What are the benefits of using a Personal Trainer?

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“Beauty does not require sacrifice, its requires regular workouts!“ Julia Nikolajeva, Barcelona Bienestar.

What are the benefits of training with personal fitness trainer?

There are reasons why people choose to use a personal trainer; the main one is that it’s a faster and a more simple way of improving health and physical condition.

Working in and around Barcelona, Barcelona Bienestar offers personal training and other wellness related activities, but today our topic of discussion is pure and simple PT.

According to many surveys, the main reason for using a personal trainer is to get professional help to: improve cardiovascular fitness, posture correction, the development of balance and coordination, flexibility, strength, stamina, stability of the joints, muscle strengthening of the spinal column. This list can also include achieving and maintaining optimal body weight, and the reduction of body fat percentage and the growth of muscle mass, forming shape and tone.

All of this can be accomplished with the help of a qualified (it is best to always check your trainers qualifications as in some places including here in Barcelona there are many unqualified people claiming offering services) professional who will help you set realistic goals and determine a safe strategy. Along with the training process, your personal trainer will tell you about a correct and healthy diet, because as we know, diet (or better call it meal plan) is one of the fundamental dynamics of successful training process. Proper nutrition is the right step to success! A good trainer will work with your current diet to help set realistic changes.

As practice shows, following the plan is the most difficult test for most people. A personal trainer should create conditions and provide their client with the necessary motivation to change their lifestyle with a focus on health and physical activity. If your personal trainer is doing their job properly, they should make frequent measurements of volume and weight, and adjust tracking food and exercise program depending on your goals.

An individual approach to each client is the foundation of a personal trainer. This is the fundamental difference between PT and group exercise. The development of this approach is important because we are all different, with different characteristics and limitations in our health. 70% of our clients here in Barcelona who use personal trainers have specific health problems such as arthritis, obesity, osteochondrosis, or problems with the spine of various kinds. A good PT will help you to achieve your goals, taking into account your individual circumstances and condition. Your personal trainer can work in conjunction with a specialist responsible for your physical condition, with a view to developing more effective training programs for you, including solving health problems. The logic is simply: you get maximum results in minimal time, by using a program that is designed just for you.

Of course, apart from anything else, the best motivation for most people is to work with a person who takes control and leads them on the path to their goals together. Another great motivating point to create and maintain action without excuses is that it is an obligation to someone who is interested in your results and provides personal attention and support.

Varying the workouts is great for the mind and body. At Barcelona Bienestar we use equipment like TRX, weighted vests, balls, bands, jump ropes, and we use use methods such as boxing, HIIT (high intensity interval training) and many functional training exercises.

The services of personal coaching are enjoyed by people with many different levels of fitness, condition, age and affluence. The benefits of working with a personal trainer are visible and effective, and they are also now much more affordable so are no longer a luxury item or a closed service only for the rich and famous.

You are a modern human with abilities, skills, ambitions and dreams. Personal training can help you to unlock you potential.

Julia Nikolajeva is a personal trainer with Barcelona Bienestar. She is the reigning Miss Ireland Bikini Sports Model. She teaches in Russian and English. Julia says ”I help people achieve their goals to increase physical capacity and improve the quality of life. I know and love my job. You will achieve your goals!”

Chris Hunt is a personal trainer and international presenter of health and fitness who also works at Barcelona Bienestar. Chris says “whilst group exercise is enjoyed by many people, if you really want to get results and fast, then there is nothing better than a specifically designed PT program.”

Contact Julia or Chris by clicking on www.barcelonabienestar.com or by calling +34 666925474 and start your journey to health and wellness today!

Barcelona Bienestar offer a range of wellness services including personal training, fitness, cardio, Pilates, and massage.

 

 

Mila Kunis Pregnancy Pilates again

Mila Kunis Pilates Chris Hunt Pilates Mila Kunis Pregnancy Pilates again

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Another week nears an end. It’s been a hot one here in Barcelona which pleases the sun worshippers and the ice-cream sellers, but maybe not so much the exercisers.

After a week of serious blog posts, I have that Celebrity Friday feeling again, my compromise afte a week of serious blogs. I have explained before (but I will again), I am not obsessed with celebrity. I have never bought Hello Magazine. What I am obsessed with is Pilates. And whilst not every one agrees, it’s my opinion that if someone starts Pilates because their friend, neighbour, sporting hero or favourite celebrity does Pilates, then why not?

