Pilates for Kids at My Pilates

Kids aged as follows:

Tuesdays

3-3:30pm: 11 -13 years

3:30- 4pm: 13 – 16 years

Thursdays

3-3:30pm: 5 -7 years

3:30- 4pm: 8 – 10 years

R80 per class

Kiddies Pilates focuses on posture and core strengthening as well as co-ordination and balance, making it the perfect foundation for all their extra-curricular activities.

Healthy Spines, Happy Kids!

We are offering kids the opportunity to engage with their bodies and their minds. Pilates will give them the tools to cope with the pressure of their weekly schedules, teach them excellent posture and make them excel in all areas of their lives. 

Pilates for kids gives them the extra confidence that they need to understand their bodies from a young age and teaches them how to connect to all the different parts enabling them to release tension in their bodies.

Pilates for kids has a wider range of benefits ranging from improving physical activity, sport, co-ordination, range, core strength to becoming more aware of their body and respecting their bodies as well as their peers.

Pilates for kids increases their flexibility and strength as well as their balance and posture.

Teaching our children the future generation about Pilates helps them to attain focus and concentration from a young age, learning how to breathe correctly enabling them to relax and gain correct control over their bodies indoors and outdoors.

Prevent future injuries by starting Pilates at a young age.

CONTACT LINDA 084 580 5284

365 Conscious Days with My Pilates

Be. Create. Feel. Love. Speak. See. Know.

My shift into consciousness began as I entered this world as Linda Oliva Green. For as long as I can remember, I have always asked myself one specific question: “What is my purpose?”

It’s a big question to ask your Universe when you are 5 years old. So what is my purpose?

My purpose is to create a space where humans can move, feel, heal and connect to themselves which in essence is connecting to higher consciousness. I find myself drawn to this path and I know that my life follows a divine timing and that I am exactly where I am meant to be. This I understand now, to be my purpose.

I wanted to find a way to share my purpose and my practice with others and from this intention arose the idea of 365 Conscious days.

I experience my entire universe as energy therefore consciousness is energy. I am a seeker of truth and understanding. The universal energy moves me, it flows within me and fuels my passion in ways that I have never felt before. My life has been very unconventional, I have always had the ability to feel things deeply and see things differently, and this has inspired me to do things differently.

Committing to raising our consciousness has changed our lives, and when I say our, I am referring to the My Pilates instructors, as well as clients.

We speak a great deal about consciousness, but let’s take a moment to investigate what that word means. In my perception and understanding it is the state where we are physically, mentally and spiritually in alignment. A state of presence and awareness of both our internal and external worlds and the effects that the former has on the latter. Consciousness is connection, intention, integration, gratitude and presence. Consciousness is moving the spirit from sleep and oblivion into a place of wakeful realisation. Consciousness is where I want to live.

With every class that is taught, knowledge that is shared or energy that is given we are sharing consciousness. Setting an intention behind everything we do, our technique, our form, our practice and our breathing. We are moving this energy beyond our studio walls. The movement is energy and we want it to spread that far and wide.

Opening your lateral lines

Opening up your lateral lines will help to free your lats, QL, obliques and spine. If you pregnant, have a rounded posture or sit for prolonged periods of time this is a perfect stretch for you.

How to do the stretch:

✨Sitting in a seated triangle as shown in the picture with Tamara Dey. Take a deep breath in and reach to the sky first, rather than reach to the side. We want length, not compression in our Lateral Line. ✨Exhale and release the arm to a T position.

Head/Neck:

I like to look down and bring my chin to my opposite shoulder to get length out of my neck. That little bit of rotation gets a lot of SCM in the stretch. This is also another thing that feels good to me.

You may like to look up (which would stretch more front-lateral area of the neck) or

Or simply look forward and lean your head to the side (pure lateral neck, more of a scalene stretch).

Try all of them as they are all great so long as they feel great!

My Pilates tips: take time to process the stretch, stretching should be done slowly, without rushing so that your neurological body can process the release.

🎼Play some music, breathe, enjoy and focus your mind and thoughts into the area where u feel the stretch.

