Pilates Articles to support your health and wellness

August 31, 2019

The Classical 34- Number 8

The mat work that we do in class is based upon the original repertoire of 34 exercises devised by Joseph Pilates. In this series we explore these exercises. here's number 8 The Spine Stretch.

August 31, 2019

Therapy Pilates Corner September 2019- Tennis Elbow

So how are your elbows? We have lots of clients come along complaining of elbow discomfort. One of the most common causes of this is Tennis Elbow( Lateral Epicondylitis) even if like me you never even play tennis! Take a look at this article for help and support using the Pilates method.

July 31, 2019

The Classical 34-Number 7

No.7-The Double Leg Stretch

The mat work that we do in class is based upon the original repertoire of 34 exercises devised by Joseph Pilates. In this series we explore these exercises.

August 03, 2019

Pregnancy Pilates Corner

Each month we share a couple of top tips to help you through this magical time. This month we look at neck tension and some Pilates exercises that may help.

July 31, 2019

Therapy Pilates Corner August 2019-Rotator Cuff Strain

Each month this year we will be exploring a common condition- this month it is Rotator Cuff Strain.

June 30, 2019

The Classical 34-Number 6

No.6-Single Leg Stretch.

The mat work that we do in class is based upon the original repertoire of 34 exercises devised by Joseph Pilates. In this series we explore these exercises.

June 30, 2019

Pregnancy Pilates Corner-July 2019-Nausea

Each month we share a couple of top tips to help you through this magical time. This month we look at nausea and some ideas to help.

July 01, 2019

Therapy Pilates Corner July 2019-SI Joint Dysfunction.

Each month this year we will be exploring a common condition and possible Pilates interventions-this month it is SI Joint Dysfunction.

May 31, 2019

The Classical 34-Number 5

No.5-Rolling Like A Ball.

The mat work that we do in class is based upon the original repertoire of 34 exercises devised by Joseph Pilates. In this series we explore these exercises.

June 01, 2019

Therapy Pilates Corner-June 2019-IT Band Syndrome

Each month this year we will be exploring a common condition- this month it is IT Band Syndrome

May 08, 2019

The Classical 34-Number 4

No.4-The Single Leg Circle.

The mat work that we do in class is based upon the original repertoire of 34 exercises devised by Joseph Pilates. In this series we explore these exercises.

May 31, 2019

Pregnancy Pilates Corner-Pregnancy and Your Posture

Each month we share a couple of top tips to help you through this magical time. This month is all about how your posture changes during Pregnancy and the effects this can have, as well as Pilates interventions that may help.

April 30, 2019

Therapy Pilates Corner May 2019-Frozen Shoulder

Each month this year we will be exploring a common condition- this month it is Frozen Shoulder and look at some Pilates interventions that may help.

March 31, 2019

The Classical 34-Number 3

No.3-The Roll Over.

The mat work that we do in class is based upon the original repertoire of 34 exercises devised by Joseph Pilates. In this series we explore these exercises.

March 31, 2019

Pregnancy Pilates Corner- April 2019

Each month we share a couple of top tips to help you through this magical time. This month is all about how to avoid circulation problems, cramps, piles, constipation and swelling.

March 31, 2019

Therapy Pilates Corner April 2019-Plantar Fasciitis

Each month this year we will be exploring a common condition- this month it is Plantar Fasciitis.

March 21, 2019

Pilates Principles for Skiing

If any of you are lucky enough to be escaping to the slpoes, you may want to check out my latest article about translating the principles we use in Pilates to your skiing to help improve your performance.

February 01, 2019

The Classical 34-Number 2

No.2-The Roll Up.

The mat work that we do in class is based upon the original repertoire of 34 exercises devised by Joseph Pilates. In this series we explore these exercises.

March 01, 2019

Pregnancy Pilates Corner-March 2019

Each month we share a couple of top tips to help you through this magical time. This month it's all about Optimal Foetal Positioning.

March 01, 2019

Therapy Pilates Corner March 2019-Osteoarthritis

Each month this year we will be exploring a common condition- this month it is Osteoarthritis

February 01, 2019

The Classical 34-Number 1

No.1-The Hundred.

