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Posts from 2016

Reformer for runners

01/11/16

The pilates reformer is the foundation of Joseph Pilates work, he started with machines and adapted the exercises to create a mathwork programme as well.  His earlier work was in prisoner of war camps where he rehabilitated the injured, he...

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Why I run

04/09/16

A lot of my class participants and personal training clients always ask me why I run if I teach so many classes and exercise is my job, well here’s my story. I started running in 2005 because I wanted to...

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My 2 go to yoga moves for post running

04/09/16

We all know runners are notoriously bad for stretching after their run and especially after their races, and yes I am including myself in this, and I should know better (hangs head in shame).  Below are my two ‘go to’...

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Trigger point pilates

08/05/16

Trigger points are scar tissue/ knots/ tender spots in the muscle. Trigger points can cause both localised pain and referred pain,  they can hinder movement, efficiency of the muscle and affect strength. Trigger points can be caused by previous injury,...

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Exercise to reduce blood pressure

27/03/16

High blood pressure is defined as 140/90mmHg, having high blood pressure can have lead to many other health problems such as heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, eye damage, bone loss and sexual dysfunction. Exercise can reduce blood pressure and has...

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Footballers do pilates and yoga

27/03/16

With the Euro 2016 starting this month we thought we better keep it topical. Both yoga and pilates are featuring more and more in professional footballers training schedules. Manchester City and Manchester United players take part in yoga sessions twice...

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Why do pilates?

25/01/16

Still not tried pilates and wondering what its all about and whether it would benefit you? Hopefully this will help you make a decision. Joseph Pilates is the founder and creator of Pilates, he worked as a nurse in prisoner...

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