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Sunday, 20 May 2018

Pilates for Swimmers...

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Swimming requires a wide range of whole body movement. Shoulder range of motion, thoracic rotation, hip and pelvis dissociation, just to name a few. If you're a competitive swimmer, it's within these subtitles of swimming that lie your advantage and by conditioning and preparation your body you can help to…
Tuesday, 15 May 2018

The 4 Best Hip Strengthen...

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If you would like a personalised analysis, get in touch now for a FREE running assessment. Ever feel like your running technique isn’t as efficient as it could be? Or you’re always prone to injuries or niggles in your knee, hip or back? Well, one of the key factors that…
Monday, 14 May 2018

6 Yoga poses for a health...

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I remember reading a statistic that up to 70-90% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives and when you think about it, that’s a lot of people! Unfortunately due to our modern lifestyles we often don’t move our spine through its full range of movements,…
Thursday, 10 May 2018

Isnad Zaman ‘My Story...

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I have always enjoyed movement from a young age. I was never very strong or coordinated but I was very curious and loved exploring my environment. From youth, I participated in various forms of physical expression including basketball, rugby, sprinting, high jump and weightlifting. Trying to learn a new form…
Tuesday, 01 May 2018

Lower Back Pain – 10 re...

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Lower back pain can be very debilitating and the last thing you may want to do is move! However, movement is the key ingredient to expediting your recovery from and prevention of future bouts of lower back pain. Here’s 10 reasons why: Fear avoidance and guarding – lengthens healing process…
Wednesday, 14 March 2018

5 reasons Runners should ...

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Pilates vs Running, they seem like worlds apart. On one hand you have the precision, control and detailed focus on body awareness of Pilates, on the other hand you have the ... precision, control and detailed focus of running! Oh wait - they may not be that different after all.…
Friday, 09 February 2018

My Back Pain Story - Jess...

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I’ve suffered from chronic and sometimes acute lower back pain since I was 14 years old. That was until I found Pilates! I remember skipping Thursday afternoon High School sports because if I ran, jumped or turned my body, my back would seize up with pain. Instead, every Thursday afternoon…
Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Why is Pilates great for ...

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Pilates is often thought of as a women’s domain but did you know it was originally created by a man for men! Joseph Pilates (yes that's right ... Joseph ... as in a male) developed Pilates to assist in the creation and maintenance of flexibility, core strength, postural control, breath…
Thursday, 14 December 2017

Why is Pilates great for ...

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To find out more about our variety of pre- and post-natal classes and upcoming workshops get in touch today. During pregnancy Pilates builds your core strength by strengthening the back, abdominals and pelvic floor muscles. These all help support your changing posture during pregnancy and decrease the likelihood of backache,…
Wednesday, 13 December 2017

What makes Pilates differ...

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Pilates is for everyone! Whether you are 12 or 92 years old, the Pilates method can improve the way you move and thus the way you feel! Joseph Pilates, who called his method “Controlology”, originally developed it in Germany in the 1920’s The main difference between Pilates and other forms…
Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Muscle 'Knots' ...

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Does this sound like a familiar feeling ... “I can feel knots like little rocks sliding up and down in between my shoulder blades.”? In the land of Physiotherapy we we call there “myofascial trigger point” and they don't just exist in-between our shoulder blades. These 'knots' are rarely debilitating…
Monday, 30 October 2017

Sore after a workout? Cou...

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Many of our clients ask us 'why after two consecutive days of attending a Pilates Circuit class do I feel sore after the workout'? It is important to clarify what kind of soreness they are experiencing. Is it 'good pain' also know as muscle pain or 'bad pain' like an…
Sunday, 22 October 2017

Exercise After Pregnancy...

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So you pumped! Baby is here and although you're full of love for your new little family member you're starting to think about ways to get back to loving YOUR body, after all, it's been through quite a lot in the past 9 months! While I want to encourage all…
Monday, 09 October 2017

Stretching: Flexibility o...

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Stretching is generally considered a necessity for active people, whether they be professional sports people, fitness enthusiasts, casual dancers, or weekend warriors. But as Physiotherapists we are often asked "does stretching actually improve injury prevention or just it just help you feel less stiffness in your body?" It is a…
Wednesday, 20 September 2017

PILATES IS FOR EVERYONE...

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As a new student attending a Pilates class it is common for you to have a few questions in mind, such as ... “What am I doing in this Pilates studio?” “Can I do all the exercises taught by the instructor?” “Is my strength good enough for this class?” “I…
Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Pilates equipment - to tr...

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When you walk into a pilates studio, your mind will be boggled. There are so many things, different pieces of equipment and different apparatuses you might have never seen before! With no knowledge of how the equipment works, we often get people wondering if it is more torture chamber than…
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