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  • A Simple Guide to Fixing Back Pain Forever!

    A Simple Guide to Fixing Back Pain Forever!

    Let’s face it, being in pain sucks! It limits what you can do and not only creates a narrow life but can become your life! Is it possible to get rid of back pain forever? Absolutely! We’ve helped hundreds of people get rid of back pain with the amazing pilates method of exercise. Below are the essential elements that will help you overcome chronic or acute back pain. POSTURE Is the foundation for all movement in the body! Do you think of your posture as being good or bad? Posture isn’t “good” or “bad”, it’s not being anything…it just is! The word posture relates to the position that your body is in at any given ....

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  • Pilates v Weight Training

    Pilates v Weight Training

    You’ve made the decision to make health and fitness a higher priority and want to “get stronger” and now have to decide on how you’re going to achieve your goal. Today, there are so many fitness options available, which one is going to be right for you? The first step is to define what “getting stronger” is to you, as different people will have a different and specific idea of what that is. There are two ways you can look at your “getting stronger” goal. Firstly, from a physical perspective, how you want your body to look and feel. Then have a think about how you want “getting stronger” to impact your daily life and ....

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  • Are You a Pilates Beginner?

    Are You a Pilates Beginner?

    Have you always wanted to try Pilates? You’ve heard about the results it gives people…core strength, flexibility, mobility, good posture and a toned “pilates body”. But you’ve never taken any action on starting a pilates program. Why? Many people can feel afraid that being a pilates beginner, they won’t be able to “do” pilates. Well, this is true! You actually WON’T be able to do pilates if you have never done it before! Every single person who has accomplished and learnt the PILATES method of exercise started from the same place that you are right now…AS A BEGINNER!! That’s right, even Pilates Teachers ....

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  • The Truth About New Year's Resolutions

    The Truth About New Year's Resolutions

    Did you know that setting a new year’s resolution is one of the biggest mistakes you can make if you really want to improve your health, fitness and wellness? What you really need to do is determine how you want your health, fitness and wellness to be not just in the next year, but for the rest of your life! And the key to achieving your optimum health, fitness and wellness comes down to how much value you put on it, making lifestyles choices and changes and taking a big picture, lifetime approach…not just a “new year” approach. Have you heard the phrase “Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail”? Right after making a new year’s resolution, the ....

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  • What Pilates Class is Best For Me?

    What Pilates Class is Best For Me?

    If you’ve been thinking about starting a pilates program or maybe getting back to one after a break, with so many pilates options to choose from these days, how do you know which one is right for you? There are a few questions you need to answer before deciding so you’re very clear on why you want to attend pilates classes and what you hope to achieve or what results you want. Why pilates? With so many health and fitness options to chose from, why pilates? The benefits of pilates are quite unique and different from other fitness activities. Correcting postural imbalances, flexibility and mobility, injury rehabilitation and core strength fitness are the main ....

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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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  • 3 Tips To Help You Get Awesome Abs

    3 Tips To Help You Get Awesome Abs

    Every single person who starts a PILATES program wants stronger abs and core strength, for a very good reason. Having strong, functional abs feels awesome!! Your entire body feels lighter, your spine is supported, flexible and able to do everyday tasks without pain! And, your belly is flatter, toned and has shape…always a good thing! There are a few reasons why many people struggle to get STRONG ABS. TIP 1 - KNOWLEDGE Let’s face it…you don’t know, what you don’t know! When it comes to exercise, specifically the development of strong abs and a strong core, just doing some crunches and planks…like everyone else is doing, usually ....

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  • Why Pilates Flattens Abs

    Why Pilates Flattens Abs

    Pilates is universally known for its ability to increase core strength, and giving you flat and toned “Pilates Abs”. But do you know why? Well, firstly let’s get one thing clear. Core strength is not the same as abdominal strength! This is a big misconception that many people have. The definition of core strength is: “The balanced development of all the muscles of the torso, including the very deep postural muscles. All these muscles need to work in harmony and with just the right balance of strength and length and include the abdominal, back, hip and shoulder muscles.” So as you can see, core strength is pretty complex and abdominal strength ....

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  • Motivation v Commitment

    Motivation v Commitment

    Health, fitness and wellness has never been more critical than right now. How motivated are YOU to create bullet proof health, fitness and wellness? Maybe you are, but don’t make the mistake of confusing motivation with commitment, they are completely different and to succeed in achieving a “bullet proof” body, commitment is the most important of the two. There is a massive misunderstanding that you get motivated and commit to improving your health and fitness. But people who succeed at achieving their goals commit to a healthy lifestyle for the duration of their life in full knowledge and awareness that motivation is a roller coaster and goes up and ....

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  • Are Your Knees Fit To Hike?

    Are Your Knees Fit To Hike?

    The popularity of getting out in to nature for hikes and treks has increased over the past few years with many people opting for active weekends and destination holiday hikes and treks. Preparing for a big hike or trek usually includes a fitness program of some sort and yes, it definitely should include lots of walking. But walking alone won’t prepare your body for the ups and downs you’ll potentially encounter. Strength, flexibility and balance should be the foundation of a hiker’s fitness program. And of course, this is what Pilates provides! One of the potentially biggest issues you may encounter physically on a hike is knee pain, and it isn’t the ....

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