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What is Dynamic Pilates, and how is it different from other techniques of Pilates?

For those of you just joining us, you may still be wondering what exactly is Dynamic Pilates and why is it different to other forms of Pilates?’

Let’s start with the Pilates Principles: 

The Pilates Principles give an overview of what Pilates is all about. Originally there were six main principles of Pilates. However, as Pilates evolved, there have been additions to the list. 

  • Breathing – Lateral breathing = increased core engagement
  • Concentration- Focus on the purpose and movement 
  • Control – Create controlled movements with good  alignment
  • Awareness – Become aware of the body alignment, movement, and positions
  • Precision – Controlled precise movements = efficiency, flexibility, and strength
  • Center- Core or powerhouse
  • Flow – Connecting movements with breath
  • Coordination – Challenging how the body moves
  • Stamina – Increasing fitness through challenging sequences (Dynamic Principle)

Like Contemporary or Classical Pilates, Dynamic Pilates incorporates these principles in its practice. Both forms focus on the core muscles to drive movement in the rest of the body. These principles improve strength, flexibility, and posture. All of which keep the body mobile and reduce the risk of injury while building lean muscles. 

Dynamic Pilates takes this a step further. This technique is based on the ‘isolate, fatigue stretch’ principle. This combination of traditional pilates moves in a more intense or dynamic method to build lean, toned muscle. It is a strong, fitness-based results-driven class that gives a satisfying low-impact Pilates workout incorporating the core principles. It also allows for the flexibility and creativity of the instructor to create flows that challenge your thoughts on what Pilates can be. 

The practice flows from one exercise to the next without following a set repertoire. Dynamic Pilates allows for creative input on the reformer, and the use of non-traditional Pilates props such as dumbbells, BOSU, and resistance bands. The one thing we love to do here at Dynamic Pilates TV is get creative. We are always experimenting with new moves and ideas, so come in with an open mind and get more inspired to stick to your at home workouts!  

At Dynamic Pilates TV a class will typically move at quite a fast pace, meaning the transition between exercises is quick, but without compromising on the fundamental basics of Pilates.

Here at DPTV we have a huge selection of classes from Matwork to Reformer based classes, as well as other Pilates equipment based classes such as Tower, Chair & Cadillac. Plus you can also find classes using the Bosu, TRX and even some HITT based classes, all workouts are core focused and for engagement that mind body connection whilst having fun doing it.  

Curious about trying Dynamic Pilates? We offer a 14 day free trial so sign up now at Dynamic Pilates TV! 

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