The Spine Part 2

As much as Pilates is all about ‘the abs’, it is just as much about the spine! Evolution has left us with such specific muscles, organs, bones, and structure in our bodies. They all have a purpose and have amazing abilities that we remain completely unaware of. We breathe when our lungs (muscles) contract and expand, completely on their own. …

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 …

Single Leg Stretch

Firstly, the name of the exercise ‘Single Leg Stretch’ indicates that we will be stretching parts of our body, however you should definitely know by now that this does not mean we forget about our abdominal connection! The movement for the Single leg stretch is all about directing from your centre/mid line; it trains the abs to initiate this movement. Just …

The ‘C Curve’

What is the ‘C Curve’? Such a simple question, yet so many confused minds! So let’s clarify once and for all how, why, what, and when we have to create this strangely complicated ‘C Curve’ with our bodies! In a nut shell, the curve is a movement of the spine that engages & strengthens the deepest abdominals, while opening the back …