By Jo Finzi
The celebrity choice is a bootcamp with a twist. Beautcamp Pilates is a great combination of regimes giving immediate results.
They’ve even come up with a specialist programme for skiers, so if you’re planning to take to the slopes in Europe and don’t feel too fit, it may pay you to spend a few days in London first.
Beautcamp’s workout is a dynamic style of Pilates from Los Angeles, which has celebrity devotees including Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston, Entourage’s Jeremy Piven, and four Manchester United players.
Named as one of the top five pilates providers in London by the The Evening Standard, Beautcamp has studios in both fashionable Notting Hill, and the serious City of London.
The specialised pre-ski training focuses on improving the strength of all your leg and gluteus (bottom) muscles, with moves like carriage lunges and skating, as well as muscular and cardio-vascular endurance on jump boards, with squats and kick-backs.
This regime can also improve bone density, joint stability, and co-ordination.
Because all moves are done using specialised Reformer machines, MD Dominique Day says: “You will also strengthen your core, abs and back, all three of which are essential for skiing.”
What the press says:
“The pace is fast, the moves are tough and the music is high-energy disco....you sense that Joe Pilates himself might just nod and smile.” - Time Out
“Forget any preconceptions about Pilates being gentle and Yogic - the Beautcamp technique makes muscles scream and you certainly work up a sweat.” - Saturday Telegraph Magazine
“Watch out ladies...Pilates just got tough...” - Zest
“If you think Pilates is for girls, let this workout change your mind - and build your fitness.” - Men’s Fitness
“The exercise equivalent of a quickie this put a spring in my step for days after.” 9/10 - Top Sante
“It may be a Pilates based exercise but it’s a fast, LA developed, results-driven version designed to drive up the heart rate as well as hone muscles....as Pilates classes go it’s heretical but I loved it.” 4/5* - Alice Hart Davis , Evening Standard
“....Hot, toned, body, fast” - Tatler Magazine
“Combines pilates stretches with a series of interval training drills… a hot workout” - The Independent
- Pictures by George Bodnar