What are the benefits of Function Playground 2.0? What’s different about it? Is it going to be specialised?
All the exercise classes are going to be led and run by physios. The programs that are going to be conducted are going to be constructed by us, put together through experience and are really aimed at enhancing movement patterns, and therefore people can walk out with improved posture and performance in their chosen activities.
The exercises are put together specifically around understanding the anatomy lines, the SFMA protocol which looks at dysfunctional
movement control patterns and then sequencing using the pilates exercises to store that control and working with stability exercises then to move on to getting more strength and more core control.
This leads to better outcomes in the end and significant reduction in injuries, but also addressing old injuries that people may have sustained through an in improvement in movement systems and the gains that pilates should actually provide. With programs that are conducted, it’s come through a lot of experience that we’ve had with clients, a lot of trial and error and the understanding of how the human body moves, and which positions and postures actually allow muscles to fire the correct patterns.
This actually ensures people are walking away like they’ve had a workout but at the same time gain in their control and have improvement in their pain levels, and improvement in their overall function. With clinical pilates on the other hand, this is a more specific design type of workout using the reformer machines, mat pilates, swiss balls, foam rollers to get people that have had injuries, postural differences or imbalances, previous issues with exercise, people who are unfit – any type of background to come in and actually start at the pace they need to do and start with a baseline stability muscle to work up to what we expect people to be moving to join the Playground 2.0.
The clinical pilates is really designed and assessed by physios, and the program is put together based on how the client or patient is moving on the day, and also having a greater understanding of what their background is in terms of injuries. It works on the stability and the anatomy lines, and again a huge principle of SFMA in movement systems to increase motor control once their mobility has been restored. We would aim that the objective clinical pilates is to allowing people to reconnect with the muscles, regaining that control meaning they are able to activate the muscles on their own without support and they are naturally able to use these muscles in their day to day activities like walking, going to the gym and playing sports. We would hope that they are able to achieve a certain level of control and understanding of the body with the transition from the clinical pilates program to the Playground to make sure they are getting the greater gain that pilates can provide.
We have also researched and included stretch and mobility classes which everyone needs to attend once a week to get you moving. What would strength and stability be without flexibility and mobility. We also have to make a mention to our NEW Ubound classes which are mini trampoline classes that will help with;
- Weight loss – with up to 900 calories burning per class
- Increases strength of entire immune system
- Fights cellulite
- Helps strength glutes and lower leg muscles
- Improves cardiovascular fitness
- Increases metabolism
- Enhance mood and reduces stress. UBOUND ® classes release endorphins.
- UBOUND ® can help lower the risk of coronary artery disease
- Provides a low impact training due to bounding on a rebounder
Any many more advantages. We are very excited about the Function Playground 2.0 and all the new classes that are going to be available (Along with our New Creche)
Titiksha Patel (Physiotherapist and Head Pilates Instructor)