Burnout stages
Freudenberger created a scale consisting of 12 stages of burnout. The first step still looks very harmless: At first, patients with burnout have an obsessive desire to affirm themselves (“I…

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Types of Strength Training
Power aerobics is a useful and quite entertaining sport, relevant for both women and men. During classes, coordination of movements and a sense of rhythm develops, muscle tone and strength…

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9 myths about Pilates
Pilates is for women only. Pilates was originally created by a man (Joseph Pilates) for men. Pilates himself was a boxer and circus artist, he trained Scotland Yard and the…

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training program

Functional training: essence and features

Functional training in the gym is very popular and is widely used in fitness. Training includes work that requires continuous movement.

Performing such exercises, the athlete trains every muscle that he uses daily. Classes in gyms are aimed at loading specific muscle groups. Functional training makes it possible to work and actively develop all the muscles of the human body.

Movements during training vary in level of intensity and complexity, it depends on the purpose of the lesson. Athletes who use such training show great ability to quickly learn new skills, compared to others. Continue reading

Pilates exercises – is the alignment of the whole body

The basis of this principle is the optimal distribution of loads on the musculoskeletal system (OA) under the influence of gravity. With the optimal position of the ODE, the joints and bones will experience less static-dynamic load, which helps to achieve maximum results in using the physical potential of the body.

Simply put, our body is created brilliantly. It is able to function for many decades with minimal wear, provided that it is used correctly. All our joints are congruent, that is, the shapes of the surfaces coincide. Between them there is a special lubricant. All this allows the joints to not wear out when working. But, very few people adhere to this principle. We see adolescents on the streets with their pants down and their shoulders stooped, and from that moment on, their congruency is already broken and wear begins, at 40 they are already patients of the clinics. Or, as a result of an injury, for a long time you were limping Continue reading

Pilates exercises – principles

The coordination of breathing with movement is one of the principles of the oldest systems of physical exercises, such as yoga, tai chi, wu-shu, qi-gun. Pilates takes this principle for himself as fundamental, with a slight amendment, that breathing should be rib. Currently, there is a scientific justification for this: the joint work of the abdominal and pelvic diaphragms ensures the correct position of organs, the elasticity of the chest allows you to organize the work of the abdominal muscles correctly. It is immediately necessary to clarify that in life we ​​breathe in a mixed way (stomach, ribs, collarbones) and, depending on the situation, we switch to this or that way of breathing. It is important that this mechanism works instantly. Continue reading

We set the bar high and stick to it
Topics that will be offered to students on August 13-14 in Riga are in demand and are required to study under the International Pilates University Fitness4you program. Pilates is not…

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Spine Corrector
I am always very surprised when I visit the newly opened Pilates studio, which has the latest equipment in the world, but there is not a single spinal corrector. Once…

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PILATES AND BREATH
We often hear talk about the need to breathe properly, because breathing is the first action in life and the last, we know that breathing begins and ends our life.…

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Gym or group exercises: what to choose?
If you intend to attend a sports club, you must immediately decide what suits you best: a gym or group exercises for weight loss. We will talk about what gives…

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