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Calisthenics and Pilates in Singapore
At UMove Singapore, we offer a variety of fitness classes for you to choose. We have Calisthenics, Pilates, Handstands, Movement, and Capoeira classes in the studio. These classes are designed for you to gradually progress from one practice to another.
What is the relationship between Pilates and Calisthenics?
Pilates methodology was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s. He created this exercise system to focus on the body's alignment, incorporate breathing in the movement, and emphasize the core to be the powerhouse of how your body moves.
It mainly consists of floor exercises done on the mat, but you can also do the session on the Pilates Reformer, which is a very popular Pilates equipment.
Calisthenics training is a system of exercise that mainly utilize the body as the resistance. It has a lot of influence from gymnastics strength training. Though this method was already practised for 100s of years, it has become very popular in the last 10 years.
Also known as Bodyweight Strength Training, it has a very effective method of building muscles, getting really strong, and building some impressive display of skills, especially once you go more advance with the training.
Both Calisthenics and Pilates methodology shares a lot in common as they both utilize the body as main resistance for the workout.
The main difference is that Pilates is a milder version of Calisthenics focused more on the refinement of the movement. Whereas Calisthenics is focused more on high volume to build the body's capacity to handle a more intense workout as you progress.
We are the only Calisthenics and Pilates studio in Singapore that uniquely blends Bodyweight strength training and the Pilates method. The fine touch of our Pilates classes refines your posture, strengthens your core and helps you develop better body awareness. We recommend you start with our Strength Pilates Mat or Pilates Mat classes. This will serve to build you a better foundation and prevents injury.
The Calisthenics classes will then take you further to the next level of your fitness journey. Starting with our Calisthenics Fundamentals class, you will learn the basics of bodyweight training and gradually progress to more advanced movements as you get better.
Once you have built a strong physical practice, you can start playing around with our Movement and Handstands classes. These classes expose you to a different level of awareness, mobility and strength. You will now explore how your body works in different angles of movement, organic puzzles and working with games or a partner.
CBD - Complete Pilates Studio Equipment
10 Anson Road, International Plaza Building #17-13, just directly above Tanjong Pagar MRT
1. Reformer Strength Series
2. Reformer Fundamentals
3. Reformer Allegro
4. Pilates Mat
5. Strength Pilates Mat
6. Pilates Ring
8. Pilates Spine Corrector
9. Calisthenics Fundamentals
10. Movement Class
11. Handstands Fundamental
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Lower back pain and stiffness are among the most common complaints in general, especially as we age.
It is one of the most common problems why patients go for rehabilitation. And based on the inquiries in our Pilates studio, more than 50% who comes for Pilates classes have some complaints in their back.
And there are 3 very easy-to-do stretches for our spine that we can do daily to prevent this.