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Who can benefit from Core Suspendtm?

Core Suspendtm is great in a group setting or for personal training. The group classes are an energetic choreographed workout that gives you full body conditioning to burn fat at the same time as toning muscles and strengthening your postural muscles.

In a personal training class Core Suspendtm is adapted to meet your individual needs and goals including the following :

  • Lose weight
  • Flatten your waistline
  • Tone muscles
  • Improve overall fitness
  • Relieve backache or shoulder problems
  • Improve posture
  • Gain strength

What is the Core Suspendtm system?

Core Suspendtm was developed by OptionsPilates in order to combine the benefits of Neuractm treatments with an invigorating workout that can be enjoyed by anyone. The Core Suspendtm System integrates functional physiotherapy into your workout to maximise use of important stabilising and global muscles.

What can you expect from Core Suspendtm?

Core Suspendtm for groups gives clients a fantastic choreographed workout that leaves them feeling taller, more flexible and generally invigorated. Over time the workouts will strengthen peripheral muscles like your arms and legs while also creating deep core stability.  Core Suspend is a great compliment to your Pilates class sessions and any other sporting activities you may do as the method strengthens stabilising muscles and improves balance and agility.

Core Suspend for private clients will give you the same great workout as group classes but with the addition of specialised weak-link testing to determine any structural imbalances that may be causing bad postural habits or chronic difficulty with certain daily activities and movements. The exercises and modifications used will be selected specifically according to your needs in order to improve any musculoskeletal problems that you have been experiencing.

How is Core Suspendtm different?

Compared to Pilates you will find Core Suspendtm very challenging and it will feel like a harder workout! In Pilates you become consciously aware of your body and learn to move correctly during your everyday life. However with Core Suspendtm the whole process is subconscious and happens automatically as part of the workout.

During a Core Suspend workout postural muscles will be activated because of the instability of the suspension equipment.  This instability causes shaking or shivering of the intrinsic muscles around the joints being worked if you have reached the limit of your stable work with each exercise. The neuromuscular pathways that control and monitor the intrinsic postural muscles are activated much more than under normal circumstances when the muscles contract and relax very quickly during this shaking.

This activation automatically gives control of the muscles back to the brain and spinal cord so that you can start using these muscles properly in everyday life and in your sporting activities. Such instability is not found in most other workout methods including most suspension training methods and gym workouts, even when done on gym balls or balance boards because the instability has to cause very rapid shaking in order to work. Slower shaking of the muscles requires conscious control instead of subconscious control so it is far less effective.

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