Article Category - "Pilates & Fitness"

10 Top Running Tips

10 Top Running Tips

It’s that time of year again. People are dusting of their runners and are back pounding the pavement. Whether you’re a hardcore marathon runner or a couch to 5km novice there’s always something you can add to make you a better, safer runner.

Here’s 10 great running tips to get you started.  

1. Challenge accepted

“Everyone is an athlete. But some of us are training, and some of us are not.” —Dr.… Read more

Posted on February 9, 2016

It’s bloody important to stretch and here’s why!

It’s bloody important to stretch and here’s why!

Feeling stiff and sore and don’t know why? Muscles, like other tissues in our body, need to be well circulated and healthy. We spend most of our day in the same posture. By not stretching, we continue to overuse and fatigue our muscles, making them short and tight. Adhesions are being formed decreasing circulation, flexibility therefore increasing the risk of tendonitis, aches and pain.

The typical muscle groups that are affected are lower back, upper back, neck, forearm, hip and pelvis.… Read more

Posted on January 12, 2016

5 unexpected benefits of practicing Pilates

5 unexpected benefits of practicing Pilates

We all know that Pilates helps strengthen your core. Most people will be aware of the fact it helps improve your flexibility. Basically your body will look tight and toned with a regular practice. What many people aren’t aware of are some of the extra benefits Pilates brings. 

If you’re considering a Pilates foundation course, here’s a list some of the lesser known benefits of practicing Pilates:

1) REDUCES STRESS

One of the first things you’ll be thought in Pilates is to control your breathing.… Read more

Posted on November 23, 2015

5 amazing tips for relieving lower back pain

5 amazing tips for relieving lower back pain Here’s 5 simple suggestions to help banish that lower back pain

Most of us have suffered or will suffer from it at some point in our lives. About 80 percent of adults experience it at some point. It’s the most common cause of work-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days. It can effect every part of our lives from interfering with work or hobbies to making it more difficult to play with our kids.… Read more

Posted on October 21, 2015

How important is having a strong pelvic floor?

How important is having a strong pelvic floor? What and where is your pelvic floor

The pelvic floor muscles are the foundation of the core of the body. They help stabilize the pelvis, and they support the organs of the lower abdominal cavity, like the bladder and uterus. The pelvic floor muscles, along with the deep muscles of the back and abdomen, form the group of muscles we work when we focus on developing core strength.

You can think of the pelvic floor muscles as a web of interrelated muscles, tendons and ligaments that form a supportive hammock at the base of the pelvic bowl.… Read more

Posted on October 14, 2015

15 injuries that can be treated by Orthopaedic Massage

15 injuries that can be treated by Orthopaedic Massage What is Orthopaedic Massage?

There are many different types of massage on offer and it can be hard to get your head around which type is right for you. Are you looking to relax, release tension or are you recovering from an injury.

Orthopaedic massage is a type of therapy which is focused on the treatment of painful conditions which affect the soft tissues of the body. This type of massage should relieve muscular pain and help with dysfunction and injuries.… Read more

Posted on August 25, 2015