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• Total Barre™ - integrates elements of Pilates, dance, cardio & strength training
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• Kettlebells fat loss program - combining strength and cardio work-out for shredding body fat and getting lean.
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Total Barre™ is a high-energy program that focuses on strength, flexibility, stamina and dynamic stability by combining elements from Pilates, dance, cardio and strength training. Programming is driven by music, which increases coordination, motivation and improved movement quality. No previous experience in pilates or Balett needed. Each sessions is 60 minutes long ‚integrates worm up, full body work-out and cool down, using barres, elastic resistance bands, hand weights and small balls.
Developed by the Merrithew Health & Fitness™ (MH&F) team, Total Barre joins STOTT PILATES® as a new form of mindful exercise. For over 25 years MH&F has been dedicated to building multi-disciplinary fitness brands for people of all ages, levels of fitness and abilities and has become the leaders in mindful movement™.
Halo Training is a multi-functional and three-dimensional exercise program that incorporates the science of core-integrated bodyweight training with the use of the Halo Trainer. The program teaches exercises that follow unique progressions or regressions designed to increase functional strength and stability for a client at any level of condition from rehab through to athletic performance training.
Read more about Total Barre™ and HALO® at www.merrithew.com
One free Stott Pilates lessons
Our instructors Anna and Marina are trained STOTT PILATES instructor by STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer Ricardo Cuellar, at PILATES Bodyharmony studio, the Merrithew Health&Fitness Licensed Training Center.
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Pass Cyta heading towards Yeroskipou. On the 1st traffic lights, opposite DIMCO turn left-Alexandrou Papagou street. Pass roundabout, next to the tire shop. Pass papantoniuo bakery and drive strait until you see green kiosk on your right. Pass kiosk and turn left . The studio is 100 meters ahead on the right (corner white house).
FROM GENERAL HOSPITAL
Before reaching big roundabout at the Paphos exit, turn right at the traffic light. Take 3th left, 3th right, drive till the end of this road. The studio is the last house on your right.
Address: Kantaras street 1
STOTT pilates classes Paphos
STOTT PILATES® exercises help both men and women develop optimal strength, flexibility, endurance and posture, without building bulk or stressing joints. The perfect complement to cardiovascular exercise, athletic training or rehabilitation. STOTT PILATES exercises help you tone your body, feel revitalized, and move with ease.
What is the STOTT PILATES® Method?
STOTT PILATES is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates. Co-founders Moira and Lindsay G. Merrithew, along with a team of physical therapists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, have spent more than two decades refining the STOTT PILATES method of exercise and equipment. This resulted in the inclusion of modern principles of exercise science and spinal rehabilitation, making it one of the safest and most effective methods available.
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- Why is Pilates the fastest-growing method of exercise?
- Can anyone do Pilates?
- What is the difference between STOTT PILATES and other Pilates techniques?
- Why is Pilates the fastest-growing method of exercise?
- What are STOTT PILATES’ benefits?
- How does STOTT PILATES differ from weight training?
- Everything you wanted to know about the STOTT PILATES® method
- I have a bad back. Will I be able to do Pilates?
- Should Pilates replace my regular workout?
- Can Pilates help me lose weight? If so, how much?
- Why do celebrities do Pilates?
Why is Pilates the fastest-growing method of exercise?
People are becoming increasingly more interested in fitness modalities that help relieve stress. They’re also much more interested in prevention and taking care of their bodies. They want to stay fit and look good for as long as possible. Pilates is complementary to many traditional ways of working out. It’s excellent for all ages, fitness levels and goals. Its mind-body aspect is even said to be useful in preventing stress-related illnesses like heart disease.
Can anyone do Pilates?
No form of exercise is appropriate for everyone, but STOTT PILATES exercise is appropriate for most people. As with any exercise method, you should always consult with a medical expert before beginning an exercise regime. A modified program may be recommended if you have any physical limitations. Everyone from serious fitness enthusiasts, to rehab patients, elite athletes, and prenatal clients will see a difference.
