This masterclass with Michael and Ton focuses on exercises designed to build strength and stability in the pelvis and the legs. These exercises can be added to a longer, balanced matwork class or performed on their own to target these specific areas.
You will need a small spikey ball and a resistance band for this class - these are available to purchase from Sissel UK: www.sisseluk.com
With Danai Pappa and Hannah Garcia
Michael and Ton are internationally recognised Pilates Master Teachers, presenters, educators, consultants, and innovators. They both worked with Romana Kryzanowska, one of Joseph Pilates protégés, for over ten years in New York City, where they were Teacher Trainers for her original international Pilates certification program, and were the Supervising Instructors for the Pilates Studio in New York City. Since 1996, Ton and Michael have collaborated, specialising in the Pilates method. Together they co-founded ZENIRGY, and developed and created the revolutionary TRIADBALL™, Pilates TRIADBALL™ Manual, numerous DVDs (commercial and educational) and set up several independently owned and operated Pilates certification programs in Norway, Austria, The Netherlands, Portugal, England and Costa Rica. Together they serve on a task force for Inner IDEA, the advisory board of AFPA and were consultants for the National Pilates Program at Equinox. In their private practice, they have worked with numerous A-list celebrities. They have also collaborated with a wide range of Physical Therapists to integrate the Pilates method into patient-based therapy programs. Ton and Michael have appeared on ABC, NBC, FOX, Oxygen, and Lifetime and their work has been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers, including Pilates Style, Self, More, Time Out New York, New York Post, and others. Ton has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and is a certified Pilates Instructor, Pilates Teacher Trainer, Personal Trainer, ACE Group Fitness Instructor, gravitypilates® trainer and gravitygroup:strength trainer. He is a former member of the Dutch National Gymnastics team, and former performer with international stage, film, and television credits.Michael is a certified Pilates Instructor, Pilates Teacher Trainer, Personal Trainer, gravitypilates® trainer and gravitygroup:strength trainer and Reiki Practitioner. He is a former performer, with Broadway, national and international credits as a performer, dance-captain, stage manager, and resident director.
Filming by MK Ceesay (www.zigzagzig.co.uk)
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