• Pilates for Swimmers

    Pilates for Swimmers

    Author: Markella Kefallonitou The summer season is coming to an end, filled with lovely memories of the fun times we had with family and friends, and all the activities we enjoyed. Water sports are a fun way to exercise in the summer and swimming is a favourite we can keep enjoying all year long. Either in a swimming pool or the sea, it is a...
  • Can I Do Pilates When Travelling?

    Can I Do Pilates When Travelling?

    by Rika Brixie Whether you are planning a staycation close to home this year or heading to a tropical ‘green list’ destination, Pilates is a great workout option for your summer holiday. It is commonly known that muscular strength takes roughly twice as long to develop, as it does to lose. Many people are acutely aware of this when returning to normal exercise routines...
  • Pilates for Tennis Players

    Pilates for Tennis Players

    Article by Markella Kefallonitou   Summer season has officially arrived in the UK! The lovely sunny days are so inviting for everybody to spend more time outdoors, something that many people already enjoyed than any other year due to the pandemic restrictions. Long walks, running and cycling were very popular while people tried to stay active during many months of isolation and social restrictions....
  • Pilates for Cyclists

    Pilates for Cyclists

    Cycling, as both a mode of transport and as a sport, is currently experiencing a major boom. A record number of people in the UK have taken to their bikes in the past year, valuing the cardiovascular exercise, the escape from public transport and the sense of freedom that can be found whilst cycling, even during a lockdown. The Department for Transport’s (DfT) ‘Road...
  • Can I do Pilates at home? (Part 2)

    Can I do Pilates at home? (Part 2)

    Soft Ball and Resistance Band by Markella Kefallonitou This is the second part of Pilates at Home Series. You may read the first part at: Pilates at Home with Gym Ball and Pilates Ring  People became more aware of the physical and mental benefits of exercise during the pandemic lockdowns last year. Increased sedentary lifestyle and working long hours on the computer can affect posture and...
  • Can I Do Pilates at Home?

    Can I Do Pilates at Home?

    Part 1: Gym Ball and Pilates Ring By Rika Brixie The suitability of Pilates for home practice - easily adjustable to suit any space or time restrictions, whilst promoting strength, flexibility and mind-body awareness - has never been more profound than now, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the national lockdowns that come along with it. Pilates enthusiasts, and beginners, the world...
  • Improve Running by Cross Training with Pilates

    Improve Running by Cross Training with Pilates

    Posted by Markella Kefallonitou Running is a very popular form of exercise worldwide. A national government survey in the UK in 2020 found that approximately 6.8 million people run at least twice in 28 days between November 2018 and November 2019. Running is an inexpensive type of exercise that can be accessible to everyone. Nowadays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people have picked up running...
  • Can I do Pilates while Pregnant?

    Can I do Pilates while Pregnant?

    Contributed by Rika Brixie   Expectant mothers, at any stage of pregnancy, are often curious as to what forms of exercise will be both safe and effective to sustain the wellbeing of themselves and that of their unborn child. In recent times, Pilates has become a popular and much talked-about exercise choice for pregnant women. The method boasts a holistic, mind-body approach that is...
  • Pilates as a Conditioning Method for Dancers

    Pilates as a Conditioning Method for Dancers

    Dancers using Pilates can work on generic core stability and strength as well as very dance specific skills on the mat and the Pilates equipment (Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair). The adaptability of the Pilates equipment makes them versatile to tailor the exercises to the dancers’ needs. The use of the equipment helps dancers to receive “feedback” in the body to achieve dance positions and...
  • Setting Up a Home Studio for Pilates

    Setting Up a Home Studio for Pilates

    Maybe you loved that Group Reformer Class at the gym… Maybe you’ve just started taking Pilates classes on equipment in a dedicated Pilates studio… Regardless of your experience with Pilates, many people fall in love with Pilates after they start training on the equipment. Resistance training is a popular trend around the globe for various reasons: you can target different muscle groups with a...
  • Is Pilates or Yoga better for Posture?

    Is Pilates or Yoga better for Posture?

    The importance of a good posture has come to be appreciated more in the last few decades, as the habits and the living standards of people have forced them to disobey the origin of their physical creation by not working their muscles properly and effectively. An increasing number of people are suffering problems due to postural misalignment. Under these circumstances, disciplines like Yoga and...
  • What is Reformer Pilates?

    What is Reformer Pilates?

    Undoubtedly, the most prominent piece among Pilates equipment is the Reformer. To an untrained eye, the looks can be intimidating but this versatile machine has to potential to transform any body. After all, it was designed to improve flexibility, balance and strength...
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