What is the Pilates REFORMER?

The Reformer is the most popular and diverse piece of Pilates apparatus. It was created by the founder of the Pilates method – Joseph Pilates to rehabilitate soldiers from World War I.It mimics a hospital bed, where the wounded soldiers…

The Hundreds

The Hundreds is the first exercise Joseph Pilates loved starting his classes with.He thought of the Hundreds as an warm-up exercise, before introducing more complex movements, such as spinal flexion, extension and rotation. The Hundreds basically is a guided, controlled…

Take-home exercises  for a healthy posture 

Shoulder bridge Lie down with your legs bend and in parallel  Place a small pillow or a soft ball between your knees Curl your pelvis up, sequentially moving your spine bone by bone to a bridge position Squeeze the ball…

Welcome to an exciting, healthy and happy 2022!

This year we enter a new chapter that is all about YOU, your health and well-being!  Instead of setting up new year’s resolutions, only for them to be broken in February, we would like to propose a different approach to…

WHO IS JOSEPH PILATES?

Joseph Pilates was born near Dusseldorf, a city in western Germany, in 1880. He was a sickly child, suffering from rickets (a condition in which bones do not develop properly), asthma, and rheumatic fever. His determination to overcome these childhood…

Posture 2

Insight Part 2: We have already spoken about how our everyday posture influences not only the way we look, but also correct muscle and body use.  We also spoke about mobilising and stabilising muscles and their role in human movement.…

Posture 1

Insight Exploring the posture Posture can be defined as the position of your body in space, regardless of whether you are sitting, standing, walking or lying down. Your posture influences every aspect of your musculoskeletal system, and incorrect posture is…

My breast cancer survival story

The greatest fear for most women, no matter how old, is finding out you have breast cancer.  The big C!  It is spine chilling. But in reality it shouldn’t be. If breast cancer is found early it is easily treated.…

Pilates is about precision, not perfection

“Concentrate on the correct movement each time you exercise, lest you do them improperly and thus lose all vital benefits.”- Joseph Pilates  Pilates is about re-educating your body, undoing the damage that years of stress and immobility inflict. By repeatedly holding…

Can we overtrain?

Here we are!  Training 5 days a week, increasing the weights we lift and the speed we run, row, or cycle. There is nothing wrong to overload our muscles!0 In fact, this is the only way to improve strength and endurance!…