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  • 5 Reasons Why Losing Weight Will Improve Your Core & Posture

    5 Reasons Why Losing Weight Will Improve Your Core & Posture

    As we start to move out of restrictions, it's quite timely to talk about how losing weight can have a big impact on your core strength!! Below are 5 reasons why getting those few extra "iso" kilos off, will not only make you look and feel better, but create a body that is capable of performing day to day tasks with ease, and also capable of supporting and preserving joint health…including the spine. When you read through them, see how many reasons you can relate to. Then make a conscious decision to take action and do all you can to support and nurture your body…after all you only have one and it needs to last a lifetime! Here we go… 1. Belly ....

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  • 4 Tips for a Healthy Spine

    4 Tips for a Healthy Spine

    How do you know if your spine is healthy? I’m sure most people would say that if you don’t feel pain, then you have a healthy spine, but that’s not always the case. Usually by the time you’re feeling pain, your spine has been losing “health” for an extended period of time and the pain you feel is the spine telling you it’s had enough! One of the foundation principles of the Pilates method of exercise is being pro active about your health and not waiting for something to go wrong before you give your health some attention. This also applies to the health of your spine. There are some simple actions you can take to ensure your spine ....

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  • Breathe To Get A Strong Core

    Breathe To Get A Strong Core

    You can not have a strong core without effective breathing! Really? Yes, really!!! This is why… There are six traditional movement principles that are the building blocks of Pilates.
    Flow Having a “strong core” isn’t just about strong abdominals…to read what core strength actually is CLICK HERE
    It is complete co-ordination of all the muscles in the body…including the breathing muscles. Now, Joseph Pilates had a firm belief about breathing and health, and how a lack of correct breathing contributed to illness and a lack of energy. So, as always with Pilates, the ....

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  • Your Butt & Back Pain

    Your Butt & Back Pain

    How healthy is your butt? I’m not talking about how it looks, but how functional are your butt muscles? Technically, they are a group of muscles called the gluteals, or more commonly known as your “glutes”. To simplify what we’re talking about, let's to stick with the term…butt! Your butt muscles play a key role in helping control and support movements of spine, pelvis, hips, and legs. Unfortunately, our “sitting lifestyle” means that we’re sitting on our butt for long periods of time, leading to tight and weak hip muscles. It’s a major issue for many people, and lower back pain is one of the most common health ....

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  • 10 Best Benefits of Pilates

    10 Best Benefits of Pilates

    Why is Pilates so good? What’s the difference between Pilates and other types of exercise? With so many fitness options available these days, why would you start a pilates program versus a traditional fitness program? Below are 10 benefits that only Pilates can give you. We’ve seen hundreds of people here a Pilates Plus in Highett achieve all of these and much more! 1. Posture
    No other exercise method is based on correcting postural imbalances. This is the foundation of the Pilates method of exercise and correct posture is the foundation of good movement capability. 2. Core Strength
    Who wants flat abs? Pilates teaches you how to use your abdominals ....

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  • Do you have weak wrists?

    Do you have weak wrists?

    Have you ever thought about how much you use your wrists during the day? Just about any time you move your arm and hand, your wrist will be actively involved. And in our modern techno world, our wrists can be involved in typing, texting, swiping and scrolling for hours and hours daily. Based on this fact alone, you’d assume that most people would have mega strong wrists, right? So why do so many people struggle with wrist pain when they attempt to do any kind of exercise where weight is placed on the joint? This, of course, excludes people who have injuries or bio mechanical issues with their wrist joint, let’s assume we’re talking about healthy joints. Most ....

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  • How To Avoid The Back Hump

    How To Avoid The Back Hump

    Over the past 11 years , we've met people young and old, fit and not so fit who have had issues with their spines and posture. Many of these people complain of neck and upper back pain, tension or stiffness. Even outside of our confined lifestyle right now, we have been living a “sitting” lifestyle that presents big challenges for our bodies. It creates all sorts of imbalances and issues which, if left unattended, can lead to the appearance of the upper back hump, which can lead to aches and pains and a decreased quality of life. Joseph Pilates knew that… “I challenge any person to sit quietly and unmoving for one hour in any modern chair. The ....

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  • Why Walking Isn't Enough

    Why Walking Isn't Enough

    We are in fact the only creatures on the planet that do it! Walking is one of the most fundamental and natural movements we can do as human beings. An infant moves from crawling to walking without having to “learn” how to do it, they just do it naturally, we are wired to do it and it’s part of our innate ability to survive. Then we get to the other end of life and our ability to walk becomes significant for our survival also. Nobody wants to become so incapacitated that they are no longer able to walk either unaided or at all. Our survival then becomes fully reliant on other people taking care of us and our daily life experiences diminish significantly. ....

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  • Pilates At Home - 3 Tips

    Pilates At Home - 3 Tips

    So here we are in a point in time where staying fit and healthy has NEVER been more important. Body, mind and spirit health now have equal importance. The amazing pilates method of exercise that Joseph Pilates developed over 100 years ago, is NOT just a bunch of exercises for your body. It’s a way of life that has a FOUNDATION of balance and health in body, mind and spirit with the purpose of living a happy and purposeful life for the duration of your life. The pilates mat exercises were developed specifically by Joseph Pilates for EVERYONE to be able to develop a balanced body and mind without having to leave home! Again, way ahead of his time. Here are 3 ....

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  • Why Pilates Mat Matters in 2020

    Why Pilates Mat Matters in 2020

    Joseph Pilates wrote a little book in 1945, Return to Life Through Contrology. It wasn’t and still isn’t a “best seller” but it should be. Essentially, it’s a “how to” manual on how to attain and maintain your optimal health, fitness and wellness with the only financial cost being for the book, no equipment needed and there is absolutely NO NEED TO LEAVE YOUR HOME. There are 34 pilates mat exercises which are illustrated in the book with very specific instructions on what and how to do them. You’re advised by Joseph that if you perform these exercises four times a week for 3 months your body development will be approaching ideal, ....

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