Clam exercise- Why it doesn’t always work

Clam exercise- Why it doesn’t always work

The pilates exercise the “clam” is a hugely popular exercise. It is used in pilates and fitness classes, on gym floors, and for rehabilitation. Yes, I use it all the time too both for work and my personal practise. But is using the clam always the answer?...
Pilates Breathing- Why it is so important!

Pilates Breathing- Why it is so important!

How often do you think about how you breathe? I’m guessing not very often! Becoming familiar with your natural breathing pattern can have a positive effect on your mental health, emotions, reactions to stress and anxiety, and muscular tensions. Breathing more...
Pilates OR Cardio?

Pilates OR Cardio?

A very good question asked by many who prefer one discipline over the other, or those who are time restricted in how many workouts they can do! Does your week have time for both pilates and cardio? Or more importantly, should we be doing both? This is something I have...
Pilates for Low Back Pain

Pilates for Low Back Pain

Pilates is one of the best forms of treatment for back pain! Why it is effective may be less clear so here we explain why pilates could work for you.  Firstly, we use our backs for almost every single task in daily life therefore it is inevitable that we will...
Pilates for Marathon Runners

Pilates for Marathon Runners

Running is one of the most popular sports, it’s easy to get involved with, requires little equipment or planning and is an excellent cardiovascular workout! For those who are regularly clocking up the miles, the repetitive nature of running can lead to numerous...