What is ZenergiZe?
What you can expect from ZenergiZe?
At Zenergize, see the difference between a workout that changes your body and one that changes your life.
A very welcoming atmosphere is always provided, we can’t help it, it’s who we are! We are genuinely happy to see you all. Our Instructors are highly trained and friendly with empathy towards your individual needs. Working and challenging your body to the best level for you, so don’t ever be concerned as exercises are adapted as needed. We celebrate we are all unique and don’t expect “one exercise suits all” approach.
No matter how often we teach we never forget the importance of others; to have empathy; kindness and want the very best in life for you. We are not driven by ego, we are driven by the desire to share our knowledge with you to improve your body, breathing, positivity and relaxation of the mind. As we continue to learn we share; and we always care.
We are passionate about the Mind and Body connection, movement and flow, being in the moment. Strengthening, toning, connecting with the breath and increasing flexibility to improve your quality of life. Celebrating how amazing your body will feel in a very short time (often after the first session) You will know you’ve worked your body and at the same time you will feel Zen; yet Energized. You will have the elated feeling of Freedom being emotionally relaxed and feeling good.
What is ZenergiZe Pilates
We offer a unique combination of classical Pilates from the inventor Joseph Pilates and modern methods of Pilates, also using small mat equipment. We incorporate scientifically proven Mindfulness and Meditation techniques to enhance your mind and body.
The History of Pilates
Pilates has stood the test of time being developed in the 1920’s by Joseph Pilates, who developed the technique to help strengthen his frail body after being plagued by asthma and rickets as a child. He took all the effective elements from dance, yoga, martial arts, gymnastics, skiing, circus training and weight training, to develop a system of exercise which promoted the perfect balance of strength and flexibility, he called his method ‘Contrology’. During the First World War, he taught his method to fellow internees and successfully helped keep them strong and healthy until the war ended. Moving to America after the war, he set up his studio in New York, where it became popular with ballet dancers who used the techniques to help with rehabilitation.
Not long before he died in 1967, he predicted that, one day, everyone in the world would have heard of his method. It took the dedication of a handful of committed clients and teachers to keep his work alive, but Pilates (as it has since become known) is now a firmly established form of exercise, that works with amazing results.
How will ZenergiZe Pilates improve your life?
The Benefits of Pilates
Pilates can really make a positive difference to your health without taking a toll on your body.
By emphasising proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, concentration and smooth, flowing movement, you become acutely in tune with your body. You actually learn how to control its movement.
In Pilates the quality of movement is valued over quantity of repetitions. Proper breathing is essential, and helps you execute movements with maximum power and efficiency. Learning to breathe properly can also reduce stress.
Pilates exercises develop a strong “core,” or centre of the body. The core consists of the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine. Control of the core is achieved by integrating the trunk, pelvis and shoulder girdle.
More conventional and traditional workouts are weight bearing and tend to build short, bulky muscles, the type most prone to injury. As much as we love the benefits of these workouts Pilates elongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility. A body with balanced strength and flexibility is less likely to be injured. Today’s lifestyle with lots of sitting at computers and driving for example, can also lock some muscles to be too tight as well as weakening others, contributing to poor posture, pressure on the neck, shoulders, the lower back and other areas.
A number of workouts and our passion for sports whilst awesome tend to work the same muscles, causing weak muscles to get weaker and strong muscles to get stronger. The result is muscular imbalance, the primary cause of injury and chronic back pain.
Pilates conditions the whole body, even the ankles and feet. No muscle group is over trained or under trained. Your entire musculature is evenly balanced and conditioned, helping you enjoy daily activities and other sports with greater ease, better performance and less chance of injury. That’s why so many professional sports teams and elite athletes now use Pilates as a critical part of their training regime.
Pilates exercises train several muscle groups at once in smooth, continuous movements. By developing proper technique, you can actually re-train your body to move in safer, more efficient patterns of motion – invaluable for injury recovery, sports performance, good posture and optimal health.
Many of the exercises are performed whilst lying on your Pilates mat or sitting positions, and most are low impact and partially weight bearing. Pilates is so safe, it is used in physical therapy facilities to rehabilitate injuries.
Pilates is also an extremely flexible exercise system. Modifications to the exercises allow for a range of difficulties ranging from beginners to advanced.