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Consistent daily action over time gives consistent results.  It's the key ingredient in doing better work, getting in shape and achieving success....

Deep Core Activation Deep Core Activation is the foundation of all Pilates exercises.  It is the key to all effective, elegant and balanced movement. Deep Core Activation is realised by: Multifidi Transversus abdominis Diaphragm Pelvic Floor   Without the stabilization provided by the deep core......

Breathing in Pilates Breathing is the basis of our existence.  It’s the first thing we do in life and from that moment, it creates the rhythm of life. Breathing techniques can be used to reduce stress, lower or raise blood pressure, improve aerobic capacity and......

How to make Pilates cheaper   In the post “Why is Pilates so Expensive?” I looked at reasons why Pilates is much more expensive than other forms of exercise methods.  But it is possible to make your Pilates practice more economical that it appears at......

Why is Pilates so Expensive?   The Short version You get what you pay for.  Pilates is expensive because: Not all Pilates is created equal Comprehensive Training (rather than just mat) and Certification is long and it’s detailed (500 hours min) ; Buying the equipment and......

Rowing 1 aka (“Into the Sternum” or “Rowing Back – Round Back”) Like Footwork in last week’s video post, into the Sternum is not one exercise, but a whole series of (in the Classical Pilates repertoire at least) exercises: Rowing 1: Into the Sternum Rowing 2: 90°......

Pilates Footwork It’s very tempting, and not surprising, to think of Footwork in Pilates as a basic leg strengthening exercise.  Well, on the face of things, it is: on the Reformer the Footwork resembles a squat done lying down.  However, the range of possibilities that are......

Osteoporosis and Pilates Osteoporosis and it’s precursor, osteopenia are common in both men and, more often, women during and after middle age.  Causing weakened bones due to lower bone mass it has many causes including both diet and inactivity.  Increasing levels of activity can arrest......

Pilates & Your Pregnancy Being active is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and this is equally true during pregnancy and after delivery. Arguably, it is more important to exercise during pregnancy than at other times. However, the physical changes that accompany pregnancy will......