“Concentrate on the correct movement each time you exercise, lest you do them improperly and thus lose all vital benefits.”- Joseph Pilates
Pilates is about re-educating your body, undoing the damage that years of stress and immobility inflict. By repeatedly holding certain corrective positions, our musculature starts to retain a memory of how it feels and in time will actually adopt the new patterns instinctively.
We won’t even need to think about them any more.
At Nova Pilates, we teach how to progress and improve.
The person you, as a student is competing with is not your fellow pilates buddy. It’s yourself, a session, a week, a month ago and a year ago.
As pilates teachers, we encourage everyone to stay focused throughout each pilates lesson.
Listening to the teacher’s instructions to understand, not just to hear is essential during the pilates practice.
The starting form of each exercise is as important as it’s execution.
Once the alignment and the correct muscle activation are in place, we can start moving.
No one is perfect and why it should be? We are all humble students, striving to learn and improve.
Every single lesson, exercise or even a repetition encourages us to grow!
Nova pilates instructors reiterate that because it’s a “practice”, it shouldn’t be perfect!
We create a community where the beauty of safe and healthy environment outweighs perfection and judgment.
We constantly learn!
Lots of love