I’ve had comments about glamorising Pilates, about how privileged celebrities are, about creating false hope, about living on a different planet… Whilst I respect the opinion of everyone, it is my humble opinion that these people are missing the point of my posts and they are taking everything way to seriously. All I am doing is raising the awareness of Pilates. Plain and simple. If you do not or can not understand that, then I am sorry for wasting your time and please do not read my blog on a Friday! :)

So today I am talking about Mila Kunis (again). The 31 year-old Hollywood actress, has been doing Pilates throughout her pregnancy, even before she announced she was pregnant with fiancé Ashton Kutcher’s baby. See my previous post “Mila Kunis Pregnancy Pilates”.

She can clearly no longer hide the fact, and she was photographed outside Hunt Pilates in California this week following a class. She is also reported to be having prenatal yoga classes as well, and she admits to cravings for sauerkraut, pickles, guacamole and fish tacos.

It’s celebrity Friday so I allow myself this day to blatantly flaunt celebrities who do Pilates, and pregnant celebrities I think are a great example to show the general public how beneficial Pilates can be and to help raise awareness.

The personal training pregnant clients that I teach in Barcelona are always blooming and more than happy to show off their “baby bumps” (their name not mine). As one of my Russian clients said to me this week, “life doesn’t have to be put on hold whilst I’m pregnant, I’m having a great time doing Pilates, exercising and enjoying all the Barcelona has to offer!”

Do you have any quotes or stories about your pregnant clients that you can share that might help us to inspire current and potential future clients? Also, I am getting conflicting comments from Pilates teachers about their training and what they have been told is safe/not safe to teach, and for how long Pilates can be taught during pregnancy and how soon after birth.

I  hope Mila’s example will convince more women to try Pilates.

Have a great weekend where ever you are in the world. If you are ever in Barcelona, then please come say hello!

Chris is an international Pilates presenter and educator based in Barcelona, Spain. He is the creator of Pilates EVO©, bodyFUNC©, and CEO of Pilates Rehab Limited and Sport Core Strength.  He also organises Pilates Carnival and Fitness Carnival, conventions where all profits go to local children’s charities. For more information about Pilates with Chris in Barcelona, please click on Barcelona Bienestar. To learn more about Chris, please read Just who is Chris Hunt anyway? You can also subscribe by completing the form on the this BLOG to receive articles and special offers straight to your inbox.

Chris pays 50% of any money made from this BLOG to his charity partners. More details can be found by clicking on www.chrishuntwellness.com and selecting the “charity partners” tab.

 

Pilates in Chelmsford, Essex

Chris Hunt Pilates in Chelmsford

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Pilates in Chelmsford, Essex. How to run a successful group session

I started Pilates over 20 years ago because I had a problem with my back. My story is not uncommon, as in my experience the majority of people who start Pilates do so as a result of a problem, an injury or advice from a doctor or physiotherapist. Pilates changed my life, so it is my mission to raise awareness of Pilates and to make sure that everyone has access to professional and reliable Pilates classes.

I will use the example of classes that I run in a hall in Margaretting which is in Chelmsford, Essex as this sums up what I want to talk about in the article perfectly.

Before I begin, some of you reading this might not be clear exactly what Pilates is. There is a lot of misinformation out there so I will try to succinctly explain.

Pilates is a full body conditioning program appropriate for the young and old, developed in the 1920′s by Joseph Pilates. His revolutionary program focuses on training the mind and body to work together more effectively and efficiently. Pilates dramatically transforms the way the body looks, feels, and performs by incorporating modern exercise science and rehabilitation principles, eliminating contraindicated movements while emphasising neutral alignment, core stability and peripheral mobility. It builds strength without excess bulk, creating a sleek, toned body and a flat abdomen. It teaches body awareness, good posture and easy, graceful movement whilst improving flexibility, agility and economy of motion.

Pilates exercises train several muscle groups at once in smooth, continuous movements. By developing proper technique, our clients can re-train their body to move in safer, more efficient patterns of motion – invaluable for injury recovery, good posture and optimal health. No other exercise system is so gentle to the body while giving it a challenging workout. Pilates builds a foundation of strength and flexibility that creates a better balanced body.

It is for these reasons that so many people practise Pilates. From Olympic competitors and professional sportsmen and women, to people recovering from serious injury, operations or following childbirth. Pilates can really help everyone, but only if it is done properly and regularly.

