MK Pilates in Luxembourg
Michael King Method
Michael King was trained traditionally but has created his unique method by taking the latest evidence based research and applying it to the Pilates technique. Using the original goals of the method he believes the technique must be adapted to ‘best fit’ the needs of the individual client or class participants whether working with the Matwork or Equipment repertoires. Michael's strong belief is that we must see the technique as a training method to compliment other modes of fitness and rehabilitation tools without having to compromise on any of the stated goals of Joseph Pilates himself.
Pilates taught correctly can teach you to train your local stabilising muscles before training your global muscles, which are more commonly target in isolation in the fitness environment. Applying local muscles to stabilise and assist global training can add a new inensity to any strength work. But with any application of the technique or the many variations of the Pilates exercises the Principles always apply.
Michael has been working with the Pilates technique for over 30 years. He originally worked with the technique as a dancer at the London School of Contemporary Dance. In 1982 he opened his own studio, Body Control, in connection with the newly formed Pineapple Dance Studios in Convent Garden London.
Two years later he was offered a position in Texas managing the Pilates studio at the Houston Ballet Company where he stayed until 1990. During this time sponsored by the Houston Ballet Michael travelled across the USA visiting and training at studios. In New York with Carla Trier and with Romana Kryzanowska at the original Pilates Studio in New York.
Michael also worked in the Voight Centre in LA for five years teaching fitness programs as as well as at many other Pilates Studios including Winsor Pilates in Los Angeles.
He moved back to Europe in 1995 where following a two year contract in Switzerland he returned to London. Michael was the founder and Director of the Pilates Institute UK until 2008 and has since been running his own training school Michael King Pilates
Michael ‘s reputation as a renowned presenter both in Fitness and Pilates has been established since 1980. His training programs are now taught in over 30 countries worldwide and
has been instrumental in the development of national and international standards in recent years.
With a background in training, course development and Train The Trainer programs for 25 years Malcolm brings his skill and attention to detail to Pilates Instructor Training.
He has presented Pilates in many countries both as a course facilitator and at conventions.
His passion for the technique and his desire for both client and teacher to be the best they can be, motivates and inspires dedication to the technique in others.
Malcolm's book Total Pilates has sold around the world with translation in Spanish and is one of the best selling PIlates books in Latin America.