My favorite moment is hearing from trainees that following a session to which they entered with back/neck/knee/shoulder pain, the pain is gone! I mark it as a triumph to Pilates training system. Nowadays more physicians and physiotherapists recommend Pilates for body maintenance. Change surely does not happen after one session, but it does occur, for each one in his/her own pace – one day you notice that your back is more upright (and not only when you leave the studio), that the knee does not bother you and that back pain is no longer a frequent visitor.
I believe that Pilates is more than a way to train. More than anything it brings awareness: to one's body, breath and hence – to one's soul. The connection between body and soul is so obvious: when shoulders and chest open and the body becomes tall and erect, you can breathe more easily, walk gracefully and energetically and then it is easier to smile to the world.
Studio owner and the main instructor, she was acquainted with Pilates after years of working with people: tour - guiding, swimming instructor, English teacher.
A graduate of Physical Education at the Wingate institute, she holds an M.A in Women's Studies from Lesley University in Boston. She was trained to be a Pilates instructor specializing in the Block System by Maya Ben-Yaakov and has been instructing since 2008.
After managing a Pilates studio in Modiin, she fulfilled her dream and opened Nur Pilates in Jaffa. Following the opening of the studio she relocated to Jaffa with her children.
Working with the Block system, trainees exercise according to their personal abilities or disabilities, their posture, pains, limitations, needs, etc. workout is done privately, even within the group (of 5 trainees maximum).
The structure of each class ensures training of the whole body, providing a frame to personal development and creativity and allows flexibility within this very clear frame of action. Thus, every exercise is significant within the sequence of movements in the class.
Work is not done casually but in a combination of body and mind and in a constant quest of the Pilates principles: Awareness, Balance, Breathing, Concentration, finding the Center (not only the physical center of gravity but also of the mind and spirit), Control, movement Efficiency, Flow, Punctuality and Harmony.
We start with 3 paid introduction classes. These sessions are either private or semi-private (2 people) and their purpose is mutual acquaintance, evaluation of abilities and disabilities, identify problems (if exist), and getting to know the general idea of the work system ("The Block") and the general structure of a session.
The next phase is deciding whether to continue taking private, semi-private or group (up to 5 people) sessions.
Payment for group sessions is by purchasing a card of 10/20/40/60 sessions – you pay for a session taken and not for the ones you cancelled (in time!).
Mornings: 7:30-12:30 on
Sunday,Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
Evenings: 17:30-21:30 on
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday.
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