Classical… Equipment… Mat… What’s it all about?

Classical Pilates, simply, is the exact method discovered by Joseph Pilates. Our Classical Pilates studio teaches this truly beneficial and proven method using apparatus that is as close to Pilates’ actual equipment as possible. EPL and many of the Pilates studios/instructors out there trust that Mr. Pilates, a true genius, designed his apparatus with great thought; from the width of …

Pilates and Arthritis

Many of us will know someone who has suffered/is suffering from arthritis, perhaps you are developing the disease or suffering yourself. Arthritis is a very common and potentially debilitating disease where your joints become painful, inflamed, and stiff due to lack of nutrients and fluid around the joints; it has become the nations primary cause of disability. However, this outcome is not inevitable if you take the right …

Heating up!

We have experienced a couple of heat waves this summer and are still enjoying the sunshine and warmth. Some people find Pilates and other exercise very beneficial in the winter months, as their drive to exercise can be more to do with warming up the body up, away from the cold outdoors, and hopefully the bonus of some body changes. …

Pilates… It’s not just a celeb fad

Not just another celebrity fad… The amount of celebs that stay in shape through Pilates is endless! From our Hollywood starlets Liz Hurley, Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna to the legendary John Cleese and Ian McKellen. Pilates is a no brainer to celebs in the spotlight. Reach your ultimate celeb body goals with the core challenging workouts in Pilates, watch your transformation to …

Criss Cross…

The Criss Cross is one of the most ‘crossed’ over exercises in Pilates (please excuse the pun). We see lots of fitness instructors/classes/people using this exercise in their training regimes… Who can blame them, its a super effective abdominal and oblique toning exercise! The lift and twisting action works the obliques and the core and it’s this combination that helps towards perfecting alignment/posture, …

Pilates For Tennis…

The Marathons have finished, the football season has ended, the summer has begun and so have a few more sports seasons such as Tennis; a sport that many more Brits have grown to love in the recent years thanks to our very own Andy Murray stealing titles left right and centre! GO ON ANDY! Just like any other sport, tennis takes its own …

Stability

You might find your Pilates instructors telling you to engage, anchor, plug, connect, stabilise, and do all sorts with your shoulder blades… and most of you might be thinking – HUH!? HOW!? WHAT!? WHY!? The shoulder blades (technically known as scapula) are a very unique part of your biomechanics, as they don’t have an attachment point! The scapula lie on your back …

Pilates and your hips!

After learning a bit about how core stability can help with many benefits to the body, from the last of our blog posts, today we focus on how a strong core can improve pelvic posture thus enabling the pelvis to act as a solid, stable and efficient foundation for your trunk above, and hips below. The hips are one of the largest …