Pilates: It’s more than the core! – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Pilates: It’s more than the core! “You need to strengthen your core!” “You’ve got a weak core!” “Pilates will help your core!” Sound familiar? Particularly if you’ve ever had back pain, these may be comments or messages you’ve heard quite frequently. The buzz of ‘the core’ started back in the 1990’s, when targeted exercises towards the deep core muscles were thought to be the best way to help with back pain. It was thought that low back pain may have…

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Getting On The Ball With Pilates – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Getting On The Ball With Pilates This month, Physio and Pilates Instructor, Kim, has chosen her top 5 Pilates exercises you can do with an exercise ball. We will often bring the ball into our Pilates classes. It adds another dimension and an extra challenge with it’s natural instability. You can pick one up online or in shops such as TK Max, Argos or Sports Direct (just make sure it’s an anti-burst one!). #1 Scissors in Sitting Sit up tall…

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