So back to Pilates in Chelmsford. The reason that I use Margaretting as my example is because it shows what is possible. The classes there have been running successfully for over 10 years. It is essential to give people regular and professional classes that they know they can rely on. Of course circumstances mean that sometimes a class cannot run (but it takes a lot of snow to stop us!) and sometimes it is necessary and healthy to introduce a new teacher, but consistency is vital so people know that their class will be running every week. What is important is that the classes are regular and frequent. The timetable for Chelmsford is:

Mondays: 9.30 am to 10.30 am and 19.00 to 20.00
Thursdays: 9.30 am to 10.30 am and 19.30 to 20.30

This has been the same for many years so people know when the classes take place.  Communication is important and with this in mind we now have a Facebook Group dedicated to Pilates in Chelmsford. Click here (Pilates in Chelmsford) to view and join the page. You will find up-to-date information and interesting articles about Pilates and health. There is a lovely sense of community in these groups that is wonderful for regulars but also very welcoming for new people.

The quality of the teacher is also paramount and when I talk about quality I mean professionalism, qualifications but also personality and teaching ability. We all know people who are highly qualified but cannot seem to get that knowledge across in an interesting way.

The classes are appropriate for all levels because the teachers are of a high quality. It is possible to have absolute beginners in the same class as very experienced people because most of the exercises have different levels of difficulty so everyone has a choice.

The venue itself is also very important. For our Pilates in Chelmsford we use Margaretting Village Hall in Wantz Road. It is a perfect venue. It is clean (it’s cleaned everyday), it has good ventilation in the summer, and excellent heating in the winter, it is easily accessible (only 10 minutes from central Chelmsford and 2 minutes from the A12, also 10 minutes from Brentwood and Billericay and only 3 minutes from Ingatestone) and importantly there is ample free parking. This all makes for a stress free experience.

For these classes I provide all the mats (and they are proper, full length Pilates mats, not yoga mats or cheap imitations) and also all other equipment such as balls and bands. This means that people can just turn up, enjoy the session and go home.

Cost is also very important. The session must be affordable and good value for people. So I still only charge £6 for an hours class (this price has not increased for 3 years), and people can buy a block that makes the sessions even cheaper.

Every ingredient is important if the end result is going to be the best it can.

If you have any questions about Pilates in general or about Pilates sessions in Chelmsford then please contact me on 07947 650809 or email chris@pilateslifesolutions.co.uk. You can also read more about Pilates by clicking on www.chrishuntpilates.com. You will find a link there to the Pilates Life Solutions website.

 

 

 

Lose weight, not performance


Barcelona bienestar: Exercise in barcelona

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Lose weight, not performance

Working as a fitness exercise trainer in Barcelona, I am often asked the same type of questions. In my blog I will try to answer some of these questions. Today I talk about losing weight without losing performance.

Many athletes and fitness participants wish to lose weight, either for health or performance reasons.

However, rapid weight loss can have serious health consequences leading to a reduction in performance.

Since 95% of dieters fail to maintain their weight loss within a five-year period, lifestyle management is the key to long-term weight management. Two methods that should not be entertained are crash dieting and dehydration.

It has been proven that rapid weight loss results in diminished aerobic capacity. Fat is more fattening calorie for calorie than carbohydrate. This is supported by a number of well-controlled studies. It is the over- consumption of fat, rather than carbohydrate or protein, that results in body fat gain. To lose body fat, you simply have to expand more energy (calories) than you consume.

Research has shown that a combination of diet and activity is more likely to result in long-term success than diet or exercise alone. There are no miracle solutions or short cuts. The objectives of a healthy diet and exercise programme are to:

Expand more energy than you consume

Maintain (or increase) lean tissue

Gradually reduce body fat percentage

Avoid a significant reduction in resting metabolic rate (this is the number of calories your body burns if you did nothing all day).

Obtain energy requirements from a high percentage of carbohydrate (60%) and a low percentage of fat (15-20%)

Achieve an optimal intake of vitamins and minerals

The key to successful fat loss is to cut your calories mostly from fat and to reduce carbohydrates by only a modest amount. If you reduce carbohydrate intake below the daily average requirement, glycogen stores become depleted which results in lean tissue loss, so is not a good idea.

Keys points for permanent fat loss are:

Set realistic goals, and write them down.

Monitor body composition changes by measuring chest, waist, hips, arms and legs, and obtain skin-fold thickness measurements by using callipers.

