Heart health

What happens to your heart when you exercise? Your heart speeds up to pump extra food and oxygen to the muscles. Breathing speeds up to get more oxygen and to get rid of more carbon dioxide. When a fit person, such as an athlete, exercises the pulse rate, breathing rate

5 reasons to do Pilates

It’s Easy on Your Joints Pilates uses slow and controlled movements against resistance which places minimal impact on your joints. It takes the pressure off of your back and knees. It Hones Your Focus Pilates urges you to focus on 1) your breath, 2) your body, and 3) how they

Festive Season tips

Our tips for staying pain-free over the festive season 🎅🏻🎄🎁 The old adage move it or lose it applies. We need to keep moving, immobility creates restricted movement in your body, leading to tight muscles and joints. Gentle stretching can be enough to help improve range of movement and blood

Workout sins to banish

Working to hard Most of us enjoy that satisfaction from slightly sore muscles the next day thanks to delayed onset muscle soreness. However sometimes when we focus on high-intensity workouts it can lead to muscular problems. It’s better to work slower so you can focus on where you feel the

Ease that neck pain

For a lot of people neck and shoulder muscles can carry too much tension. Tension in the muscles of the neck leads to muscle pain and headaches as they constrict the blood flow to the head. The culprit of a stiff neck is often related to a tight trapezius muscle.

Flexibility the down low

“True flexibility can only be achieved when all muscles are uniformly developed.” Joseph Pilates Flexibility refers to the range of movement in a joint or series of joints, and length in muscles that cross the joints to create movement. The degree of flexibility varies between individuals, particularly in terms of

The power of the core

Pilates is most famous for its ability to develop core strength but often people are unsure of exactly what that means. Your deep core is made up of 3 muscles the multifidus, (which attaches to your spine) your pelvic floor, and transverse abdominals. We often focus on just pelvic floor