Frequently Asked Questions
We answer some of your most common enquiries here
Pilates is an innovative and safe system of mind-body exercise using a floor mat or a variety of equipment – most commonly used are the Pilates reformers, Cadillac, Chair, etc. It evolved from the principles of Joseph Pilates and can dramatically transform the way your body looks, feels and performs. Pilates builds strength without excess bulk, capable of creating a sleek, toned body with slender thighs and a flat abdomen.
It is a safe, sensible exercise system that will help you look and feel your very best. It teaches body awareness, good posture and easy, graceful movement. Pilates also improves flexibility, agility and economy of motion. It can even help alleviate back pain.
Reference from: www.pilates.com/pilates
The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®® is a unique, holistic approach to movement. Some of the benefits of a regular Gyrotonic practice include a healthier, more supple spine, increased range of motion, greater joint stability, improved agility and athletic performance and a deep internal strength. Experienced Gyrotonic trainers offer personalized sessions that are adapted to fit the needs of all ages and abilities from elderly patients recovering from injury, to highly skilled professional athletes.
Reference from: www.gyrotonic.com/
The GYROKINESIS® Method is a movement method that addresses the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion, and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. It is an original and unique method, which coordinates movement, breath and mental focus.
The GYROKINESIS® Method is practiced on a mat and chair, without equipment. Without the feedback and guidance of equipment, participants in a GYROKINESIS® class are more dependent on their own proprioception to explore movement sequences.
Reference from: www.gyrotonic.com/about/gyrokinesis-method/
This will largely depend on how extensive your injury is. Our team of instructors and physiotherapists can access your injury and plan the best course of rehabilitation and recovery.
Exercise is generally good for the body, even prior to, or during pregnancy. However, intentions to exercise should be communicated to your obstetrician so that you mitigate any complications, as everyone’s body is different.
The rule of thumb is always to understand your body, and not to push it too far.
If you are pregnant, you are still welcomed to partake in Pilates or GYROTONIC® group classes provided that your obstetrician is informed and is agreeable. Please inform our instructors as well, so that we know to modify exercises for you if necessary. Even better, try our prenatal reformer Pilates classes as those will aim towards supporting your pregnancy specifically.
Physiotherapy is necessary if you are rehabilitating muscles or joint function – either from an injury, certain health conditions, or from other causes. Physiotherapists are trained professionals to help you manage pain, balance, mobility, or joint function.
There are many different types of massages available in the market, and generally they are to help alleviate soreness or muscle tightness.
To see the services we offer at The Moving Body, please click here.
Package- & Class-related Questions
Yes, you may. All our packages have its validity period, so as long as you are able to utilise your Pilates or GYROTIONIC® sessions within the validity period, you can have multiple packages.
Yes! We offer Balanced Body Pilates courses, GYROTONIC® courses, as well as our own range of courses developed in-house by our educators.
Head on over to The Movement Academy’s website for the list of courses available.
To add value to your movement journey, we sometimes invite external educators or instructors to give specialised workshops. They are conducted under The Movement Academy, and we introduce them to our The Moving Body clients where possible.
To see the current workshops or courses that we are offering to The Moving Body’s clients, please click here.