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 …

Keep rolling on!

There really is a method to Joseph Pilates’ mat madness, I promise! The classical Pilates repertoire was strategically ordered for many reasons, for example to aid the flow of movement and to introduce stretching/massaging exercises where they are needed. Rolling Like A Ball is introduced as an exercise to massage the spine and stretch out the back, whilst of course still engaging the …