Pilates News & Views

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Tips for being a Pilates teacher - Part 2

Published on 24 July 2014

Katie Farnden looks at further steps you can take as a Pilates instructor for your classes and students in order to make you more successful!

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Tips for being a Pilates instructor - Part 1

Published on 25 June 2014

A Pilates instructor needs to be friendly, trustworthy and skilled which will help build their reputation and client base.

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Can you still practice Pilates when pregnant?

Published on 11 June 2014

Exercise during pregnancy can be extremely beneficial. It's important for maintaining muscular strength and endurance in particular.

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Pilates Benefits for dancers

Published on 13 May 2014

Joseph Pilates developed an exercise system that is widely taught throughout the world today which is considered essential for dancers to study.

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Why do I get cramp when exercising?

Published on 29 April 2014

Cramp is a common occurrence within Pilates and there is often no real reason why it occurs. So what exactly is cramp? Cramp is a sudden involuntary contraction of a muscle that can occur in the thigh, calf or foot. If the cramp does not reside with any known medical condition then it is known as an ‘idiopathic cramp'.

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Is food addictive?

Published on 15 April 2014

Some experts believe that it is not appropriate to term food as 'addictive' as it is essential to life and not something that people can be weaned off. However, research has found that high sugar snacks activate areas of the brain that are also stimulated by hard drugs such as cocaine and heroin.

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Pilates and Obesity

Published on 19 February 2014

What constitutes being overweight? According to WHO, a person with a body mass index (BMI) of more than 25 is considered overweight.

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Benefits of Pilates exercise for winter sports

Published on 05 February 2014

The winter Olympics are soon, and the ski season is in full-swing, what better form of exercise do your clients need to prepare themselves than Pilates.

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The benefits of Pilates for triathletes

Published on 23 January 2014

During my own teaching of Pilates classes I have explored the benefits of teaching Pilates exercises for triathletes and its usefulness in correcting overused and tight muscles and joints.

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Use imagery to help with posture

Published on 02 January 2014

During training courses, Pilates instructors are encouraged to use imagery and visuals to help people become aware of their alignment and posture.

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