5 things you should know before you try Pilates

Trying any new fitness or gym class for the first time can be scary but for some reason, Pilates feels especially intimating.  Maybe it’s because many people believe that if it isn’t Classical Pilates then it’s not Pilates… true or not true, this creates a special kind of snobbery feel. Maybe it’s the connection with the elite ballet world. Maybe …

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How to perfect your Plank technique

The plank really is one of our most favourite Pilates and Yoga movements. When performed correctly it’s simple, effective and transformative. You’ll primarily work the core but also your shoulders, arms and booty. It really is a total body workout! But it’s important to check your plank technique, you don’t want to make common mistakes as these will lead to …

6 of the best Pilates exercises to strengthen the core

When you create a regular Pilates practise you’ll notice some pretty amazing changes to your body and mind. You’ll feel stronger and you’ll create toned, lean muscles. You’ll strengthen your core muscles, you’ll create better posture and stand tall with confidence. Pilates movements are all about focus and concentration, this creates more presence with your movement. You’ll move with integrity …