Aim to lose no more than 0.5 kg each week.

Keep a food diary. Most people eat far more than they realise or admit to.

Trim the saturated fat by using less butter, deep-fried foods, fatty meats, pastry, cakes, biscuits and chocolate.

 

Chris is an international Pilates presenter and educator based in Barcelona, Spain. He is the creator of Pilates EVO©, bodyFUNC©, and CEO of Pilates Rehab Limited and Sport Core Strength. He also organises Pilates Carnival and Fitness Carnival, conventions where all profits go to local children’s charities. For more information about Pilates with Chris in Barcelona, please click on Barcelona Bienestar. To learn more about Chris, please read Just who is Chris Hunt anyway? You can also subscribe by completing the form on the this BLOG to receive articles and special offers straight to your inbox.

Chris pays all the profits made from this BLOG to his charity partners. More details can be found by clicking on www.chrishuntwellness.com and selecting the “charity partners” tab.

Exercise and fitness in Barcelona


Personal training in Barcelona

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Exercise and fitness in Barcelona

OK, so you live in Barcelona or you are visiting Barcelona on your holiday or vacation. You want to keep fit or you want to get fit. Where do you start?

Google “exercise in Barcelona” and you will get a long list. There are many options here in this vibrant and diverse city, but who can you trust?

Since living here in Barcelona, I have noticed that the control of qualifications in the fitness and exercise industry is much more relaxed than in the UK and other European countries such as Germany.  That is a problem for someone looking to find a trainer because you have no idea what quality of qualification they have, or even if they have a qualification at all!

This does not just apply to individual trainers. I know of clubs and fitness centres here who use unqualified staff. So you can not simply join a club and think you will get professional treatment.

You should always ask for qualifications before you start to work with a personal trainer or in a group fitness exercise session.

If you choose Barcelona Bienestar, you can relax. We only use fully qualified trainers who we have personally checked out. Our main personal trainers and group exercise trainers are Julia and Chris. Julia is from Russia. She is fully qualified in fitness, exercise, Pilates, Pilates EVO and group training. She is the current Miss Ireland Bikini Fitness Model so you know that she can train hard! Chris is from London, England. He is an international trainer of fitness teachers. He travels the world (Russia, Brazil, America, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Italy, France, Latvia, Ukraine, Poland, Switzerland, China, Japan, Holland). He is also the creator of Pilates EVO and bodyFUNC training systems.

So if you are looking for professional, qualified fitness exercise trainers in Barcelona, then you can trust Barcelona Bienestar.

We work in Spanish, English and Russian.

Chris is an international Pilates presenter and educator based in Barcelona, Spain. He is the creator of Pilates EVO©, bodyFUNC©, and CEO of Pilates Rehab Limited and Sport Core Strength. He also organises Pilates Carnival and Fitness Carnival, conventions where all profits go to local children’s charities. For more information about Pilates with Chris in Barcelona, please click on Barcelona Bienestar. To learn more about Chris, please read Just who is Chris Hunt anyway? You can also subscribe by completing the form on the this BLOG to receive articles and special offers straight to your inbox.

Chris pays all the profits made from this BLOG to his charity partners. More details can be found by clicking on www.chrishuntwellness.com and selecting the “charity partners” tab.

Personal Training in Barcelona


Personal training in Barcelona

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Personal Training in Barcelona

There is no doubt that having a personal trainer is the best way to maximise your potential and the best way to achieve your goals. Simply going to the gym or attending group exercise classes is for most people not enough to inspire and motivate them.

If you have an existing injury or problem, then personal training is even more important.

For this reason, Barcelona Bienestar offer personal training sessions in Barcelona. Some of our clients like to train outside on the beach or in the parks in Barcelona. Some like their personal training to be just that, personal. They prefer to work with us in their home or if visiting Barcelona for a holiday or vacation then in their hotel.

We will design a program especially for you to give you the best possible chance of achieving your goals.  This will not only include exercise, but also nutrition and lifestyle.

We use many different methods to challenge the body and the mind. So for our personal training we use TRX suspension training which uses bodyweight in a challenging group of exercises. We also use boxing, jump ropes, exercise bands, exercise mini balls, weighted vest and many other exercises.

We can help you to achieve long-term fitness and exercise goals if you are living in the Barcelona area, or keep your body in the best shape if you are just visiting. We can also help you with weight-loss or muscle/bulk gains.

