Pilates

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a functional fitness that emphasizes abdominal strength, postural alignment, and overall bodily awareness, control, strengthening, and flexibility.

Pilates has helped many people overcome and avoid injuries. It does this primarily by strengthening the abdominal muscles to protect the spine and allow more ease of movement in the limbs.

If you want to read more about Pilates, check out the books recommended here.

Is Pilates Good for Me?

Pilates has brought strengthening and healing to people with all sorts of bodies, histories, injuries, and movement backgrounds. Joe Pilates developed his method working with injured people in hospitals, and he came to hone it on the bodies of elite (though often injured) dancers.

So the Pilates method has a history of working with all types of bodies. Pilates instructors should be capable of adapting the exercises to a variety of body types. In practical terms, that may mean assisting, adapting, or avoiding some exercises.

It is important to undergo a screening before beginning Pilates (or any exercise routine).

Pilates Sessions & Classes

Brandon is currently residing in Malta and is offering private and small-group instruction from absolute beginners to advanced levels.

Get in touch to get rocking!
brandonxshaw@gmail.com
Mobile: 9932 8094

About Brandon

Brandon is a certified Advanced Mat Pilates instructor (120-hour accreditation), and has taught privately, in group classes, and at universities since 2014.

In 2020 Brandon is beginning a 600+-hour certification at the Anita Horry Academy. The Academy teaches Classical Pilates and is one of the few programs to train in the full curriculum (including all of the apparatus).

Additional Continuing Professional Development

  • Advanced Screening Skills” with Dr. Brent Anderson of Polestar Pilates (5 hrs)
  • “Aston Postural Assessment” with Judith Aston (1 hr)
  • “Lumbo Pelvic Pain” with Dr. Brent Anderson of Polestar Pilates (2.75 hrs)
  • “Gait Patterning” with Madeline Black (1.25 hrs) 
  • “Correcting Kyphosis Workshop” with Sonjé Mayo (1 hr)

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