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  • Don't Make This Mat Pilates Mistake

    Don't Make This Mat Pilates Mistake

    With the rapid expansion of the pilates industry over the last five years or so, there’s an abundance of pilates mat classes available for people to chose from. Pilates mat is the most affordable way to practice pilates with most fitness centers and personal training facilities offering classes as part of their group timetable. It requires minimal equipment, and what you learn in class can be practiced at home, where you can embody the pilates principle of daily practice. But here’s the mistake may people make about mat pilates… Just like other fitness or even sporting activities, there is a learning curve. You wouldn’t expect a child to start playing ....

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  • Got Text Neck? You Need Pilates!

    Got Text Neck? You Need Pilates!

    There's no getting away from the fact that nearly all of us spend a significant amount of time either looking at our phones or on a laptop/desktop. Ongoing neck and shoulder pain and tension is so common these days that we now have a new term, TEXT NECK POSTURE. Do you have it? If you’ve ever experienced neck of pain, you know that it’s not fun and can potentially lead to issues further down the track that leave you with chronic pain and a diminished quality of life. Not only does TEXT NECK POSTURE have the potential to cause these issues…well, it’s just not a good look! And let’s face it, we all want to look good! As soon as your head ....

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  • So You Want Flat Abs?

    So You Want Flat Abs?

    We’ve all seen those photos. You know the ones. Lean and fit people flashing their flat washboard “six pack” all over social media telling you that if you do what they did, you too could have flat abs. If you google “how to get flat abs” over 8 million sites pop up! And on YouTube over 1 million videos. What’s the appeal of flat abs? Why do we want them? Having a lean, fit and healthy body not only makes us full of vitality and energy, but it makes us feel confident in our appearance and we feel strong within ourselves, and flat abs are a part of that. But what about the implications for a persons health and well-being? We all want to ....

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  • Most People DO NOT Want Health And Fitness

    Most People DO NOT Want Health And Fitness

    We've helped literally hundreds of people over the past 11 years. When we speak to them about what results they wanted to achieve with their health and fitness, one thing for sure wasn’t health and fitness! Let's take a look at what they do want... Over the decades, our approach to health and fitness has gone through some dramatic transformations. In the 1970’s and 80’s we all wanted to cardio ourselves to death to achieve a thin body, and nearly every person was on some crazy new diet. It was all about weight loss no matter how detrimental it was to your overall health and well-being. So we live and learn and here we are heading in to ....

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  • Top 3 Reasons To Do Mat Pilates Online

    Top 3 Reasons To Do Mat Pilates Online

    2020 will go down in history as the year we ended up doing absolutely everything online, including pilates. The mat pilates exercises were specifically developed for people to do at home, no equipment needed! So, the transition to online wasn’t a big leap away from the original philosophy that Joseph Pilates intended over 50 years ago! But it’s the reasons below that really make ONLINE mat pilates one of the fastest growing ways to participate in a class, for all levels of fitness and experience. 1. Convenience One of the biggest challenges with establishing any exercise routine is how to fit it in to an already busy life. Doing online mat pilates classes at ....

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  • 5 Reasons You Need To Do Mat Pilates

    5 Reasons You Need To Do Mat Pilates

    If you're justgetting started with pilates, you might be having trouble deciding whether you want to do mat pilates or reformer pilates at a studio/ The reformer has become symbolic of pilates, but that doesn't mean a mat pilates isn't worth your time. We're not saying that pilates studio equipment including the reformer aren't amazing, but the mat pilates has incredible benefits that cannot be under rated. The following are unique benefits the pilates mat work offers: 1. Pilates Mat Teaches You The Foundations Pilates is not just defined by it’s exercises. It has six guiding movement principles : Centering, Concentration, Control, Precision, Breath, and ....

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  • Do You Have Neck Tension?

    Do You Have Neck Tension?

    So many people suffer from some type of neck tension or at some stage in their life experienced it. It’s really easy to blame technology for neck tension, after all we all spend an enormous amount of our time these days with eyes focused firmly on either a phone or computer. Neck tension is very different from having an actual neck injury or issue, which requires specific treatment or rehabilitation. Neck tension is the result of the following: STRESS! Stress is so ingrained in our day to day life, most of the time we aren’t even aware of how much tension we are holding in the body, especially in the neck and in the jaw. The longer stress stays in your ....

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  • Improve Your Walking Routine with Pilates

    Improve Your Walking Routine with Pilates

    Walking is one of the most fundamental movements we do as humans. It’s how we transport ourselves from one place to another. Even if we’re travelling on some form of transport, we have to walk to get to it. It’s such an organic movement that toddlers don’t receive instructions on how to walk…they just do it! Many people walk for fitness, it’s convenient and is a way of getting outdoors. And just like any other fitness activity if it’s done with poor technique it can potentially lead to injury and contribute to long term problems with joints. So, here’s a question for you… What’s your walking posture? Do you think ....

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  • How Healthy is Your Spine?

    How Healthy is Your Spine?

    We all have one! Most people aren’t too aware of it until it starts to cause pain and discomfort either as a little daily niggle, stiffness…especially first thing in the morning, or as a full blown acute “back” injury If you have ever experienced any of the above, you’ll know how debilitating it can be to have an unhealthy spine. Not just from a pain perspective but from a loss of functional mobility, in other words, being unable to do daily activities either effectively or at all. A couple of simple example of this would be… Being unable to bend over to put on your shoes and socks. Not being able to turn your head to reverse the car. ....

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  • Do You Train For Change?

    Do You Train For Change?

    What’s your ultimate end game with your health, fitness, and wellness? Do you exercise and eat well to change or are you happy just getting by? One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to think that what you are doing with your fitness NOW will still be relevant and get you results in the future. We all get older! That is an undeniable fact! And as we age, our body changes, whether we like it or not. And as the body changes, it’s needs change. Now we can not generalize about what those needs are, every person will have very specific needs as they age. A person who has never exercised until they hit 40, will have different needs to a person who has always ....

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