We also offer group fitness and exercise training sessions which are perfect as a supplement to your personal training sessions with us. Included in our program is Pilates personal training and group sessions and also functional training group sessions.

So, if you are looking for personal training in Barcelona, if you are just starting out on your road to fitness, or you are a long-term fitness person, we can help you reach a higher level.

We are totally professional in our teaching and our business. We teach in English and Russian. Chris is an International presenter and trainer of fitness teachers all over the world. Julia is the current Miss Ireland Sports Bikini Model and a qualified personal trainer. So you will be in very safe hands.

Chris is an international Pilates presenter and educator based in Barcelona, Spain. He is the creator of Pilates EVO©, bodyFUNC©, and CEO of Pilates Rehab Limited and Sport Core Strength.  He also organises Pilates Carnival and Fitness Carnival, conventions where all profits go to local children’s charities. For more information about Pilates with Chris in Barcelona, please click on Barcelona Bienestar. To learn more about Chris, please read Just who is Chris Hunt anyway? You can also subscribe by completing the form on the this BLOG to receive articles and special offers straight to your inbox.

Chris pays all the profits made from this BLOG to his charity partners. More details can be found by clicking on www.chrishuntwellness.com and selecting the “charity partners” tab.

 

 

Personal Training versus Group Training: Social Loafing or group highs?

Group Fitness Chris Hunt Pilates

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Today you will learn what horses have to do with Group X. My blog today is really just an excuse to use a picture from the Eric Prydz video Call On Me which certainly got a few more men to go to the gym.

But I digress. Back to the horses. In 1913 an experiment was carried out by a French engineer called Maximilian Ringelmann on the performance of horses (please bear with me, this is going somewhere relevant to fitness I promise). He discovered that the power of two animals pulling a coach did not equal twice the power of a single horse. This surprised him so he extended his study to humans pulling a rope, and found that on average if two people were pulling together, each invested only 93% of their individual strength, when three pulled it was 85%, and when eight people pulled it was just 49%.

This is what science calls the Social Loafing Effect. Basically, when individual performance is not directly visible, it blends into the group effort. Whilst quite rational (why invest all your energy when only half will do?) it is a form of unconscious cheating. It doesn’t only apply to physical exertion but also mental exertion in meetings. If we are not directly accountable for our actions, we slack off.

Now you can see where Ringelmann’s horses are taking us. In a group exercise environment, the scientific evidence is that a large percentage (perhaps the majority) of people will not work as hard as they would if they were being trained on a one-to-one basis. At the extreme, I have seen people in the group sessions I watch at conventions taking the opportunity to stop and rest when the teacher is not watching them, only to launch back into the activity as soon as they are seen. But even the people who appear to be working might not be applying maximum effort.

So then why is group exercise so prevalent and so championed by certain commercial brands? There’s no doubt that people behave differently in groups than when alone, otherwise there would be no groups. The sense of belonging that all of us humans require no doubt makes some people exercise with others when they would not exercise alone. Also of course the cost of personal training is a major and understandable issue for many (the argument here is that a lot of money spent effectively is better than spending smaller amounts of money ineffectively).

There are the obvious benefits of PT including individual attention, goal-setting/controlled progression and programs tailored for body type/injury etc. So my question is today is what is your opinion about PT versus Group training? Is it as simple as personal accountability? What is your experience of the progress of clients in different training environments?

Oh, and one last point I’d like to make. I heard the claims from certain group exercise companies that they can “prove” that people who use their methods get better results. To these claims I say the two words “false causality”. Let me explain. Take the claim “Fact: Women who use ABC brand of shampoo every day have stronger hair”. This may have been scientifically proven, but such a statement means very little. It certainly does not prove that ABC shampoo makes your hair stronger. In fact it could be the other way around. Maybe women with strong hair tend to use ABC perhaps because it says on the bottle “especially for people with strong hair”. So when you read that ABC fitness system is proven to make people fitter, you now know to think again. Correlation is not causality. If we look closer then sometimes what is presented as the cause turns out to be the effect and vice versa.

Chris is an international Pilates presenter and educator based in Barcelona, Spain. He is the creator of Pilates EVO©, bodyFUNC©, and CEO of Pilates Rehab Limited and Sport Core Strength.  He also organises Pilates Carnival and Fitness Carnival, conventions where all profits go to local children’s charities. For more information about Pilates with Chris in Barcelona, please click on Barcelona Bienestar. To learn more about Chris, please read Just who is Chris Hunt anyway? You can also subscribe by completing the form on the this BLOG to receive articles and special offers straight to your inbox.

