Category: Pilates

Pilates at Home!

Pilates at home Find it hard to juggle your working hours with Pilates classes? Tired of traveling to and from the gym? Pilates in the comfort of your own home couldn’t sound better right?…. Especially on a cold and rainy day. Performing Pilates at home is easy and simple, all you need is yourself! Personally, […]

Neutral Setting and Core Activation

Before beginning Pilates, there are a few key points we must review and master in order to reap all the benefits Pilates has to offer. In this blog we will review the 5 key aspects of body position and core activation that are fundamental to Pilates when performed as a form of exercise. It is […]

Top 5 Exercises for Relaxation

Although Pilates is not an easy form of exercise it can be used as a great method for relaxation! The slow and controlled movements of Pilates in combination with breathing techniques can significantly reduce your stress levels and in turn make you feel more relaxed. It is hugely important to look after our mental health […]

Pilates for Incontinence

Are you getting up to the toilet constantly and always in fear of leakage? Incontinence or the lack of control of urine outflow can be a very stressful and anxiety provoking matter. No one wants to live a life where they are in constant fear of leaking. Did you know that something can be done […]

Pilates for Those With Neurological Conditions

Do you suffer from a neurological impairment? Does exercise/physio or just getting out makes you feel better?  Have you considered taking part in formal exercise? Despite what people think Pilates is not just beneficial for those who want to strengthen themselves but has many other benefits including relaxation, postural development, balance, proprioception and mind/body awareness. […]

Pilates for Expectant Mothers

Pilates is a form of exercise that helps strengthen your tummy, pelvic floor, and back muscles. Pilates encourages an overall improvement in strength, coordination, and flexibility which helps to reduce pain and instability and improve posture.  Pilates also helps to control your breathing to help encourage full relaxation-something us pregnant women always need work on. […]

Pilates for Those With Chronic Pain / Fibromyalgia

Do you suffer with chronic pain?  Have you been suffering for years and feel like you’re not able to exercise/perform your activities of daily living like you used to?  Chronic pain can be a very debilitating, demoralizing and stressful.  Research has shown that moderate exercise actually HELPS people that suffer with chronic pain.  It has […]

Stressed? Pilates is Best!

As a nation, we’re stressed out! And stress takes its toll by negatively affecting our hormones and immune system with chronic elevation of a hormone known as cortisol. Cortisol is a necessary hormone useful in those occasional circumstances when we need the extra oomph to get us going. But chronically elevated levels of this hormone […]

Top 5 Exercises to Improve Your Glut Strength

What is a gluteal muscle Glut this glut that, but what is a gluteal muscle?  Often people throw out the muscle glut but don’t necessarily even know what they mean, where it is or even how to strengthen it.  There are three gluteal muscles in the body.  Gluteus maximus, often referred to our bottom muscle; […]

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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