• Marco Dingemans

Three Joints Back-to-Front



Our body depends heavily on our big joints, the shoulder, hip and knee. They are also the joints that can cause most problems when we get older, when we injure ourselves or when we rely too much on them. In our studio we already help a lot of clients to get stronger - or more flexible - because of issues with their joints.


The most common sport related injuries, according to ACC, are: lumbar (back) sprain, ankle sprain, sprain of the knee and/or leg, neck sprain and sprain of shoulder and/or upper arm [1]. And did you know the most injuries happen by doing Rugby and Fitness/Gym activities? [2] So, with an ageing society [3] and an increasing rate of obesity [4] how can Classical Pilates assist?


This workshop series is open to anyone interested in learning (more) about the three joints, wanting to learn specific pilates exercises and and a range of equipment that are part of the Classical Pilates system. For participants new to Pilates, it is a comfortable way to get to know the Pilates Method without having to sign up.

What will you learn in each workshop?

  • What is the function of the shoulder, hip and knee joint?

  • What are the potential problems that can occur with these joints? Why do these problems happen?

  • What pilates exercises will help you prevent joint problems and/or can improve issues?

  • Which classical Pilates apparatus can be used to address joint issues?

The Shoulder


Wednesday 25 August | 12.30 - 2.30pm | ArrowPilates - Classical Studio

The Hip


Wednesday 8 September | 12.30 - 2.30pm | ArrowPilates - Classical Studio


The Knee


Wednesday 22 September | 12.30 - 2.30pm | ArrowPilates - Classical Studio 


We think that each joint is ‘big’ enough for one workshop hence why we offer a series of three. We advise you to attend the complete series to get to know all the joints + the appropriate exercises. However, you are welcome to attend one, two or all of them.

Included in each 2hr workshop:

  • 15 minute mat workout

  • 30 minute anatomy of each joint

  • 75 minute pilates exercises to explore the joint (shoulder, hip, knee) using all studio equipment

  • Take-away sheet with exercises you can do at home

Price for total series: $400. Price per individual workshop: $150.

Maximum of 8 people.

Terms & Conditions

Payment is unconditional. Refunds are possible with a written notice up to 7 days prior the workshop. After that, there are no refunds. Cancellations are possible up 7 days prior to the workshop with a full refund. After that you can cancel but refunds will not be processed. You may want to pass on your purchase to someone else.


[1] ACC: https://www.acc.co.nz/about-us/preventing-injury/sport-recreation/

[2] ACC: https://www.acc.co.nz/newsroom/media-resources/sport-and-recreation-injury-statistics/

[3] Ministry of Social Development: https://www.superseniors.msd.govt.nz/about-superseniors/media/key-statistics.html

[4] Health Govt: https://www.health.govt.nz/nz-health-statistics/health-statistics-and-data-sets/obesity-statistics

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Marco Dingemans is a certified Authentic Pilates Education International (APEI) instructor