Organised by parts of the body...
Spine, Ribs and Neck
Pre-Pilates for a Healthy Spine
Your spine is the best friend you never knew you had! These exercises will help you get a spine that is both strong and mobile to withstand all that life throws at it! Look after your spine and it’ll have your back too!
Pre-Pilates: Breathing, Ribs & Abdominals
We spend most of our lives never thinking about breathing. But learning to control our breathing: into our diaphragm or into our ribs helps us strengthen our abdominals and mobilise our ribcage.
Pre-Pilates for a Healthy Neck
Our neck supports a heavy weight! It is also highly mobile and often becomes too mobile because our upper spine isn’t sufficiently mobile. Learn to both strengthen and mobilise your upper back & rib cage neck for better posture and health.
Pre-Pilates for your Hips and Pelvis
Poor connections and imbalances in and around the hips (and pelvis) can cause knee and lower back problems.
Remember: “we are born through the pelvis and die through the hip”. (Bill Bryson)
Pre-Pilates for your Knees
Knees are designed to be a hinge and they are caught up between highly mobile ankles and hips.
Too much instability in either or muscle imbalances higher up or lower down, often causes knees problems.
Pre-Pilates for Toes & Feet
Our feet need to be mobile and elastic for shock absorption when we strike the ground but be able to lock up like a Rubik’s Cube when we push off from the ground. We need both strength and mobility in our feet and toes.
Pre-Pilates for your Shoulders
Shoulders provide a platform for your arms to move in every direction. If you have difficulty reaching into the top kitchen cupboard – these exercises are for you!
Pre-Pilates for your Arms
Once you lose full mobility of your elbow, it’s very difficult to get it back again! These exercises help us to strengthen our arms and maintain full range of movement in our elbows.
Pre-Pilates for your wrists, hands and fingers
Are you a Keyboard Warrior? Try these mobilisation and strengthening exercises to keep your wrists in good condition and away from a medical wrist support!
Pre-Pilates to Improve Balance
Our balance deteriorates with age, but there’s plenty we can do to slow that or even reverse that trend. Remember: we are plastic until the end – we can always reverse trends.
Foam Roller Massage you can do at home
As a runner and cyclist, I’ve found foam roller massage a very useful way to work out tightness in my body – and that has helped me with my Pilates practice!
Headstands, handstands & inversions...
There’s a lot of upside-down work in Pilates starting with Rolling exercises like Rolling Like a Ball and Seal to full inversions like The Candlestick on the Cadillac. Get started here!
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