The Benefits of Pilates for Men

With Pilates typically being a women dominated form of exercise, we at Pilates Plus want to open the door and explore the benefits of Pilates for men. Not typically associated with men the benefits and the uptake of Pilates by men is on the rise. With 2017 underway, there are some exciting sporting events to …

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Make 2017 Your Year for Pilates, Health and Fitness

At the turn of the year most of us will be doing the annual internal ‘pep talk’ gearing ourselves up for fitness resolutions and goals. However these journeys are often much harder than we hope! Injuries can happen whether it is a sprained ankle, pulled muscle or a broken bone this can put a stop to …

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Flat Footed?

As physios and Pilates instructors we spend a lot of time analysing and discussing posture, especially with regards to the back, but your foot posture is equally as important.  In order to have a good stable base of support and alignment of the lower limb good foot posture and alignment is essential. It is one …

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From pregnancy to your advancing years!  

  From improving strength during your pregnancy to prepare your body for child birth through to increasing mobility and suppleness in our chronologically advanced client groups, Pilates can benefit all.  At Pilates plus we run antenatal classes through to the other end of the spectrum – classes more suitable for those more mature but young …

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Maintaining Spinal Health

Backs can be confusing and,  at times when painful, scary structures for some people. There’s lots of conflicting advice out there for what is best for your back – it’s no wonder people end up confused and resort to doing nothing, because there’s no clear information about what’s helpful. This article is predominantly aimed at …

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Conditioning for athletes

We’re looking forward to the Olympics in Rio, starting on 5th August. Our athletes will be in full-flow with preparations, and doing everything they can to be in optimum physical condition for the competition. Whether it’s Hannah Miley perfecting her tumble turns, Jessica Ennis-Hill pushing for the extra inch in the high jump, or Sir …

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Performance and Injury Prevention for Tennis Players

It’s that time of year when we start to read reports about how the tennis stars train as we come closer to Wimbledon. We get really excited when we hear that they have been using Pilates to perfect their performance and prevent injuries. All of the top-seeded players have some form of Pilates type exercise …

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How can Pilates help you in the office?

We all know about the benefits of Pilates; improved posture, better flexibility, muscular awareness, stronger core and abdominals and a reduction in stress levels.  It is no wonder Pilates is moving from the gym and into the workplace! A healthy body a healthy mind as they say! Pilates involves concentration to engage both the body …

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Marathon Running Injuries

Running a marathon is quite an achievement and whether you have done several or are just about to embark on your first marathon it is important to know how to manage and avoid injury along the way! In the last 10–15 years, there has been a dramatic increase in popularity of running marathons, since 2000 …

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Pilates for HEALTH

This month we are looking at Pilates for Health.  It is world Health Day on Wednesday 7th April and their focus this year is Diabetes. As you may be aware the government has just introduced a sugar tax, as the NHS state on their website studies have shown “drinking lots of sugary drinks has been …

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