LUCI’DVIEW ON LIFE, PILATES, FASHION AND MORE
LUCI’DVIEW ON LIFE, PILATES, FASHION AND MORE
Anula Maiberg of the Sixth Street Pilates New York is a well known character in the international Pilates community. She is unconventional, she is outspoken, she is inspirational.
Anula Maiberg is a Thinker.
And, on top of that, she is an outstanding instructor, passionate about teaching people how to get the best out of their bodies so that they live and move better. That resonates so well with the philosophy of Aspire Pilates where we do not sell “pilates for hot bodies”, we teach people tools and techniques to achieve their best body. We view Pilates as a discovery of connections.
So it is with great excitement that we welcome Anula Maiberg to Aspire Pilates The Hague in the last weekend of September 2017.
On Saturday September 30, 2017 Anula will be teaching a mat class at 10.00 followed by private sessions;
On Sunday October 1, 2017 at 10.00 -13.00 Anula will present her Be Normal With Your Core Workshop designed for Pilates instructors. Be prepared to learn and unlearn, review and reconsider your ideas of what Pilates is and how to teach it; in short— come with an open mind to myth bust your Pilates practice. This workshop is for Pilates instructors but if you are a student of Pilates and want to deepen your understanding of the method, come to attend.
For bookings and enquiries please contact us here.
This is Aspire Pilates video that offers a glimpse of our studio. It is the result of our collaboration with Viktoria and Ramona, aspiring film makers, currently students of Media and Entertainment Management at the InHolland University. We feel that this video captures the mood of the studio and truly represents the brand. Personal. Effective. Empowering. Special thank you to Vanessa Austen for agreeing to feature in this video. Vanessa is an international lawyer working in The Hague.
Aspire Pilates in The Hague is hosting international Pilates trainer Ianthe Basson. We are excited to have Ianthe take over the studio on May 6 and May 7, 2016. I am sure you will enjoy her bubbly vivacious personality and her unique teaching style. Expect to work hard while having fun! Expect exciting classes. Ianthe will be available to teach private sessions and we shall have special group lessons . Please contact me for details and booking.
We live and work in the city that proudly carries its City of Peace and Justice title, but on the flip side it is a city with most sitting jobs. Have you ever wondered how many hours a day you spend sitting and does sitting have a negative impact on your health and well-being, short-term and long term?
There is more and more compelling evidence that sedentary lifestyle is contrary to our biological needs and is destructive to our overall well-being. The human body is designed to be mobile, not sedentary. In fact, we sit an average of 9.3 hours a day, more than we spend sleeping. Scientists believe that anyone sitting more than 6 hours a day is at a heighten risk of developing chronic diseases and this much sitting may be as bad as smoking a pack of cigarettes daily. So while that 1-hour jog is great for you, it may still not undo the 8 hours sitting at your desk.
Dr. Merle Kroll will share with us her experience from her practice at The Hague Health International Centre where she is seeing a lot patients that work for international organisations in the city. Their work involves prolonged periods of sitting. She will highlight most common pathologies and suggest ways of introducing small changes into your daily routine that will help you overcome the negativity of sitting. She will also dwell on importance of a balanced diet.
Lucy Bosscher will explain the unique nature of Pilates system of body conditioning, and the approach and philosophy used at Aspire Pilates, where everything starts with awareness. Pilates system is a simple and highly effective tool to reverse negative impact of sitting that can be adapted to all levels of ability. By emphasizing proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, and concentration on smooth, flowing movement, Pilates brings you in tune with your body. You learn how to master control of its movement. You and your body, you become a power couple. Would you say No to that?
Bring your friends, spread the word. Let’s make this an informative, stimulating and inspiring evening! Contact us to register for this FREE event. You may also email us directly at Office@NoBigNames.com to reserve your spot.
Learn, discuss and exchange; gain insights; meet new people; get stimulated and inspired. Hope to see you on Thursday, April 7 at 18.00.
Legend has it that Joseph Pilates invented the reformer when he was interned on the Isle of Man during WWI. He taught wrestling and trained his fellow prisoners that were bed-ridden using resistance of bed springs. Health conditions were bad and yet – according to Pilates legend – none of the prisoners fell sick during the infamous flu epidemic. So could taking a Pilates class improve immunity? Is this yet another reason for stepping up your regular practice to stave off winter colds and flu?
In his book “Return to Life Through Contrology” Joseph Pilates emphasised blood circulation (for “bodily house cleaning”) and breath (squeezing out “every atom of old air”). When the muscles are stretched, circulation improves. This, combined with the deep breathing associated with Pilates exercise, brings more oxygen to the muscles, creating healthier cells in the body. Take 100 hundred, doesn’t this exercise make you feel re-envigorated?
Furthermore, the body/mind connection, so pivotal in our Pilates practice, helps relieve stress and brings a sense of well-being. Our brains accelerate “the happy chemicals” production: endorphins and serotonin, giving us a natural high. This in turn boosts the immune system and helps to stave off flus and colds.
Do not let autumn blues get to you, stay active, keep moving.