Pilates Elf

It’s December! We have all heard of the “Elf on the Shelf” an Elf sent from Father Christmas to check if the children have been good or not, nightly reporting back to him.  So let me introduce Pilate Elf (although i think he needs  a name!!)  He’s here to make sure you have done your…

The Glut Muscles

This weeks 10 Minute Online Pilates Practise Video is all about the Glut muscles.  What are the Gluts?  They are a group of 3 muscles that make up the buttocks. The Gluts stabilise the Pelvis, keep movement in the hip joints and when they are strong the lower back doesn’t take all the stress! They…

Pilates, Stretching and Flexibility

Pilates, stretching and flexibility!  All words you hear in Pilates regularly?  So could you list the exercises that increase our flexibility?  You probably don’t realise you do these exercises every week and slowly will increase your flexibility.  The Mermaid, Glut stretch, Swan dive, Spine stretch & the Roll down.  So how often should stretch.  There…

Mixed Ability Pilates Video

How do you like to start your pilates session?  Standing or lying down?  This week we start the 10 minute Pilates video standing. It’s easy to mobilise more of the body when standing, especially the shoulder and upper body area.  Depending on the time of day you exercise will make a difference too, I always…

Reasons People don’t exercise!

What is exercise? Exercise – activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness. “exercise improves your heart and lung power” synonyms: physical activity, movement, exertion, effort, work; We know the benefits of exercise, don’t we? With so much in the media and the brilliant “how to stay young “documentary on…