Physiolates Blog

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July 23, 2017

Top 5 exercises for toning/body shape

Have you always wanted that perfect beach body?  Have you tried various forms of exercise and dieting without any success? With summer just around the corner many people have asked me “how can I get toned?” and “how do I get a beach body?”  The answer is simple ……….… Pilates!   Pilates is great for […]

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June 25, 2017

Pilates for Climbers

Do you enjoy wall climbing?!  Have you always found joy in getting to the top of those coloured indoor rock climbing walls or do you enjoy the outdoors and climbing out in nature?  Do you enjoy a challenge and always strive to tackle the next hardest wall?  Have you been struggling recently or are you […]

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May 21, 2017

Pilates for new mums

Pilates is becoming a very popular and effective form of exercise used by new mums. Pilates for new mums, or post-natal Pilates, will focus on regaining core strength and control as well as correcting posture, improving your pelvic floor strength and reducing back pain after carrying your little one for 9 months and continuing to […]

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May 7, 2017

Pilates for the Office Worker

Do you work 9-5 (or even longer!) behind a computer?  Do you find after a long day’s work you have sore shoulders, tight muscles and a heavy neck?  Has posture been something you have struggled with at work for years?  Pilates may be just what you need to help rid of those aches and pains […]

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April 23, 2017

Daily Pilates Vs Inactivity for Patients with Low Back Pain

Reviewing the Evidence Low back pain (LBP) is the most common reason why people attend our Physiolates private sessions and classes, and also the most common problem I treat as a physiotherapist. Patients tell me they want less pain, normal function and less stress – but is there any evidence to support Pilates for improving […]

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April 9, 2017

Pilates for dancers who want to perfect their performance

Hello, fellow dancers! Have you ever been frustrated by being unable to perform the perfect dance move? Or been set back in training due to recurring injuries? Well, I may have a solution for you! I have taken part in many forms of dancing – tap, jazz, ballet, modern, and even Irish dancing! All are […]

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March 26, 2017

Yoga vs Pilates

An age old argument. The clash of the titans. There can only be one winner (not really, but it sounds dramatic). Let the battle begin! Similarities People very often group yoga and Pilates together as being the same type of exercise, and in some ways, they wouldn’t be wrong in doing so. They both place […]

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March 12, 2017

Who Is Suitable for Pilates

Pilates has something to offer people of all ages and levels of ability and fitness, from beginners to elite athletes.  From the young to the not so young and everybody in between. Pilates can be used to provide support for beginners and people with certain medical conditions, as well as provide more specific resistance for […]

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February 26, 2017

What Is Pilates?

What is Pilates, and why should I be doing it? Pilates is a form of exercise, designed to improve the overall health of individuals, to either prevent injuries or help recovery following them. It’s also a great way of maintaining health in someone who’s already fit and healthy. Pilates specifically targets the smaller stability muscles […]

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February 12, 2017

Stability (The Best Exercises)

Welcome back for part 2 of our ‘best of’ Pilates exercise lists, where we recommend our top 5 exercises for specific problems. We’ve already covered posture and strength, and this time round we’ll be covering flexibility and stability.Stability When we talk about stability in the world of Pilates, we’re talking about Joseph Pilates’ key principles […]