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, …

Opposition is key

Double Leg Stretch is your ultimate opposition exercise. Why is this good? Opposition is the stretching/working of some muscles often extending in the opposite direction to other muscles/parts of your body; this creates length, lean muscles, prevents injury as the muscles are warm and stretched, reduces DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) you might have from other training, and so on. …

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 …