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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Published on 12 December 2013
Hazel Caddick gives some great advice on how to keep your Pilates classes fresh
Published on 25 November 2013
Becoming a successful Pilates teacher is a rewarding career and it is important you work hard and gain experience during your training.
Published on 14 October 2013
Teaching Pilates to older adults can be very rewarding.
Published on 16 August 2013
Pilates is recognised as beneficial exercise for rehabilitation and professional dancers. However, the benefits extend to body builders for many reasons.