TRX and Pilates: Smart Cardio Training
There’s always the latest trend of Pilates combos popping up every year.
Barre Pilates®, we own this one! The combination of high repetitions, light weights, ballet moves combined with Pilates principals are a great cardio and body shaping exercise routine.
Yoga and Pilates, not something we offer, but these practices are very complementary and together they are a great combo with the ancient knowledge of mind and body and 20th century bodywork.
High Intensity Interval Training, personally not my cup of tea! At Studio Australia Barcelona we haven’t ever offered this method of exercise, or combined it with our Pilates, as doesn’t suit our style of teaching but the principles of HIIT are proven to be important for maintaining good cardiovascular health and improving overall fitness.
Which brings me to the latest offering being TRX & Pilates!
Avoiding the risk of injury
As we are specialists in rehabilitation and the majority of the clients who come to our health and wellness centre have a history of injury, surgery or disease, especially back issues such as herniated discs, scoliosis and degeneration, caring for their wellbeing and keeping them pain free is our main priority once we get them in a stable condition.
Our first focus when we start a rehabilitation program is to teach every person about their core abdominal muscles. As Joseph Pilates would say “their power house”. Core strength and stability is the foundation for all Pilates exercises and is essential on the path to recovery.
Some of the critics of TRX suggest that the method for users without good core strength or body awareness can lead to them injuring themselves especially if they have a history of issues.
Combining the method of Pilates once a person is trained in our method of how to use their core abdominals plus learning the mind body connection of the muscle and skeletal system with TRX enables us to safely increase their strength and cardiovascular activity without risk.
Starting your Pilates & TRX program
If you are not already a client at Studio Australia Barcelona your first session will be a 1.5 hour introductory session with Director Natalia Laing.
In this session she will:
- Do a postural assessment on your body
- Speak to you about your history – we ask that you bring any medical reports, X-rays or MRI images if you have any issues
- Stretch and release your body to assess the tightness of your muscles and your structure
- Introduce you to the Pilates equipment
- Teach you how to connect to your pelvic floor and core abdominal muscles
- Show you how to use your breath when doing Pilates
- Ask you what you want to achieve from working with us
From here we can tailor a Personal Pilates & TRX program to suit your needs.
Contact us if you would like to book your introductory session or feel free to telephone Natalia or Mandy on +34 649347392 if you would like to chat more about Pilates & TRX sessions for your body.
We look forward to caring for your fitness and enhancing your longevity!
Director – Studio Australia Barcelona
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