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Pilates for Runners

Should runners do Pilates? Did you book a spring running event, maybe a marathon, and now you’re gutted your event is cancelled due to Covid-19? Perhaps you are secretly pleased it has been cancelled because you were never going to make it to the start line?! What went wrong? Is it because you’ve had an injury or a niggle that just won’t go away or have you just not been able to stick to your well-intentioned training plan that you set last year?  For those of you that don’t think you’re going to make it, let’s have a #runnerswake! What...

Jul 10, 2020

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Immunity and Pilates

How to boost your immune system with Pilates What is the Immune system? The immune system is your body’s number one defence mechanism and protects you from various types of disease-causing bacteria and viruses. It is a complex fighting system which uses your circulation and lymphatic system to transport elements around your body. Your immune system and your health are directly related. The stronger your immune system is, the more protection you will have against colds, viruses and other illnesses. A weak immune system can cause; More frequent colds and infections Slower wound healing Anaemia (low iron levels in your...

Jul 10, 2020

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What is Reformer Pilates?

WHAT IS REFORMER PILATES? The reformer is a machine which consists of a sliding carriage with springs, bars and straps. Invented by Joseph Pilates nearly 100 years ago for bedridden soldiers during the first world war, it is not just another fitness fad but a remarkable piece of equipment. The reformer is also very versatile. You can lie, kneel and stand on it and adjust the tension of the springs to different levels to create the ultimate workout. The reformer allows your body to move through a full range of motion, something which can be difficult on a mat alone....

Jul 10, 2020

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Advantages of Reformer Pilates Over Mat Pilates?

 Pilates is well known for being the ultimate whole body workout, through routines based around the repetition of movements which extend and tone muscles. Devised by Joseph Pilates during WW1, the general practice of these movements tends to be on a mat. However, when devising his exercises, Joseph Pilates also identified that more precision, targeted practice – and results – can be achieved by using a machine to improve the impact of exercises by offering resistance, so Pilates himself created the first Reformer Pilates machines. Initial prototypes were further developed as a means of offering exercise to war casualties...

Jul 10, 2020

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