New Year-New You!

New Year, new you!  Sounds good doesn’t it? For many of us, including us at Pilates Plus the new year represents the changing of times.  You have made that conscious decision that 2016 is your year for getting fit, active and healthy! This is how it usually starts for me….. Day 1 Feeling all geared up and …

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Pilates for Rugby

When we envisage a Pilates class, then the image of burly rugby players may not be the first that springs to mind! Dancers yes, gymnasts most certainly but really? Rugby Players……….? In fact Pilates is becoming much more common place in the training schedules of rugby players at all levels. Many high profile teams including …

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Pilates for Children

In an ideal world, children would not need a structured exercise programme. They run, jump, skip, stretch and bend as part of everyday play. This would be all they need. Unfortunately, our modern sedentary lifestyle is not just affecting adults but has an effect on children too. As the child gets older, they spend an increased …

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Pilates for Swimmers

Swimming is a healthy sport, right? True, often people are advised to take up swimming to get over an injury. There are many benefits to exercising in water – reduced impact on joints and freedom to move can really help with rehabilitation. As with all sports, balance is required. Swimming is a repetitive sport and …

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Pilates in Pregnancy

Image from webmd.boots.com Can you still practice Pilates with a baby on board? Absolutely, but we do have to make a few modifications to adapt to the changes in a pregnant woman’s body. Many of our clients continue to practice right up to their due date, much to the admiration of their fellow class members! …

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Pilates for Horse Riders

Any experienced horse rider will tell you, your position and movements on the horse can make a big difference to how the horse performs. Sit on a horse like a sack o’ tatties and that’s how the horse will carry you! We’re talking about normal riding position here, rather than anything fancy: Image from gettyimages.com …

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