Chris pays all the profits made from this BLOG to his charity partners. More details can be found by clicking on www.chrishuntwellness.com and selecting the “charity partners” tab.

 

Pilates EVO at MIOFF 2014

MIOFF Presenter Chris Hunt Pilates EVO

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I will be presenting Pilates EVO in Moscow, Russia at MIOFF in October 2014. I hope to see lots of my friends there and I am sure that I will meet lots of new friends as well.

Click on the image above to read about MIOFF and Pilates EVO (there is an English language option).

During my visit in October I will be holding a 3 day Pilates Foundation Education, a 3 day Pilates EVO Advanced Education, and a 2 day Introduction to Pilates course. There will also be some Pilates EVO masterclasses.

For more information about attending the courses, please contact me as soon as possible as places are very limited. If you are a club in Moscow and you want to talk about bringing Pilates EVO to your club, then please contact me.

See you in Moscow!

Chris is an international Pilates presenter and educator based in Barcelona, Spain. He is the creator of Pilates EVO©, bodyFUNC©, and CEO of Pilates Rehab Limited and Sport Core Strength.  He also organises Pilates Carnival and Fitness Carnival, conventions where all profits go to local children’s charities. For more information about Pilates with Chris in Barcelona, please click on Barcelona Bienestar. To learn more about Chris, please read Just who is Chris Hunt anyway? You can also subscribe by completing the form on the this BLOG to receive articles and special offers straight to your inbox.

Chris pays 50% of any money made from this BLOG to his charity partners. More details can be found by clicking on www.chrishuntwellness.com and selecting the “charity partners” tab.

 

Пилатес EVO. Эволюция пилатеса

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Добро пожаловать в мой блог! Я побывал России уже несколько раз и встретил много замечательных людей. Это мой первый пост на русском языке, но непоследний. Вы можете попрактиковать свой английский и прочесть некоторые из  моих старых статей. Мой блог — о здоровье и фитнесе.

Сегодня я хочу написать о пилатес EVO ©. Я родился с дефектом позвоночника и это стало следствием плохой осанки, а также усугубило проблему. Система упражнений Пилатес стала тем, что действительно изменило мою жизнь. Я стал страстным преверженцем убеждения, что Пилатес может помочь многим людям улучшить качество их жизни.

Я работал в лондонском Сити на должности менеджера, в тоже время практиковал и изучал пилатес, однако, всегда в моей голове звучал тихий голос, который говорил мне, что я должен преподавать Пилатес. Тихий голос становился всё громче и громче, пока однажды он не стал оглушающим. Я решил оставить позади свою прежнюю жизнь и посвятить жизнь и карьеру преподаванию Пилатеса.

Я путешествовал по миру преподавая и обучаясь (мы никогда не прекращаеме учиться, и любой, кто скажет иначе, очень глубоко ошибается). Наровне с приверженностью к пилатесу я испытывал большой интерес к кундалини йоге, а также к другим методам функциональных тренировок. Параллельно с этим я развил в себе глубокую любовь  к медитации, которая привела меня к буддистским храмам Таиланда. Там же я открыл для себя знания о меридианах, подробно изучил меридианы и стал квалифицированным специалистом по тайскому массажу. Но меня интересовало не только тело. Я всегда интересовался психологией, изучал буддийскую психологию и другие современные концепции, такие как нейролингвистическое программирование (НЛП).

Когда я путешествовал преподавая пилатес, в моем подсознании зародилось семя идеи, чтобы используя все свои знания, создать другой тип пилатеса. Я выходец классической школы Пилапета, и мне больно видеть, некоторые из новых систем, которые претендуют на название Пилатес, но явно не являются ничем подобным. Так что у меня было время подумать о том, как моя новая система может остаться верной основным принципам системы упражнений пилатес , а также обьединить в себе мои знания и опыт.

Для меня было важно создать систему, которая шла бы от моего сердца, систему, в которой всё имело бы смысл и значение. На мой взгляд, существует слишком много систем и учителей, которые преподают не от сердца, а от их банковского счёта. Отсюда взяла своё начало моя система, и было очевидно, что я должен назвать это – Пилатес EVO ©, так как EVO является английской аббревиатурой слова ЭВОлюция.

