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 …..
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 …..
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 …..
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 …..