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5 things you didn't know about Pilates

5 Things you did not know about Pilates

Core strength is only a small part of Pilates – although working on your core strength, the control of your abdominal (transversus abdominus) and direct back stabilising muscles ( multifidus) is a principal that should be engaged during all Pilates exercises, it is only the beginning of a good Pilates program. The aim of any good

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What is clinical Pilates and what is it not?

Clinical Pilates is a variation on traditional Pilates that takes the knowledge and skills of physiotherapists and exercise physiologists in the human body and injury management and uses the Pilates exercises and equipment in ways that are most beneficial from an injury, exercise science and performance perspective. The real strength of the Clinical Pilates process

How do I know if I'm exercising correctly?

How do I know if I am exercising correctly?

There are a few things you can do to make sure that you’re doing exercises correctly. Firstly, make sure that you know what muscle groups you want to work during an exercise.  All exercises have to have a purpose to be effective and specific to your needs.  For example, if you want to work on your knee

What is normal muscle fatigue

What is normal muscle fatigue & when should I worry?

When you exercise, in particular after strength training, there will be a degree of slight tearing in the structure of the muscle the day or two after exercise.  This is normal, and occurs because you have taken the muscle beyond what it would normally do in order to give it a reason to grow and change.  The

Is Pilates strength training?

Is Pilates a good substitute for strength training?

In general, clinical and reformer based Pilates is strength training.  The wonderful thing about reformer based Pilates is that it not only works on the obvious power muscles that you generally tend to work in the gym, but you also target the stabilising muscles, the muscles that control movement, which makes training more efficient and effective.

Bridging exercise for SIJ pain

Bridging – a simple exercise if you’re suffering from SIJ pain

Click here to watch a video of Mike talking about SIJ pain and how bridging can help alleviate the pain as well as strengthen the area.

Poor posture can cause neck pain

Click here to watch the video of Mike talking about poor posture and how it can result in neck pain. He will also demonstrate simple exercises you can do from home to strengthen your shoulders.

Why sit ups is not a good exercise during and after pregnancy?

Click here to watch this video of Mike explaining why sit ups is not an ideal exercise during and after pregnancy. Mike will also show you a more appropriate and effective exercise instead of sit ups.

How strong bottom muscles can help improve your balance

Click here to watch the video of Mike explaining how strong bottom muscles can help improve your balance.

How a pillow can help improve your balance

Do you know how a pillow can improve your balance?

Click here to watch the video of Mike explaining how a pillow can be used to help improve your balance.

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