Stability

You might find your Pilates instructors telling you to engage, anchor, plug, connect, stabilise, and do all sorts with your shoulder blades… and most of you might be thinking – HUH!? HOW!? WHAT!? WHY!? The shoulder blades (technically known as scapula) are a very unique part of your biomechanics, as they don’t have an attachment point! The scapula lie on your back …

More of a balance…

One leg circle is one of the best pilates exercises for testing your core strength. The abs need to work hard to keep the shoulders and pelvis stable, despite the movement of the leg in the hip socket. One leg circle also tones and stretches the thighs. This is a focus exercise meaning, work the abdominals while keeping the Pilates principles of centering, …

Be-Fit!

The EPL girls were super busy bees yesterday at Be-Fit London, making lots of purchases and getting to know some of the new health and fitness brands that are out there today! Walking up towards the entrance of Angel’s Business Design Centre, we knew we were in the right place as beautifully sculpted bodies were casually stood in their brightest, most …

The Hundred

In accordance to the previous post, a great exercise to combine core work and breathing technique is The Hundred. This exercise is usually introduced at the beginning of a workout to help warm the body up as it really engages the abdominals and uses the breath to pump the oxygenated blood around the body, ready for the rest of the session! The Hundred builds core …

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 …