I am currently in beautiful Thailand working on my project which will be rolled out to you when I return. I just thought I’d give you an insight into what to expect.
The Regan Method
Joseph Pilates built his exercise repertoire, originally for the purpose of rehabilitation. He studied anatomy and Eastern disciplines like yoga and martial arts and incorporated ancient Greek and Roman forms of fitness techniques and by combining elements of each, Pilates the exercise regime was born. He wanted to develop the perfect exercise system perfecting the development of mind, body and spirit. Joseph himself was a champion boxer, body builder (even posing for anatomical charts), gymnast, skier and diver.
Through his studies Pilates brought a better understanding of how our body works in terms of fitness with his groundbreaking work, of which the principles are still adhered to some 100 years on.
Although some hardened traditionalists believe in keeping the Pilates repertoire as it was first taught, we need to remember that he didn’t simply make his exercise system from scratch, but amalgamated a number of ideas recognising that if they were knitted together this would be an ideal and complete system.
Because his system was adaptive, coming from many disciplines, he wouldn’t have wanted to see it frozen in time. The purists have tried to keep Pilates in the exact same structure but my belief is that Pilates was all about taking in the best of all systems. The Regan Method is a recognition of the fact that Pilates has not really grown since his death in 1967 which was some 45 years ago, whereas research and knowledge of exercise and nutrition has grown in leaps and bounds over that same period but has yet to be incorporated into the modern Pilates repertoire.
Enter The Regan Method!
The Regan Method is a combination of Pilates exercises merged with purposeful and practical multi-directional movements, which has more carryover to everyday tasks, rather than for purely remedial work. It also includes practical nutritional advice using easy, back to basics steps that focus on eating natural, wholesome foods and ditching the processed foods which are full of toxins and create havoc with weight management and health. Facial exercises are included too to incorporate a complete holistic overall body workout system covering postural imbalances to weight management.
The Regan Method is aimed at those in the 60+ population and who aren’t looking to be babied by the often patronising ‘senior’ option, but who still want to be pushed and challenged within their exercise regime. This method is currently being used for classes with age ranges from 60 – 96 years.
It is currently used for personal training mat based work incorporating some aerobic effort where needed plus dynamic standing Pilates classes to mat based and chair based Pilates classes, often incorporating small equipment such as resistance bands, small balls and weights.
As we age we need to keep the intensity of our exercise at a challenging enough level to feel our muscles working. This is not a simple stretch and flex session specific to remedial purposes.
Just because we hit 60 is no reason for us to slow down. In fact, its even more reason to step up our game as it becomes much easier for our metabolism to slow down and become sluggish.
It’s often banded around that 60 is the new 50 and 70 is the new 60 and I couldn’t agree more. Our aim is to STOP the ageing clock, as opposed to trying to turn back the clock.
By using The Regan Method you will achieve your goal weight whilst being able to maintain it far easier than with any other method. You will maintain your muscle tone, flexibility and core strength by using the exercises regularly. With facial exercises included too its an all round, befitting and challenging system for the over 60s.