Benefits of stretching for running

Stretching It’s one of those things you know you should so regularly and you know the benefits!  So why don’t we do it?  Regular stretching increases our flexibility giving us better range of movement and enabling us to perform everyday tasks and sports.  Stretching helps to lengthen muscles and the associated ligaments & tendons.  Helping…

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How to strenthen your core

Have you been doing Pilates for a while now? Noticed that you don’t seen to be getting quite the same benefits as before?  Maybe your body has got so use to the exercises it has stopped responding to Pilates.  This is what we know as Plateauing. I see this a lot in Pilates  Classes. If…

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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…

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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…

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Benefits of Pilates and Weighted balls

Pilates and weighted balls are the theme of this weeks 10 minute online pilates practise video.  You don’t need your own weight balls as a tin of baked beans will work just as well!!  (any other cans will do as well!!)  Weighted balls  are great for building strength and endurance as well as improving balance…

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Pilates, Stretching & 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…

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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…

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How often do you cool down after exercise?

The new 10 minute Online Pilates Practise video goes online today.  This weeks its all about after sport, whether its a run, class or a walk. This session is full of mobilising exercises and some added strength.  How often do you cool down, even after a walk! Cooling down has many benefits after exercise, lowering…

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Pilates Video – Get up and Go No 2

We are so excited, this weeks video makes this our 20th 10 minute online video! Since starting in July with the launch we are so pleased with the response we are having. Our subscribes are enjoying the variety and loving the results that they have achieved for themselves .  This weeks 10 minute video is…

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When is the best time to workout during the day?

  Your new weekly 10 minute pilates  video is now online.  This weeks is a “Gentle Morning Start” mobilising and stretching the body ending with some strength!  So when do you exercise in the  morning or  the evening?  Most people fit in exercise when they can and sometimes that is really hard, which is why…

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Video 18 -After Work Pilates Online Video

This weeks 10 minute Pilates Online Video is a must if you sit  at a desk all day.  Sitting at a desk all day can lead to an inactive lifestyle, but with a few simple adjustments you can make a real difference to you mind and body and help your body stay young Click on the…

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Pilates Online Video – Don’t be put off by the level!

This weeks Pilates Online Video is an advanced session for this weeks Pilates practise videos.  Starting the session standing, so make sure you have room!  Oh and there might be a Teaser in there too!! Why not take a quick look at Joseph Pilates teaching the Teaser!  Enjoy this weeks Pilates Online Video, remember it only takes…

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New Pilates Practise Video online now!

So have you tried this weeks online pilates video yet. This weeks video is a mixed level video so as long as you keep to your level this will be a great workout for you. Just a reminder that a new 10 minute video will posted at 7am every Monday morning!

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Horse Riders try this weeks new Online Pilates Video

New Online Pilates Practise Video is for Horse Riders.  Pilates is great for increasing balance, strength & flexibility as we all know but it also focuses on posture which is so important for all riders. By ensuring a long neutral spine this is turn will help your horse’s balance too and help to increase both…

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For all you Golfers! Pilates online Video

This weeks 10 minute online Pilates Practise Video is a great one for all those Golfers out there. Focusing on stretching & mobilising the areas you use in Golf. Especially good before a practise or match session. Even if you don’t play Golf this video is a great way to mobilise and stretch the body

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Bank Holiday Monday!

Its Bank Holiday Monday in the UK and so we are having a slow morning, but this weeks new Mixed Ability Online practise video is now up and running! Depending on how you are feeling you can take this 10 minute session at the level you want.  It’s ok to take things a bit slower sometimes…

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New Beginners class starting in September

We have a 6 week beginners class starting on Tuesday 12th September at 8am.  Just 45 minutes this course will ensure that you understand the Pilates technique and learn the basic exercises. So that after this course you can join in a mixed ability class on our timetable. For further information please email us: info@studio44pilates.com  

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Pilates Band session now Online

It’s here at last our first 10 minute practise video online with the bands. Even if you don’t have a band you can do the workout without one. Bands are great for adding extra resistance, or helping you get into positions that you normally struggle, helping create muscle memory and ultimately helping you to perform…

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Pilates Practise Video number 10 Now online!

  Exciting News we now have 10 Pilates Practise Videos online for you to chose from.  This weeks Video is intermediate level focusing on core strength and mobility.  Remember even at this level you can change the exercise to the level you feel most comfortable with.          

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Rave reviews for our 10 minute Pilates Online sessions

We have been so excited about how our 10 Minute Pilates practise sessions have been going.  We have had some great reviews.  The whole idea behind this was trying to encourage people to practise  and move regularly either between classes or if they are unable to get to classes. Regular practise as mentioned in the…

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Flowing 10 Minute Pilates Practise Session now Online

This weeks 10 minutes Pilates Practise Video is now Online. This weeks video is all about flowing movements together.  Something a bit different to keep motivation in your practise.  Still focusing on strength & mobility. So if you haven’t signed up yet why not start your 7 day free trial today.

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Another Online 10 minute Pilates practise video arriving Monday!

If you haven’t signed up yet to our 10 Minute Online Pilates Practise Videos don’t delay!  This weeks video out tomorrow is a Mixed ability session. Options for every level to take at your own pace.  Why not try the 7 day free trail. A great way to keep you Pilates practise going through the…

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Weekly Pilates Online Video

Today see’s the New Pilates online video published to the site. This weeks video focuses on the Stomach Series. These are 5 exercises that Joseph Pilates put together to challenge the core. This is a great challenge that you should try in your weekly practise sessions and you will see great results. Make sure you practice…

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Reset your password to access online pilates videos

We’ve had a couple of questions about lost or forgotten passwords, so we thought we’d show you where to go to reset this. On the login page (accessible by the link in the navigation, on the left) you’ll see a “Lost Password” link, click on this and it will take you to the reset password…

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New Pilates Video Online Today!

The first New 10 minute Pilates Video goes online today. Make sure you try it out! This weeks Pilates Video concentrates on strengthening the glutes and mobilising the spine, perfect for anytime of the day.

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