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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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  • 5 Reasons You Need To Take A Pilates Mat Class

    5 Reasons You Need To Take A Pilates Mat Class

    If you're justgetting started with pilates, you might be having trouble deciding whether you want to takepilates mat classes or pilates reformer classes. The reformer has become symbolic of pilates, but that doesn't mean a mat class isn't worth your time. Don’t get me wrong, the pilates studio equipment including the reformer are amazing, but the pilates mat 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, ....

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  • Why Pilates Mat Matters

    Why Pilates Mat Matters

    With the rapid growth of the pilates industry over the past 5 years or so, there has been an explosion of group reformer classes. I understand why everyone love the pilates reformer, it’s an amazing piece of equipment that can literally “reform” your body. But… This has unfortunately led to a perception that the pilates mat work is a “poor alternative” to group reformer classes. This is incredibly incorrect!!! Both hold equal value for different reasons. Using the pilates reformer provides a workout that gives you resistance and assistance at the same time. In a small, clinical setting it can be used for injury rehabilitation, pre ....

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  • Will Pilates Help Me Lose Weight?

    Will Pilates Help Me Lose Weight?

    It’s an understandable question to ask. After all, pilates is a form of exercise and participating in an exercise program can help you lose weight, right?? Wrong!! The correct question should read… Will losing weight help me with Pilates?
    And the answer to this question is yes, 100%! OK, this is how it works… Weight loss is very simple, energy in needs to be less than energy out to create an energy deficit for your body to start to use it’s “stored” energy reserves (aka body fat). Now you can manipulate this energy equation by expending more energy with activity that is either long and low intensity or short and high intensity. ....

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  • Why Pilates Prevents Injuries

    Why Pilates Prevents Injuries

    It’s almost become “normal” to have some type of physical injury or issue these days. You only have to look at how many allied health professionals there are to know that many people struggle with some kind of ache or pain and going to the physio/osteo/chiro is routine. Why? Well Joseph Pilates talks about “normal health” in his books and that it’s a natural condition that we all have the birth right to attain. But as the world has developed over the past few hundred years, it’s been at the cost of “normal health”. As a consequence, our modern lifestyle actually causes poor health. This includes the health of our joints, ....

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  • Garuda Method v Pilates Method

    Garuda Method v Pilates Method

    We love the Pilates method of exercise and truly believe that it should be the foundation of any health, fitness and wellness program. It creates inner, postural core strength, flexibility and mobility and develops a strong and functional connection of the mind and body. Joseph Pilates was way ahead of his time when he developed his exercise method, and thanks to his commitment and dedication to his vision, millions of people around the world now benefit from practicing Pilates. But we are on the precipice of a brand new approach to human movement. This is a result of a few things… Technology has allowed us to learn at a level beyond anything we have previously ....

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  • Why Don't You Stretch?

    Why Don't You Stretch?

    Here’s how the conversation goes… Client: “I’m really tense and tight in my neck and shoulders, they ache at the end of the day and then keep me awake at night” Me: “Do you do any stretching at home?” Client: “No…I know I should” (sheepishly) Me: “OK, do you think you could start doing some simple stretching to release you shoulders before you go to bed?” Client: “I can try, but…….” (Just insert whatever excuse comes straight in to your head) So you might think I’m being a bit harsh, but I have had this conversation over and over again and I find it perplexing that ....

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  • How's Your Mobility?

    How's Your Mobility?

    Being a Pilates studio, we get quite a few people coming to us to try to get a more flexible, mobile body. They have googled stretches to do and maybe do them for a few weeks, then life gets busy and they forget about stretching, and it didn’t really make much difference anyway. Then something happens, an injury, or the build-up of daily pain and discomfort becomes too much and they decide to take action again…Pilates is good for stretching right? Well yes, but getting a mobile flexible body is much more than just stretching. Firstly, there is a difference between flexibility and mobility. Mobility is about range of movement of your joints and your ....

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  • Can you touch your toes?

    Can you touch your toes?

    It’s a question many people ask themselves in relation to flexibility, but is touching your toes a good measure of flexibility? Well, yes and no! Let’s start with the “yes” first. Bending forward in either a seated or standing position will definitely give you an idea of how long the back of your body is, including your spine, hamstrings and calves. It’s very important for the back of your body to have length for function, to minimise postural imbalances and potential for either chronic or acute injury. But having great flexibility and mobility involves the entire body, not just the back of it. You might naturally have length in the back ....

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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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