With Pilates, we often speak to people who worry that if they miss a few classes they will lose everything they have been taught. But just like riding a bike, you never forget how to use the skills you learned. We love this quote from Joseph Pilates: “If you will faithfully follow the instructions, beginning …..
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 …..
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 …..
Pilates during pregnancy is a fantastic way of exercising safely, targeting the specific muscles directly involved in labour in addition to offering a more ‘global’ work out. Why do Pilates during pregnancy? Reduce back pain/ pelvic pain. During pregnancy your body produces a hormone called relaxin, which results in increased laxity of the ligaments. …..
In the last month we’ve welcomed several new people to the Physio & Pilates Central team. Liz is an experienced physiotherapist and Pilates instructor who brings experience treating women’s health issues and pregnancy-related pain to the team. Liz also has a particular interest in post-surgical rehabilitation and is able to combine her physiotherapy and …..
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 …..
Santa was back again this week – the good news is that his knee is fine now but the bad news is that he’s been having some problems with his back. With all those presents to carry, plenty of mince pies to eat and lots of time to relax over the summer, Santa put on …..
Children ages 5-18 should be taking part in at least 60 minutes ‘aerobic activity’ each day and the benefits of this are well documented; from improving overall health to helping with musculoskeletal and bone development, reducing the risk of diabetes and improving mental health and concentration. Reaching this target might be easy for some but …..