🌙Stretching is a way to unbox the mind… move beyond your own limitations and release what no longer serves you.

My Pilates Sunday Recipes

This dish is so delicious!!!!

💧2 1/4 cups water

🥛1 cup milk/ almond milk

🌼1 tablespoon butter

🌙1 cup GMO free polenta from @natures_choice

🧀1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

🌱2 fresh basil leaves, chopped

🍴salt and ground black pepper to taste

⚡️1 tablespoon butter, chilled and cut into pieces

🍅2 tomatoes, sliced

🧀1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

🌱2 large fresh basil leaves, chopped

Add all ingredients to list

Directions

Preparation ⏰

10 minutes

Cook⚗️

30 min

Ready In🍽

40 min

Preheat oven to 230 degrees. Grease an 8×8 inch baking dish.

Place the water, milk, and butter in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

Add the polenta and stir with a wooden spoon until thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup Parmesan cheese and 2 chopped basil leaves; season with salt and pepper to taste.

Transfer the polenta to the prepared baking dish and arrange the remaining chilled pieces of butter over the top.

Bake the polenta in the preheated oven until bubbly and beginning to brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove from the oven.

Decoratively arrange the slices of tomato over the top of the polenta, spread the remaining basil leaves over the tomatoes, and sprinkle with 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.

Return to the oven and bake until the tomatoes are warm and the Parmesan cheese is bubbly, 5 to 10 minutes.

I made it! It’s delicious 😋

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My Pilates Pregnancy exercises by Tamara Dey

6 Week Challenge:

🍑Four Point Kneeling Derrière exercise🍑

Tamara Dey pregnancy exercises 1️⃣Set up: Start in a four point kneeling position with your hands or wrists under your shoulder and your knees separated under your hips. Place your stretched legs foot on the floor. The leg is gently turned out from the top of the thigh. Try keep your torso square to the mat.

2️⃣Exercise: Inhale: to prepare.

Exhale: slowly lift your thigh up behind you, engaging your derrière, hamstring, lower abdominals and pelvic floor. Inhale: slowly lower the leg down to hover just off the floor.

My Pilates tips:

1. Can be practiced in 1,2,3 trimester.

2. You have to engage your lats and draw your shoulders out of your ears.

3. Breathe

4. If you are feeling this in your lower back you need to activate your abdominals more or lower your leg height.

🦎Reps 10

🌱Hold 10 slow counts

Enjoy and let us know how it feels for you😊

❌ Do not do if it hurts, listen to your body it knows best.

❌If you feeling this in your wrists lower to elbows

❌if your preggy belly feels too heavy place a couple of cushions under it for support.

👌🏻Enjoy and let us know how this goes.

Credits:

Photography & styling: @rubinstamatic & @vatic_studio

Clothing: @wolford

Hair & Make-up: @orlioh

My Pilates with Tamara Dey

My Pilates, Exo Chair Pregnancy Workout with our brand ambassador, Tamara Dey


✨Seated tricep dips: Your instructor will depress and hold the chairs pedal, while you reach your arms back and place your hands firmly on the pad. Draw your elbows back and towards each other and gently let the pedal rise. ✨Breathing: 

Inhale to prepare, exhale press the pedal down. ✨Benefits of the move: Strengthening tricep and stretching across the chest. ✨Why this exercise? 

During pregnancy you need to develop strong arms to make sure you can carry your baby around without over straining your neck or back. 

To make a booking call us on 0845805284 or mail us on book@mypilates.co.za ✨www.mypilates.co.za✨ 

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Thank you for our beautiful photos @rubinstamatic and @nicolevanh

Scoliosis and Pilates is a perfect match. 

Client pick of the week, the incredibly inspirational and gorgeous…Natalie Milroy. Thank you for writing such incredible words and for being an inspiration to us all 

“I have heard of so many young girls having back ops. For me – this is a CRIME!! So if I can spread the word about what Pilates and commitment can do, then that’s fab!!

