Can One Exercise Change Your Life?

Can One Exercise Change Your Life?

Is it possible for one exercise to change your life? For me, the answer is yes! As a kid I had what is commonly called a ‘sway back’, which is a larger-than-usual curve in the lower back. It wasn’t painful, it was just ‘normal’ for me and I didn’t really know it...
I Feel Taller!

I Feel Taller!

It’s always a surprise for anyone that is doing Pilates for the first time, but the feeling of being taller is not just in your imagination. When I was pregnant with my first child I had all the usual tests done- I’ve never been sure why they measure your height, but...
Why Do Athletes Do Pilates?

Why Do Athletes Do Pilates?

More and more we hear that high-profile athletes have taken up Pilates- so what is it about Pilates that gives them an edge? Most traditional training methods used by athletes train the superficial muscles of the body. Generally- due the nature of their sport-...
How does Pilates relieve back pain?

How does Pilates relieve back pain?

A quick Google search of Pilates will tell you that Pilates is the ‘go to’ exercise for relieving back pain, so let me sum up how it works. Firstly, Pilates strengthens the deep muscles of the torso known as the core. This is important because it’s these muscles that...