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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …