You will discover how your body responds while having fun and joy. Your fascial tissue will learn to transmit all forces that affect you evenly through your whole system.
Pilates Has positive Impact on:
The Effect of Pilates
Whatever your challenge
It will be done, to speak with Joseph Pilates with
“as much as needed, as less as possible”
Pilates and the new research on fascia
The well-known efficiency of Joseph Pilates’ method is now scientifically supported by insights from fascia research and the concept of bio-tensegrity.
Pilates comprehensively trains all our muscles and surrounding fascial tissues. This enables you to face all of life’s challenges. Every move becomes easier and possible.
Pilates is a method, that enables you to enter the world resiliently, flexible, adaptably, pain-free and full of strength.
The fascial web, our body’s internet
Force transmission through and into the body’s tissue needs communication. This communication is realised through fascia, the connective tissue of our bodies, which surrounds every cell, all our muscles, tendons, ligaments and everything in between.
Through attention to, and awareness of, our internal and external processes, we can influence this system so that more unfortunate movement patterns are resolved and replaced by more efficient new ones.
Our Body’s Architecture, Bio-Tensegrity
Our body is built similar to a skyscraper
Relatively light support elements are connected by material that holds together and apart simultaneously. In a skyscraper these are steel beams and concrete. In our body these are bones and tissue (fascia and muscle).
In a skyscraper this is called tensegrity, in our case this is bio-tensegrity.
During Pilates training the tissue is trained and challenged in an ideal manner. In this way it learns to hold all structures together and apart in the best possible way. Due to this process every joint and every inner organ will have the space it needs to function flawlessly.
Pain and tension issues of which most are due to over-use and pressure are resolved.
Pilates and Gravity
Gravity affects us every second we live. We rarely deal consciously with the effect it has on our bodies and the way we move. Not to mention seeing gravity as a positive influence on us, the force that enables us to move and stand up.
The springs of the Pilates equipment allow us to learn to adjust to gravity in all positions, as they have a force that increases the further we expand into them. The springs simulate the effect of gravity in many exercises.
At the same time, we can let gravity act as an additional source of energy on the springs and our body.
Just as Joseph Pilates designed his equipment to make it easier for us to move, so gravity can make our movement and our upright posture easier.
In most cases, however, we fight against gravity every day instead of using it as free energy.
If we simultaneously use the elastic storage system of our fascia , we can let the force of gravity and fascia move us.
Music has always been a part of my life. I have studied singing. I play several different instruments, albeit rather amateurish.
Working with professional and ambitious amateur musicians is a real pleasure for me.
In my opinion musicians are professional sports people. The instrument – be it the voice or one that is outside of the body – puts needs and challenges on your body.
These your body will adapt to more or less efficiently. More sub-optimal adaptations can result in pain issues and other limitations. Through this making music becomes constricted.
Our goal when working with each other will be to balance out the challenges of the voice / the instrument with the conditions and adaptation mechanisms of your body.
A free, swinging way to play music will be long lasting and achieved with great ease.
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“I rediscovered Pilates from a fascinating new perspective through the fascial Pilates training. My awareness of my own body also changed significantly. I had the most frequent ‘Aha!’ moments during the personal training with Joachim – moments where I thought, ‘Ok, so that’s what that feels like!’ There were things I had never really been aware of in my body before. Joe’s fine-tuned awareness, intuition and knowledge of the fascial lines means that he is able to continually challenge me afresh and help me to connect better with my body. He has taught me a lot about breathing, opening up the lines of the back, opening up the hips, the connection of the arms, and much more. He also has a very creative way of working with the equipment, and uses images to help improve my movements and posture and reduce tension. Thank you for all your help.”
“Working with Joachim Schultz was particularly special for me because as a singer himself, he was able to understand how professional musicians like me spend hours working on their instruments – in my case, sitting down – and knows the specific problems that come with it. He has an incredible sensitivity for the slightest areas of physical weakness, tension and anomalies, and immediately recognises the impact of those tensions on other parts of the body.”
“My body developed various different strategies to cope with my cerebral limp, many of which used greater mental and muscular exertion to compensate for a lack of motor patterns. Through working with Joachim, I learned to recognise these strategies and find alternatives that require less effort by making use of biomechanical principles. I was particularly impressed by Joachim’s remarkably fast and thorough understanding of my complex and unusual movement patterns.”