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. …

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 …

Hyper-mobility and Pilates

You may have heard your Pilates instructor call you ‘hyper-mobile’ and you may have been advised to perform an exercise with slight modification. So, what exactly is hyper-mobility, what are the negatives, and how can it be helped? ‘Hyper-mobility is a condition in which a person has an excessive range of movement that goes beyond what would be considered normal; in …

Joe & Clara

Joseph Pilates struggled through his childhood experiencing various illnesses and issues that had such an effect on his body, health, and movement. Joseph was inspired by his own strife and struggle that he pursued a life in fitness as a boxer, gymnast, and a trainer in self-defence. He was always looking to better himself and his knowledge of the body. …

Autumn’s here

Let’s welcome autumn in with a new, healthy and hearty diet plan! Keep fit AND warm using ingredients that are in season this month… Fruits: Apples, Pears, Raspberries Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fibre. Helping reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. Pears may help with weight loss, a healthy complexion, increased …

Hangover Cure!

It’s finally Friday! We all made it through another week of life and I know the EPL team will definitely be celebrating with a few glasses of wine. However, some of you might intend to have a bit more than a few glasses and end up with another groggy hangover, wasting your Saturday feeling sorry for yourself… Guess what, and …