Mat Pilates can be seen as a scary or boring activity mainly because not only do we have to get on the floor but somewhere towards the end we need to get up. Instead of using reformers and trapeze [...]
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In Part 1 of this series, I talked about the disability threshold and the consequences when this is crossed for older people who want to remain living independently. I also discussed how the disability threshold is not rigid, and [...]
Why is my Physio telling me I need Pilates? A lot of clients ask us why we are taking them through Pilates exercises. There is strong evidence that supports the benefits of stretching, exercise AND Pilates. Stretching and exercise [...]
Tennis Elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a very common condition that produces pain on the outside of the elbow. It is in fact an injury to the muscles and tendon that extend down to the wrist and fingers. [...]
If you love Pilates you will want to take care of your heart health as well as your muscular health. Using the jump board adds a cardio component to your Pilates class. The jump board is a padded plate [...]
Progressing and Reassessing When doing a Pilates class one of the most important things is to ensure that you are working at the right level that is right for you and even though we wish it was perfect every [...]
Did you know that your Triceps muscles make up about 2/3 of your arm? We often joke about our triceps, calling them terrible names such as ‘bingo wings’ or ‘tuckshop arms’ when they are no longer as youthful as [...]
Reformer…what? We use various equipment in both our Health and Fitness and Clinical Pilates classes. I will discuss the top 4 apparatus below so not only do know what you are looking at but you also believe that it [...]
How can we keep people living independently for longer? Part 1: The Disability Threshold What is the disability threshold? The disability threshold identifies an individual’s level of independence. When the disability threshold is crossed, this person is unable to [...]
Plank Pose tones all of the core muscles of the body, including the abdomen, chest, and low back. It doesn’t stop there though - like Pilates, plank pose just never stops giving. Plank Pose will also strengthen your wrists [...]