Pilates is my soul food; it actually makes me rather emotional. I have gone through times throughout my life when I actually haven’t been able to afford it but then I realize… I cannot afford not to.

Pilates CHANGED MY LIFE. without it, I was guaranteed a back fusion. I would have had to give up my greatest passion- drama- I would not have been able to participate in team sports, I would have lived with inflexibility for the rest of my life and as a little girl of 12 with a giant scar across both my back and my abdomen and the inability to move; can you imagine what that would have done to my confidence!! I owe a sense of freedom to Pilates and would encourage anyone with any skeletal problems to pursue Pilates (the lucky ones with no issues have no excuse!!)

I have been doing Pilates for almost seventeen years. My scoliosis was op-ready at 39 degrees in lumbar spine and 26 in thoracic spine. My L5 is irregular shaped, causing herniated discs throughout my spine. After doing Pilates EVERYDAY for the first ten years, my spine (a miracle according to the orthopods) went from 39 to 26 and 26 to 12!!!! 

While I still have daily pain and discomfort, Pilates has offered me the freedom to move; to use my body for physical expression and to alleviate a lot of the aches and pains that come with this silly deformity. I owe everything to Pilates (and my mother who refused to let me give up!!)”  

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Pilates Movement 

Pilates is full of wonderful moments between teacher and student, when the technicalities of a movement give way to open, integrated movement. The Pilates practice is a journey to self discovery, self love and understanding the physical body on a technical level like never before. 

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The Evolution of Pilates Has Enjoyed a Fascinating Journey

Joseph Pilates claimed that in 10 sessions you will feel the difference; in 20 you will see the difference, but in 30 you will be well on your way to having a whole new body!

Pilates is a type of body conditioning created by Joseph Pilates in which the body is trained in an attentive fashion incorporating a series of exercises with the key focus on enhanced strength, stability and flexibility, incorporating specific exercises which are linked to breathing.

The main attraction is the specific conditioning and training of the core muscles.

The evolution of Pilates has come a long way from the original form of exercise and today it is becoming an increasingly popular form of exercise.

Values instilled by skilled Pilate’s coaches ensure that there is an increase in body awareness, plus it will improve and correct muscular imbalance and develop the core strength, all the while improving posture.

Traditionally, Pilates began in the field of rehabilitation during WW1, teaching wounded English soldiers to increase the range of motion by using springs from hospital beds.

These unsophisticated implements were the very first to be used in Pilates, and many of them are still used in today’s modern Pilates classes, such as the reformer, Cadillac, Wunda chair, spine corrector and ladder barrel.

It was not long thereafter that dancers were using Pilates to strengthen their muscles.

Traditional exercises are used in today’s classes using specialised Pilates equipment, although making your own body do the hard work is still the most commonly used “apparatus” – these exercises are referred to as Mat Pilates.

The evolution of Pilates programming is seen in the use of more modern training principles, equipment and exercise.

Embarking On Pilates Courses Will Render Good Results

Embarking on an exercise regime takes time, effort and dedication, but if you are bent on being in peak form and living a healthful, long life, then think about investing in your body and health long-term, and not in the short-term. In other words, any exercise programme won’t show results right away, but being consistent and committed will reap many rewards.

A series of well-thought-out Pilate’s exercises and taking part in one of our bespoke Pilate’s courses will ensure you reap the benefits in the long haul. Seeing immediate results is not being realistic, but in the long-term and after participating in Pilates classes whether it is a series of ten, 20 or 30 classes, you will start seeing the results of your hard work, although the secret is to keep up any exercise programme and ensure it becomes an ongoing practice and part of your world. Keep this up and you will never look back.

Employers are also investing in the health and well-being of their employees. By bringing Mobile Pilates into the workplace, stress levels are being reduced and the overall result is a happier, healthier work environment where staff can take an hour or two during work hours to shut off the pressures and worries of the work environment.

Mobile Pilates courses are convenient and best of all, it is brought to you, ensuring a holistic and healthy mind-set is enjoyed all.

Bespoke Pilate’s classes and Pilates courses will create a healthy culture in both individuals and businesses alike.