The Dynamic Difference
Dynamic Pilates hits the fitness market as the newest trend, promising to deliver the goods by creating long lean muscle mass and increasing cardiovascular fitness.
Want the low down? Here is how Traditional Pilates vs Dynamic Pilates
- Traditional Pilates– Pilates focuses on Strength, Flexibility and Balance. Traditional Pilates creates body awareness, fine tunes motor control skills, focusing on slow controlled exercises that activate the core and improve spinal alignment.
- The Dynamic difference- Dynamic Pilates uses functional movement patterns combining traditional elements of Pilates with a cardio flare. Classes are designed to flow quicker than traditional Pilates using controlled but continuous movement patterns, keeping the heart rate high and increasing cardiovascular fitness. Dynamic Pilates uses reformer beds and props to create a full body workout that challenges you through all planes of movement.
Here’s what to expect from a Dynamic Pilates class at The Pilates Space
- Muscle Focus– Traditional Pilates focus on targeting specific muscles groups one at a time. Dynamic Pilates use more functional movement patterns, targeting many muscles groups at the same time resulting in more energy burnt.
- Cardio– No, we aren’t going to get you running around the former but expect to be moving along to the beats through a challenging workout. We have all different ways to raise the heart rate; continuous, multi plane patterns of movement being our favourite! Fast twitch fibres are activated in the muscles and you can expect to keep burning energy long after you leave.
- Stability- Don’t let the cardio element fool you, dynamic doesn’t mean you won’t be going slow and controlled. It means that we are going to be challenge your body through different planes of movement, uses props to test your stability. Slower exercise creates body awareness, stimulate brain activity and boy do they challenge your core. The more you challenge your stability the more you work your deep core stabilizes. Expect to feel that slow burn!
- Limited Transition Time– We prefer to superset muscle groups and have little to no transition time between each set of exercises. Whilst it burns at the time, the shorter the transition the more energy burn!
Still Unsure? Jump over to our timetable and book into one of dynamic classes, Pilates Burn or Pilates Jump. We promise to have you hooked in no time. It’s that addictive!
**New to Pilates? Start off in our Pilates Control class to build foundations and strength. Trust us, it’s still going to get the endorphins pumping.