The core – not a slightly dodgy action movie from the 90’s, but an important part of any workout and something many people neglect. So what actually is ‘the core’? The core refers to ‘deep muscles’ that make up your lower trunk and pelvis. Their role is to provide stability and a centre point for …..
As most of our clients and followers know, we offer mat, reformer and chair Pilates at Physio and Pilates Central. Although it might involve less hi-tech equipment, mat Pilates classes remain popular for all ages and we have seen a significant uptake in the number of our male participants. What equipment do I use in …..
We are excited to announce that we are now offering reformer sessions at our Richmond clinic! If this wasn’t enough, a we have a brand-new piece of large Pilates equipment at Wimbledon called the split-pedal chair. Many people ask which is more suitable for them and while we usually suggest that, if you’re brand new to …..
Next week is Men’s Health Week. A national initiative to encourage men and boys to seek medical advice for any health concerns and this year the focus is on belly fat. Belly fat increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, certain cancers and high blood pressure, in addition to sleep apnoea (snoring). According to the Men’s …..
Every pregnancy and childbirth is unique. The emotional and physical challenges facing new mums can be overwhelming and Pilates can be an excellent method of safely exercising whilst reconnecting with your body. Here we’ve compiled a list of just some of the benefits of pilates post childbirth. Postural Awareness During pregnancy, your centre of …..
What is a reformer? For people new to the world of pilates, a reformer can look like an intimidating piece of equipment. A reformer is just one of the large pieces of equipment on which to perform traditional pilates exercises, just like the cadillac, arc barrel and split pedal chair. A reformer consists of …..
April is National Stress Awareness month and it’s something that many people find Pilates can help with. Stress is something that we all experience from time to time – it’s part and parcel of life. Problems happen when we feel stressed all the time. When we are stressed our bodies release cortisol, a steroid hormone, …..
Simon Redstone, Director and Clinical Lead Physiotherapist I’ve been into sport all of my life and started really getting into fitness from around my teens. I regularly cycle, try to snowboard a few times a year and have even been known to go for the odd run. I started Pilates towards the end of 2016 …..
Pilates classes are back in full swing after the Christmas break and it was lovely to see everyone return with such enthusiasm. At the start of the new year it’s always good to stop, take stock and start the year mindful of the weeks and months ahead. Our Pilates practise is no exception. With …..
We recently added Pilates to our range of services at Physio (and now Pilates) Central, including the addition of a purpose-built studio in our new Wimbledon clinic. But how did it come about? Pilates was named after Joseph Pilates, born in Germany in 1883. He was a sickly child and believed that fitness and exercise …..