Workshop 3: Parallel Pilates® – The Ballet Barre

Next course: 21 September 2024

Workshop 3: Parallel Pilates®: The Ballet Barre

A Ballet barre workout according to the key principals of Pilates®

Given by Maestro Cav. Giuseppe Arena (
International choreographer, founder of the “Arena Method”, creator of the method “Parallel Pilates® and specialist in correctional techniques for top level dancers, skaters and athletes or for physical disabilities.

A Ballet barre workout according to the key principals of Pilates®

Maestro Giuseppe Arena often says: “Let the results of our work speak for themselves”. Based on his vast experience (as a dancer, choreographer and trainer of some the world’s top athletes), he has created this thought-provoking programme at the ballet barre.

Everyone (not just top athletes and dancers) needs to move their body correctly and efficiently whether to avoid unnecessary wear and tear of their joints or prevent clumsy movements which could lead to falling and/or injuries. How many times do we hear about someone injuring him or herself during leisure sports like golf, skiing, jogging, playing tennis, etc.? All these injuries could be prevented through better understanding of one’s own alignment, the body’s central line (the axis) and how one’s body should move correctly.

During the workshop Maestro Arena will describe and elaborate on his philosophy of physical training and the importance of the Pilates key principles.  He will then teach a challenging programme at the ballet barre for intermediate to advanced level clients to heighten awareness of the importance of good alignment while greatly increasing strength and flexibility. The importance of adapting the exercises to each person’s individual needs will be emphasized during this dynamic course.

What is Parallel Pilates® ?  

Giuseppe Arena’s well-known Parallel Pilates® programme is a combination of cardiovascular and physical training based on the key principles of Pilates. By combining cardiorespiratory exercises with flexibility, core strength, balance, speed and strengthening exercises the body is challenged in many ways making it more agile, stream-lined, better balanced with, of course, achieve greater stamina. The Parallel Pilates® method is a perfect complement to the Pilates Method and it has been highly appreciated by the Swissbody® clients (men and women of all ages and fitness levels) as well as students from the Swissbody® Pilates Academy and dancers and athletes from all over the world.

Pre-requisites, required study hours & prices

Workshop Pre-requisites
Pilates teacher and/or movement professionals (including but not limited to physiotherapists, osteopaths, kinesiologists, sports and performance science professionals, dancers and dance teachers) and for anyone who would like to know more about their body and who would like to learn about this wonderful training technique based on all the Pilates principles.

Course Hours:
6 hours CEC

Course times:
10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm

Course Notes:

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Price of Workshop:
CHF 330

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