The mat work that we do in class is based upon the original repertoire of 34 exercises devised by Joseph Pilates. In this series we explore these exercises.

January 27, 2019

Pregnancy Pilates Corner-February 2019

Each month we share a couple of top tips to help you through this magical time.

Did you know that exercising during Pregnancy can result in uotp 40% fewer incidences of lower back pain and pelvic discomfort?





 

January 27, 2019

Therapy Pilates Corner February 2019-Piriformis Syndrome

Therapy Pilates Corner:Each month this year we will be exploring a common condition- this month it is Piriformis syndrome

October 14, 2018

Exercising on your Back during Pregnancy

We all know we need to modify exercise during pregnancy, not least to accommodate the baby bump! But did you know that you need to ensure you feel well and happy whilst lying on your back?

Heard of Supine Hypotensive Syndrome?

Find out here all you need to know to deal with this during your pregnancy.

September 19, 2018

Which Exercises to Avoid when you’re Post Natal

So your bundle of joy has finally arrived and you couldn’t be more delighted. You spend your days nursing and tending to your little one; and then a thought occurs to you that at some point you should start to look after yourself too.

So it’s off to the gym you go…..or is it? Check out our 3 main things to avoid once baby is here

September 19, 2018

Different Posture Types

Take a look at our article highlighting different posture types and some ideas from your Pilates repertoire to help balance your body.

August 31, 2018

Compensations in the body

Do you have re-occurring niggles? Do you feel that you’ve “healed” only to “break” again quickly and easily?

Well your body is an amazing piece of biomechanical engineering and will do it’s best to work around any problems- at least for a period of time, and then you feel the hurt or pain again.

June 30, 2018

Pelvic Floor-The Baked Bean Can Connection!

Well where do we start with the pelvic floor?! Many people simply think it is an area that must be trained in post-natal women- which indeed it does BUT it is also a key component of our deep core so needs to be trained by everyone. There is also a group of people that may need to consider how they get their pelvic floor muscles to relax as they can be switched on too much. (hypertonic)

May 31, 2018

What is your Core?

So many people come to a Pilates session because they’ve been advised or believe they need to strengthen their core. They are then often surprised that our sessions do not consist solely of abdominal exercises. Why is this? Well it is simply because the abdominal group of muscles is not the core.

April 23, 2018

The Rotator Cuff

Do you struggle with your shoulder? Heard about the rotator cuff but unsure what it really is?

Read the article here to help you understand what it’s all about.

March 31, 2018

5 Top Tips to keep healthy in Pregnancy

Simple, effective things you can do to keep healthy at this magical time.

February 25, 2018

Back Care & Exercise

A controlled, gradual exercise program is an effective way of managing your back.

While a typical response to back pain is to take it easy—either staying in bed or at least stopping any strenuous activity—resting for more than a day or two can undermine healing and worsen pain.

January 31, 2018

Neuroplasticity- Brain Training Pilates

One of the perhaps the most over-looked benefits of aging and exercise is the important role it can lay in keeping our brains in tip top condition.

Have you heard of the term neuroplasticity?

January 10, 2018

What is Flexibility?

Many people come along to Pilates to improve their flexibility- but what does that really mean? Take a look  as we explore this and different types of stretching.

November 08, 2017

Parenting Can Be A Pain!

Written by Catherine Silcock M.Sc. D.C, this article gives you some helpful advice to help parents cope with the physical demands of parenthood.

September 20, 2017

Pilates and Falls- reducing your risk

Here's a round up of how Pilates can help reduce falls in the elderly

August 09, 2017

Jo Everill-Taylor BSc(hons) is a Level 4 qualified Lower Back Pain Specialist Instructor as well as a Pilates Coach and Biomechanics Trainer. Here she gives you help and advice to look after your back.

June 19, 2017

Mummy Thumb (not just for new mums!)

Chatting to our recent post- natal class members a frequent problem that came up was tension and soreness in the wrist around the thumb. Let's look at this and some simple interventions to help.....

May 30, 2017

Top 5 Tips for Osteoporosis Suffers in Pilates Class

This month we also have advice for anyone with osteoporosis in class

May 30, 2017

Why our Instructors LOVE the Pilates Shoulder Bridge

One of the most popular exercises in class and here's why......

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