В системе Пилатес EVO используются приёмы НЛП( Нейро-лингвистического программирования) и медитации для максимального психологического и физического эффекта. Такой подход, делает клиентов эмоционально, ментально и духовно сильнее, расширяет сознание и соединяет ум и тело. Пилатес EVO улучшает моторику движений, ловкость, равновесие, скорость, координацию, время реакции и силу. Пилатес EVO опирается на древние учения о меридианах и Кундалини йоги

Система Пилатес EVO это комбинации плавных движений называемые «ритуал». Ритуалы созданны на основе священных чисел 3, 7 и 21. Каждая комбинация включает в себя 7 движений, взятых из пилатеса, Кундалини йоги, функционального тренинга и включают работу  и стретчинг по меридианам. Для пилатес ЭВО DJShameless в Лондоне специально составил саундтреки, чтобы клиенты могли действительно соединиться с ощущением движения своего тела и понять глубину и пользу занятий. Большинство движений имеют различные уровни сложности с возможностью повышения мышечной нагрузки, диапазона движений, скорости и сопротивления. Система Пилатес ЭВО имеет широкое применение и может отвечать любому спектру целей. По этой системе могут заниматься элитные спортсмены, клиенты фитнес центров и люди, проходящие реабилитацию после травм.

Пилатес EVO увеличивает мышечную силу, выносливость и гибкость. Помогает предотвратить травмы и повысить эффективность физических нагрузок в жизни и спорте.

Прелесть системы Пилатес EVO состоит в том что она может работать на разных уровнях нагрузки. Самый низкий уровень подходит для начинающих, а нагрузка на более высоких уровнях сложности соответствует самым опытным и продвинутым спортсменам, даже с очень сложной системой тренировок.

Для меня всегда очень важно убедиться, что новые преподаватели пилатес EVO ©, которых я обучаю, понимали всю теорию, духовность и значение системы. Практикуя только физическую часть  системы Пилатес EVO ©, но тем самым студенты упускают глубокий духовный потенциал системы. Я не хотел, чтобы обучение Пилатес EVO © проходило бы как еще один уик-энд изучения хореографии и создания роботов. Каждый преподаватель пилатес EVO должен чувствовать систему сердцем, если же этого нет, я не даю им права преподавать  Пилатес EVO ©. Очень важно понимать, суть и глубину системы, как в физическом, так и в духовном плане, в противном случае невозможно  правильно нести данную систему в массы.

Пилатес EVO предлагает обширные технические и углубленные программы подготовки тренеров, которые включают Начальный и Продвинутый уровни квалификации. А также специальные модули, которые позволят стать экспертом во многих областях фитнеса.

Я признаю преподавателей пилатес всех школ пилатеса для участия в моей учебной программе, но каждый, кто приходит учиться должн иметь официально признанную квалификацию по пилатесу. Часть образовательной программы нацеленна на то, чтобы дать учителям навыки и знания, позволяющие им стать лучшими преподавателями, не только в Пилатес EVO ©, но и в любом другом направлении.Знания, которые получают мои студенты, также могут быть использованны в повседневной жизни: в отношениях с друзьями, партнерами и семьей.

Я не вижу пилатес EVO © как собственность или то, над чем я должен иметь абсолютный контроль. Диктатура редко длится долго. Я хотел, чтобы система была гибкой, так как еще одним аспектом пилатес EVO является то, что на продвинутом уровне, учителя имеют право создавать свои собственные комбинации упражнений, лучшие из которых я иногда использую на последующих курсах. Для меня это создает постоянно развивающуюся систему, которую каждый квалифицированный преподаватель может расширить руководствуясь своими знаниями и воображением. Пилатес EVO © это сообщество в котором  все члены  обмениваются идеями и энергией.

Пилатес EVO является эволюцией Пилатеса. Это больше, чем система упражнений – это образ жизни! Пилатес EVO – способ максимально усилить ваш потенциал ментально, эмоционально и физически.

Я сново вернусь в Москву в октябре, для участия в междунородной фитнесс конвенции MIOFF, а также провести образовательные курсы Пилатес EVO.

Расписание на Октябрь:

Вторник 8 октября: Пилатес EVO © в MIOFF Пожалуйста, скажите мне, если вы будете там, чтобы мы могли договориться о встрече до или после моего мастер-класса.

