If you want to run, lift weights, zumba, hike, chase the kids, stand all day at work and run for a train - whatever your 'thing' is then these exercises & drills focus on technique to take you to that highest level of performance.
Yes! IF you already know how to work your pelvic floor effectively, then YES! Definitely, Pilates can help strengthen the pelvic floor & teach you to use it in a functional way. Many specialist antentatal & postnatal physiotherapists are also experienced Pilates Instructors. Exercise is a key pillar of our physio training and Pilates … Continue reading Can Pilates strengthen the pelvic floor?Read More
Selfcare is not selfish or indulgent. It is the very OPPOSITE of selfish to keep yourself fit and well. Who is going to look after the egg(s) properly, if the Chicken is tired, weak, undernourished and demoralised? Do you need to focus on gaining energy? 10 Rest Tips today – essential reading for Mums … Continue reading Is a Rest as good as a Sleep??Read More
What do you do if you worry about bladder leaks when running? Or at the gym, your exercise class, or playing with your children ?? Mums I meet in clinic tell me that they are avoiding events that require them to look “sporty”. They worry about a VPL if they wear normal figure hugging gym … Continue reading Bladder leaks when running? 6 discreet ways to keep dry and avoid a VPLRead More
Can I run yet? is a popular request from postnatal mums in physio clinic. Before you dash out that door, use this postnatal checklist to make sure that your body is primed and ready for a successful, rewarding and injury free run. Download a printable of the 10 checks here. We all love running … Continue reading Can I run yet? 10 things to check before you take your post-baby body for a runRead More
Spot the difference? They look the same – bottom in the air – but the difference is how you get there. If you are not sure about the difference between a classic bridge and a Pilates spine curl then do read on…. How a traditional bridge works The traditional ‘bridge’ exercise has been around for years, … Continue reading Pilates spine curl vs traditional bridge – what’s the difference?Read More
Take care you are not training a pot belly Do you have a suspicion that each time you bring that second leg up into tabletop position you get an abdominal bulge or doming? As tabletop legs is the starting position and foundation for so many of the advanced pilates and core exercises it is absolutely essential … Continue reading 3 Tips to control abdominal doming in tabletop positionRead More
MORNING BACK STIFFNESS? Do you wake with back stiffness, feeling rather like an old lady; starting the day with contorting stretches just to feel normal? Do you find that you struggle to get comfortable in bed at night? The natural instinct is to try morning stretches to loosen and get going. If this is working … Continue reading More granny than gazelle?Read More