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My top five Pilates exercises and why! Part 1

Published on 02 February 2016

We all have our favourite Pilates exercises. Sometimes they’re our favourites because we’ve seen what great results our clients have achieved by doing them regularly. Other times it might be that we use them to create a good structure to our classes.

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A trip around the original Joseph Pilates studio

Published on 30 December 2015

I’ve been teaching Pilates for 13 years and part of the Future Fit Pilates team for 6 years. I’ve had every imaginable job in the fitness industry, but it’s Pilates that’s held my attention by gaining results.

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Y = teaching Young people

Published on 07 December 2015

Teaching Pilates to children is amazing. It can be lots of fun for them and rewarding for you as a teacher.

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Published on 01 December 2015

Joint hypermobility means that some or all of a person's joints have an unusually large range of movement. People with hypermobility are particularly supple and able to move their limbs into positions others find impossible. Joint hypermobility is what some people refer to as having "loose joints" or being "double-jointed".

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Neutral spine – It’s not just for Christmas!

Published on 30 November 2015

It’s that time of year again when instructors are suddenly coping with the post-turkey rush of clients wanting a flat tummy and heading for Pilates as the quick fix.

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How to increase intensity in Pilates

Published on 05 October 2015

As with all safe and effective exercise, Pilates can be adjusted in intensity move by move to suit the participants.

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Flexibility v mobility

Published on 25 August 2015

Flexibility is a muscle allowing a joint to move through a full range of movement and mobility is how a joint moves. But why do we need to keep mobile AND flexible?

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When to move to the next Pilates level

Published on 10 August 2015

Pilates is a training system like no other. You and your body are challenged physically, mentally and internally and without proper technique you are invalidating the benefits. That’s where the key lies. Technique, technique, technique.

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The role of the pelvic floor

Published on 13 July 2015

Pelvic floor is the group of muscles connecting your pubic bone and your tail bone. Both men and women have them and they form a sling under our abdomen to keep the bladder and bowel in place.

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Pilates rehabilitation for rugby players

Published on 05 June 2015

Pilates can greatly improve mobility, flexibility and core strength whilst relieving the stress on the spine and joints from intense physical exertion.

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