MOVE & EXPLORE
We are so happy to be able to offer something more than a gym. At Maison ila we believe in natural movement, or ‘green exercise’, because any kind of activity outdoors is known to help foster a more peaceful, positive mindset, reduce feelings of anxiety and fatigue, and allow you to drop into deeper connection - with both yourself and our world.
Our approach is about creating balance and harmony and activating the parasympathetic nervous system through a personalised and non-stressful approach to exercise. We help each individual to find the right kind of movement for them and, uniquely, we believe that how we breathe when we move is as important as the movement itself.
“I specialise in helping people move to feel good and get strong. Training sessions vary depending on clients’ needs and interests - from gentle, restorative mat-based sessions to high intensity strength and power training.”
(MAISON iLA PERSONAL TRAINER)
Our joyous trainer, Alli Suddaby, offers a really different sort of Personal Training which is all about mental, restorative, mindful fitness. Moving naturally is such a joyful way to get fit and strong for everyday life.
We call it ‘Wild Training’ because it is about rediscovering natural movement, things that perhaps you haven’t done since you were a child. Natural movements include those that our ancestors required daily for survival, such as crawling, jumping, running, balancing, climbing, throwing, lifting, carrying and vaulting. Alli really is very different and imaginative. This type of training is nothing like being in a gym, it is so much more playful and fun and is about exploring and connecting with our environment and those around us. A session with Alli will leave you feeling so good - in your head, as well as your body.
ALLI'S TEN GOLDEN RULES
Don’t forget - regular movement is proven to reduce the risk of dementia, type 2 diabetes, chronic pain, some cancers, depression, heart disease and other common serious conditions
Movement should be empowering - something that can be done in time without support - we all have bodies and we can learn how to move them to benefit our physical and mental health.
The Long term benefits of movement are centred on living a fuller life - say yes to more
We believe in the importance of play - being absorbed in a movement and actually enjoying that moment
Movement helps us to connect with our own physical bodies – it improves body awareness, sensation awareness and emotional awareness so that we can learn how to take care of ourselves
Physical activity that takes you into nature amplifies all of the benefits of moving
Movement leads to improved sleep rhythm - with more alertness at day and better sleep quality at night, strengthening our circadian rhythm.
Chemical and physiological changes brought on by exercise that benefit mental health are improved mood, resilience, emotional regulation and your ability to experience joy.
You’ll also experience reduced stress and anxiety. The mechanisms for this include endorphins (stress and pain reducing) myokines (hope molecules that make us more resilient to stress), endocannabinoids (reduce anxiety and increase contentment), and serotonin (mood regulation)
Regular movement can lead to beneficial structural changes in the brain so we're better at regulating emotions, more receptive to joy, and more resilient to stress