THE PILATES AT M.A.D DIFFERENCE
Getting results is our ultimate goal. We handpick each teacher at our studio for their expertise and depth of knowledge. Each of our instructors have spent years developing their understanding of Pilates, in practice and in teaching, so that you can get an effective, high-impact workout every single time you visit our studio.
When one of our Instructors takes you on as a new client, you are in for some serious changes ahead. In the first lesson, our teachers take the time to get to know you and learn about your lifestyle and personal fitness goals. From this initial meeting, our instructors are able to design lessons that help you achieve your goals and perform at levels you never thought possible before.
WHAT IS PILATES
“The Pilates Method,” originally called Contrology, was created by Joseph Pilates. Based on spring resistance, Pilates is a strong core workout to stretch and strengthen the body simultaneously. It is a unique system of specified mat exercises that when done correctly, yield incredible results. Joseph Pilates perfected this method over several decades and invented numerous pieces of apparatus to help people understand the work and to target specific weaknesses in the body.
The Pilates technique is comprised of movements designed to balance mobility and stability. It has a progressive nature built into the system so there is a definite beginner level, that with practice, lends itself to the intermediate level and beyond. In the beginning, much focus is placed on your “center” or abdominal, your lower back, and the balance of the central musculature areas of your body. We do not sacrifice healthy form to a number of reps or added resistance. Each session is focused on the uniform development of your body in order to create stretch, strength, and control, resulting in visible changes in your posture and movement.
WHAT IS IN A PILATES SESSION
In each visit to Muscle Activation Dallas, you should expect to move within your healthy range of motion and try new things that are challenging. You may or may not break a sweat, but it is certainly within our goals to get you moving with an element of challenge. Barring any injuries or physical limitations, you should expect to forward bend, side-bend, backbend, twist, and invert within a range that is appropriate for you. If you want to “check out” while you exercise, that is not going to happen in your pilates session! We want you to be in control of every movement. Your mind along with your muscle to create motion.
WHAT DO WE MEAN BY AUTHENTIC PILATES
Now, nearly a century after Mr. Pilates began his life’s work, there is a very wide spectrum of what you might find under the name “Pilates.” There are many teachers who use the term, and even train teachers, while their work bares no resemblance to the work of Joseph Pilates. The term “classical” or “authentic” is used to distinguish the organized body of work from new forms of pilates that people are brewing on their own. At Muscle Activation Dallas, we strive to give you a balance of perspectives, along with clear and healthy anatomical information within the program Joseph Pilates designed. It is important to us that when you leave our studio, you will be able to take a pilates class class anywhere and have a full comprehension of the movements.
WE PRACTICE THE PILATES METHOD WITH ALL OF THE ORIGINAL PILATES MACHINES. For over 50 years Gratz has maintained its fidelity to Joseph Pilates’ original vision by fabricating apparatus with unerring craftsmanship and exacting specification. We teach the original Pilates method in its authentic and pure form as it was initially conceived by Joseph Pilates.
IS PILATES FOR ME?
Pilates is good for everyone, from young to old, men to women, beginners to athletes. It can be gentle if needed or the hardest workout you will ever do! Pilates is all about a strong middle (core) and a two-way stretch from it. Everyone will benefit from this whether your goal is to get physically stronger, to relieve back pain or to improve your athletic performance. With Pilates, you will gain a stronger core, a healthier body, and ease of movement so that you can live a healthy active life.
“I must be right. never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world should be doing my exercises. They’d be happier.” Joseph Pilates
WHAT CAN I GAIN FROM DOING PILATES
Pilates is more than a workout. as a form of corrective exercises, Pilates is different from any other physical exercise you have done before. It will not only give you a strong workout that strengthens and stretches you but it will also help to build symmetry in your body. As pain and discomfort often come from imbalances, doing the exercises correctly and regularly will help the body to repair itself. Joseph Pilates firmly believed that movement heals the body and returns it back to life.