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 …

Water, water, and some more water!

Why are we constantly told to ‘drink more water’ from friends, family, doctors, fitness instructors? Perhaps because water (whether drinking or in our foods) is the key to many benefits of the body, mind, and lifestyle. Fact: ‘Through activities of daily living, the average person loses about 3- 4 liters of fluid a day (about 10-15 cups) in sweat, urine, …

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. …

Strenghten and stretch

Pilates is known for developing both strength and flexibility in your body. There are various stretching exercises that increase flexibility in almost all areas of the body e.g. the back, front-body, side-body, hamstrings and hips. Strengthening is just as important as stretching to gain this flexibility; it is what helps maintain alignment as you stretch a muscle. All of the following exercises will …

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 …