The fitness and wellbeing industry is rife with false promises and unscientific claims that can range from scamming click bait to dangerous misinformation. Pilates is not immune to this. I've selected 3 common Pilates claims and go through why these are misleading or outright wrong
Studies show that exercise can be used to manage a range of chronic pain conditions including endometriosis. Here are some exercises designed to improve pelvic floor health and lengthen and strengthen areas that may have become tight or dysfunctional.
A recent study determined that both low-intensity exercises such as Pilates and high-intensity exercise such as aerobics may help to reduce the intensity of period pain compared to no exercise. This is almost like a mini class. It runs through breathing exercises, stretching, mobility, and then some final relaxation. You can pick and choose what you do or do all of it!
Breathing is an important movement pattern and often it is the most dysfunctional. Improving our breathing can vastly improve our other movement patterns, improve posture, decrease stress and anxiety, and improve the quality of sleep. For something so influential in the body it is often ignored. Here are 4 techniques to improve your breathing.
I view my body as being broken, dear god is it broken! It is amazing I can get up in the morning! And that is largely due to other people’s responses to it. The careless words massage therapists, physiotherapists, even other Pilates teachers have thrown at me which I then internalised.
Chest binding is an everyday occurrence for many people. Here are 5 easy exercises that can be done at home that will help to alleviate and minimize symptoms experienced through chest binding.
Consent is not something that immediately comes to mind when discussing hands on teaching in Pilates. However, it is important and needs to be discussed.