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Why Is Pilates Great For Runners?





 

Pilates is a great addition for runners to help decrease their risk of injury and to improve their efficiency of running. Whilst running is predominantly cardio based, strength of the glutes and core are integral to support the pelvis and spine during locomotion. 

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Why Are Strong Gluteus So Important?


Pilates Side Lying Clam

The gluteus are the largest group of muscles in our body and quite often can be an overlooked and under worked (or incorrectly worked) area of the body. Whilst there is a lot of emphasis placed upon having a strong core for fitness, a strong body and rehabilitation, and yes this is also very important, our gluteus play a very important role as well. Many people do not know how to activate their gluteus and can instead use other muscles like their tensor fascia latae (TFL), hamstrings, psoas or quadriceps.

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Healthy Banana Pancakes


Healthy Banana Pancakes

These are the easiest, fastest, yummiest pancakes you will ever make!

Quite often in the morning I am running out the door to get to the Pilates Studio.  As breakfast is my favourite meal of the day, I like to sit down and enjoy a nice meal to start the day.  I am more of a savoury breakfast person but once a week, I LOVE a pancake day!

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Breakfast Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms



This protein and iron packed nutritional breakfast also makes for a great "easy dinner" after your Pilates class.

Quick to make, minimal ingredients and it tastes delicious.

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Why Pilates Is A Whole Body Workout




 

Many people associate Pilates with core work, however it is much more of a whole-body workout. Pilates integrates many whole-body systems including the muscular, nervous and lymphatic systems to achieve better balance and function.

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Easy Buddha Bowl



With acai bowls for breakfast, the buddha bowls are another one of this years food trends.  Comprising of lots of colour and variety, these bowls full of vegetables, grains and protein will leave you feeling happy and satisfied.

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If You Don't Use It, You Will Lose It


We have all heard this term before, but many forget the implications. Movement is proven time and time again as the best mode of therapy for prevention and treatment of many musculoskeletal conditions. 

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Super Summer Porridge


Super Summer Porridge


Starting the day right by eating a good breakfast helps to make continually good food choices for the rest of the day. Usually we are rushing around in the mornings and it is very easy to forget breakfast. This means we will be less alert, have lower concentration levels and it will be more challenging to function effectively throughout the day.

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Orange Chia Seed Pudding



This chia pudding is wonderful for breakfast, dessert or as a during-the-day snack.  I love that you can easily make this ahead of time and keep it in the fridge for a couple of days ready for when you need.  

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Why Is A Postural Analysis Important When Starting Pilates?


Pilates Postural Analysis

A postural analysis is necessary when starting Pilates to enable Pilates Instructors to create an exercise program which caters for your needs. These may include injuries, muscular imbalances, weakness, poor posture, lack of range of movement or other physical goals that have brought you to beginning your journey with us.

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