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… 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, …

Roll up! Roll up!

Next on the list in our classical Pilates repertoire, to follow The Hundred (hardCORE warm up), is ‘The Full Roll Up’ (or Half Roll Down for beginner mat). This exercise is designed to strengthen the abdominals through a full range of movement and also stretch the lower back. It seems like it would be an easy exercise, however, for many individuals they …

The ‘Core’ Foundations…

Now that all the Marathon palaver is over, some of you might be thinking about signing up for the next one, some of you will be focusing on rest and recovery, and some of you will be thinking about your summer body… Whatever your goal is, let’s start with building your foundations! Most people, including runners, aren’t aware of the importance …