What is the difference between STOTT PILATES and other Pilates techniques?
STOTT PILATES incorporates modern exercise principles, including contemporary thinking about spinal rehabilitation and athletic performance enhancement. For example, some approaches may promote a flat back, whereas STOTTPILATES exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints, there is also more emphasis on scapular stabilization. As well, there are more preparatory exercises and modifications to cater to many different body types and abilities, making it applicable to everyday life.
What are STOTT PILATES’ benefits?
- Builds core strength and stability
- Improves posture and alignment
- Increases flexibility, balance and coordination
- Improves muscular balance and strength
- Increases endurance and muscular tone
- Prevents injury and heightens body awareness
- Enhances athletic performance
- Relieves stress and back pain
How does STOTT PILATES differ from weight training?
- Pilates is three-dimensional (using all movement planes)
- Spring resistance more closely resembles muscular contractionEmphasis on concentric and eccentric contraction for injury prevention
- STOTT PILATES exercise is customizable for special needs
Everything you wanted to know about the STOTT PILATES® method
STOTT PILATES® exercise is ideal for everyone from young adults and aging baby boomers, to prenatal clients, rehab patients and elite athletes.
- In Pilates exercise, emphasis is placed on rebalancing muscles around the joints
- Pilates corrects over-training and muscle imbalances that lead to injury
- Pilates emphasizes balancing strength with flexibility (for injury prevention and more efficient movement)
- STOTT PILATES exercise leads to an improvement in posture and body awareness
- Weight training and STOTT PILATES can be combined in a fitness program and are a great complement to each other.
I have a bad back. Will I be able to do Pilates?
Although you should always consult your physician before starting any fitness routine, a Pilates workout is gentle and controlled with no sudden jarring actions. It is more important, however, that you work with a qualified instructor to ensure that you are doing the movements correctly. An experienced instructor will be able to modify the exercises to accommodate your limitations, continually challenge you within your ability, and monitor your improvements. If you commit yourself to a consistent workout schedule you will certainly feel results.
Should Pilates replace my regular workout?
STOTT PILATES exercise is a musculo-skeletal conditioning program. It’s ideal in combination with some kind of cardiovascular exercise (walking, running, aerobics, aqua fitness etc.), and a great complement to your weight training program or athletic training.
Is STOTT PILATES like Yoga?
In some respects Pilates is like Yoga. Both are considered mind-body methods of movement; both emphasize deep breathing and smooth, long movements that encourage the mind-body connection. The difference is that while Yoga requires moving from one static posture to the next, Pilates flows through a series of movements that are more dynamic, systematic and anatomically-based incorporating resistance equipment. The goal with STOTT PILATESexercise is to strengthen the postural muscles while achieving optimal functional fitness.
Can Pilates help me lose weight? If so, how much?
Pilates can be a positive addition to your overall weight-loss program. Weight loss occurs when the number of calories consumed is less than the number of calories expended. The most successful and healthy way to achieve weight loss is an exercise plan that
includes an aerobic component coupled with a strength training component, such as STOTT PILATES exercise, and following a balanced diet. Combining Pilates with aerobic exercise also offers additional benefits: greater mind-body connection, improved posture, flexibility and functionality.
Why do celebrities do Pilates?
Many celebrities choose Pilates because not only does it improve their physical appearance, it also helps with their stamina, stress relief, and focus. Pilates is invigorating and helps people feel distressed. Celebrities known to do Pilates include: Cheryl Tiegs, Sandra Bullock, Ellen DeGeneres, Rod Stewart, Sting, Martha Stewart, Rob Morrow, Victor Garber, Sofia Coppola, Veronica Tennant, Jennifer Aniston, and Tiger Woods.
Is it true athletes do Pilates?
Despite its slow, careful movements, Pilates is not for wimps! Pro athletes like NHL player Eddie Belfour, NBA star Kobe Bryant, and Tennis pro Martina Navratilova benefit from using STOTT PILATES equipment and instruction. The STOTTPILATES method places importance on core stability and rebalancing the muscles making them work more efficiently. This helps