Is Pilates A Good Form Of Strength Training?

I am often asked whether Pilates is a form of strength training.  The answer is a big YES! Pilates involves a lot of  movements, big and small, utilising springs from the equipment, hand weights and body weight.  

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The Missing Key To Reducing Stress and Injury

The most common way of injuring ourselves is through any type of trauma to the body, like when we fall or bump into something.

The other, less known, way is through poor management of the load we impose on our bodies and nervous system.

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Why Is Pilates Great Throughout Pregnancy?

Pre Natal Pilates

Many women often ask how Pilates benefits them throughout their pregnancy.   Pilates is a fantastic choice of exercise during this time because of its wonderful ability to move with you through your pregnancy journey. Exercises can be easily modified for you depending on which stage of your pregnancy you are in and how you are feeling on the day of your Pilates class. 

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Healthy Snickers Slice

Do you ever get a craving for a certain flavour combination?  Snickers perhaps?  I am not the biggest fan of peanut butter however the peanut butter in the base of this slice tastes absolutely delicious.  The base and middle have a lovely fudgy-ness (is that even a word?) to them and the cashews in the middle give the taste and feel of the nougat in a Snickers bar. 

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Why Is It Important To Move The Body As A Whole?

It is ideal to have a body which functions well.  By this I mean strong, flexible, mobile and balanced.   We need a functional body that can adapt to the different movements we do every day such as sitting down and standing up, stepping on and off a bus, bending over, pushing, pulling, sports, walking, running around with the kids, twisting. Pilates is a fantastic way to work on all of these movements and more.

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Coconut Seed Slice

Here is a quick and easy recipe for coconut seed slice. A slice which is nut-free, grain-free, oil-free and egg free and requires NO BAKING! High in protein and fibre, these energy bars make for an energy boosting midday snack or a little treat at the end of your day. 

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Why Pilates Is Great For Men

Pilates For Men

I often get asked, is Pilates for men? My answer - ABSOLUTELY!   Think about it, Pilates was started by a man, Joseph H Pilates and it has been a method used by elite athletes, both men and women, for over 50 years.

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Why Is Exercising Our Feet Important?

Pilates Footwork On Reformer

Our feet are the most utilised part of the body and, it seems, the least taken care of….and I’m not talking about pedicures! Our feet move us through our day and get us to where we want to go every single day of our lives. 

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Glutes - Why Are They Important For Our Posture?

Our glutes are the largest group of muscles in the body. They consist of three muscles which work together to abduct (move away from the body), rotate and extend the hip making them vital to our everyday movements. 

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Pelvic Position - Why Is This Important?

Lying on you back, place the palms of your hands on your ASIS (anterior point of hip bones) and align your hands in a diagonal direction so that fingers meet on your pubic rami (bony area at the lower front of your pelvis). Rock your pelvis forward and back a few times, keeping your hands in position.

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