise… Profound Results…
Respected by fitness and health practitioners worldwide, the STOTT method of mind , body exercise builds on the principles of Joseph H Pilates work by incorporating modern knowledge about the body. The success of Pilates as a discipline and phenomenon
is because the exercises are continually being informed by science, with inputs from physiotherapists, biokineticists, osteopaths and more. Pilates in turn has had a huge influence in the sporting, fitness and rehab world with many sport scientists and physios now embracing pilates as an essential and long term adjunct to the work that they do.
LONGER LEANER MUSCLES
CORE STRENGTH AND STABILITY
RELIEF FROM STRESS AND BACK PAIN BETTER POSTURE
IMPROVED BALANCE AND COORDINATION ENHANCED ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE EFFECTIVE POST- REHABILITATION HEIGHTENED MIND BODY AWARENESS INCREASED SELF CONFIDENCE.
About your Instructor.
It is important to understand that not all Pilates instructors are equal, and that it is better to do Pilates with a properly trained instructor with experience.
Marina is STOTT trained and has at least 8 years combined training and teaching experience. She has worked in South Africa and the UK in very well regarded pilates studios teaching Matwork and Reformer, as well as other equipment. She has also owned her own studio in South Africa. She teaches class Matwork to advanced level, Pre and Post Natal pilates classes, as well as being able to offer classes for Injury and Special Populations.
At Parks she teaches:
- Matwork exercises from beginner level through to intermediate.
- Matwork classes for Injury and Special Populations.
- She is also able to offer 1:1 sessions.
- Pre – Natal and Post – Natal classes are offered subject to class numbers being sufficient to run a class.
What are the Classes like?
Classes are small, with six and occasionally seven people, so personal attention is guaranteed. Usually the same group of people stay together so its fun and friendly. Classes are sorted according to ability and fitness, and programmed accordingly.
What do I do to join a class?
It is a requirement to book at least one session of personal training with Marina before going into a class or to join an Introductory course.
This is so that a postural assessment can be done and any health issues noted.
It is also essential that you have a working understanding of the basic principles of pilates before class, to avoid injury and get the most out of the exercises that you will be doing. It is also respectful of the class that you are familiar with the basics so that class is not disrupted.
Introductory classes are offered from time to time as demand grows, and comprise 4 sessions which cover the 5 basic principles, essential warm up routine, beginner exercises and some common errors, and finally postural analysis and individual awareness of postural issues.
[ please add in here booking and payment arrangements] etc. A word from Marina.
I love what I do and am constantly amazed and delighted by the inspiring people I teach. I have come to know that almost anyone can benefit from doing Pilates.
Most of my clients are still doing pilates years after they first started, and most of
them say it is because it is so different from the usual fitness classes, because it is so accessible. “You dont need to be a super athlete.” “The exercises are always different and never boring.” “ You feel relaxed and worked.” “My pain is better”. “ People compliment me on my posture” These and other similar comments are what makes teaching Pilates so satisfying