Четверг 9 / Пятница 10: Пилатес EVO © подготовительный. Введение в пилатес. Этот курс предназначен для тех, кто хочет получить основное понимание что такое пилатес. Такеже этот курс является прекрасным подготовительным модулем, прежде чем посетить Базовый EVO курс. Мы будем говорить об основных принципах пилатеса и основных упражнениях.

Суббота 11-ого / 12 Воскресенье / Понедельник 13: Пилатес EVO © Базовый курс Это первый модуль в вашем пути к пилатес EVO ©, в котором вы узнаете о меридианах, о функциональном тренинге, медитации, НЛП и изучите ваши первые Пилатес EVO © комбинации. Чтобы посетить этот курс, вы должны иметь пилатес квалификацию или принять участие в вводном курсе Пилатес EVO © Подготовительный.

Вторник, 14 / Среда, 15 / четверг 16: Пилатес EVO © Продвинутый курс Это вторая часть вашей подготовки EVO. Вы должны уже иметь сертификат о прохождении Пилатес EVO © Базовый курс. На этом курсе вы узнаете больше о меридианах, а также, как создавать свои собственные Пилатес EVO © комбинации.

Колличество мест на каждом из курсов ограниченно. Не упусти свой шанс узнать больше и стать преподавателем унакальной системы Пилатес EVO !

Помимо этого мы проведём несколько  вечерних мастер-классов, подробную информацию о которых я опубликую на странице PilatesEVO© на facebook (www.facebook.com/pilatesevo)   и VK (http://vk.com/id266597927). Если вы являетесь владельцем или менеджером спортивного клуба мы можем провести  PilatesEVO© мастер-класс в вашем клубе.  Официальный представитель  PilatesEVO© в России Мария Бахвалова тел. 926 469 3333.

Жизнь постоянно движется вперед, постоянно меняется и всегда развивается. Когда мы осознаём тот факт, что мы не можем остановиться или контролировать перемены тогда мы должны принять изменения, тогда мы способны двигаться вперед. С этой философии началось создание PilatesEVO.

Мы никогда не должны забывать о своём прошлом, потому что прошлое закладывает фундамент, от которого зависит наше будущее. Но прошлое не повод для того, чтобы оставаться на месте и не строить планы на новое, другое будущее.

 

 

 

Chris Hunt: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Barcelona Style


 

Ice Bucket Challenge

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So this is the craze that is sweeping the world and has gone viral.

I was challenged so naturally I had to go ahead and tip a bucket of ice water on my head. To be honest, by the time the filming started the ice had melted but the water was still pretty damn cold on a hot August day in Barcelona!

I nominated my friends Robert Steinbacher, Jessica Exposito and Maria Bakhvalova so guys you have 24 hours…

Just so we don’t forget what this is all about, it a way to raise money and awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is also referred to as motor neurone disorder (MND), Charcot disorder, and, in the United States, Lou Gehrig’s disease. It is a neurodegenerative disease with various causes. It is characterised by muscle spasticity, rapidly progressive weakness due to muscle atrophy, and difficulty in speaking, swallowing and breathing. ALS is the most common of the five motor neuron diseases. One of the famous victims of this disorder is Stephen Hawking.

As well as donating to the charity, I am also having a special Pilates session on the beach in Barcelona this Saturday 30<sup>th</sup> August where the cost is 20€ but all the money will be donated by me to the charity.

I hope to see you all on the beach in Barcelona for some charity Pilates! And keep the ice-bucket challenges going: Robert, Jessica and Maria, I am waiting!

Chris is an international Pilates presenter and educator based in Barcelona, Spain. He is the creator of <a href=”http://www.pilatesevo.com/”>Pilates EVO©, </a>bodyFUNC©, and CEO of Pilates Rehab Limited and Sport Core Strength.  He also organises Pilates Carnival and Fitness Carnival, conventions where all profits go to local children’s charities. For more information about Pilates with Chris in Barcelona, please click on <a href=”http://www.barcelonabienestar.com/”>Barcelona Bienestar</a>. To learn more about Chris, please read <a href=”http://www.chrishuntblog.com/about/” target=”_blank”>Just who is Chris Hunt anyway?</a> You can also subscribe by completing the form on the this BLOG to receive articles and special offers straight to your inbox.

Chris pays 50% of any money made from this BLOG to his charity partners, the other 50% covers the costs. More details can be found by clicking on www.chrishuntwellness.com and selecting the “charity partners” tab.