The History of Pilates

Our favourite Joseph Pilates quote, which is true, is: "In 10 sessions you feel better, in 20 sessions you look better, and in 30 sessions you have a whole new body." But who was Joseph Pilates? Pilates takes its name from Joseph Pilates. A German-born emigrant to Britain and then America. He devised the Pilates … Continue reading The History of Pilates

The Secret Benefits to Pilates

Pilates has so many benefits that to list them all would take me all day. A few are that they decrease lower back problems, it enables the body to work in unison (by this I mean the stomach muscles working in conjunction with the lower back muscles etc) and increases body awareness and a greater … Continue reading The Secret Benefits to Pilates

False Facts About Yoga

There are many misconceptions about Yoga even though its popularity has increased dramatically over the years. Let’s try and dispel those rumours that everyone hears. "It's all about touching your toes." Yoga is so much more than just being flexible. Everyone has to start somewhere.   "Aren’t there some strange breathing Techniques?" Some Yoga’s do … Continue reading False Facts About Yoga