WELCOME TO BLOC PILATES
Bloc Pilates Central London is based in Hoxton and throughout Zones 1-2. Our sessions are designed to cater for all levels of experience.
In our bloc Pilates sessions, we will strive for “Progression not Perfection” we will work through the Pilates movement sequence looking to deepen our knowledge and improve flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body. We will put emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance. So, whether you’re wanting to lose weight, tone up or compliment your existing exercise regime we can help.
WHAT IS PILATES?
Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. Pilates called his method “Contrology.”
Bloc Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance. The core, consisting of the muscles of the abdomen, low back, and hips, is often called the “powerhouse” and is thought to be the key to a person’s stability. The Bloc Pilates Central London system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginner to advanced or to any other level, and also in terms of the instructor and practitioner’s specific goals and/or limitations. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises.
WHAT IS REFORMER PILATES?
The Pilates Reformer is by far the most popular large piece of pilates equipment designed by Joseph Pilates. We still use all the same principles as your mat pilates but we use the Reformer, a bed like piece of apparatus, which has resistance springs to make the moves harder or easier according to your motivation and goals. Making this perfect for if you’re looking to rehabilitate the body from injury or loose weight and tone muscle. The pushing and pulling with the arms or the legs against the resistance springs will increases strength and muscle tone and balances the body. Helps with the mobility and range of motion of joints and give greater muscle flexibility! Along with a rocking tight core.
JAMES @ BLOC PILATES
I found Pilates after a dramatic weight loss. I’d lost the weight but still didn’t have the body I wanted. Pilates sculpted my body and gave me the shape I’d been looking for. Pilates not only changed my body shape but gave me greater core strength along with improved flexibility, mobility of my muscles and joints. I teach mat Pilates with small equipment such as small balls, weights, bands, Pilates circle and foam rollers. I also have my Pilates Reformer Classical repertoire qualification. Pilates reformer is a large piece of Pilates equipment; it uses spring based resistance to challenge the body.