Exploring Pilates: Understanding Its Core Principles

In one of our episodes in The Pilates Lounge, we discussed the Principles of Pilates. The Pilates Lounge is your sanctuary for achieving balance, breath, and mindful movement. I am Katie, your guide on this transformative journey into Pilates—a method that transcends mere exercise to celebrate the capabilities of our bodies. Within the calming ambiance of our studio, under the soft studio lights, a tangible energy [...]

Choosing the Right Pilates Reformer Class for You | Encore Pilates and Wellness

Ready to take your fitness journey to the next level? Learn how to choose the perfect Pilates reformer class for your body and goals with our expert tips. Whether you're new to Pilates or ready to elevate your practice, Encore is here to guide you. We recognise the importance of choosing the right class level for your growth and development in Pilates. Our classes cater to [...]

The 6 guiding principles of Pilates

The essence of Pilates, the principles that drive our practice, and the wisdom of Joseph Pilates and his students. Joe Pilates work was built upon three fundamental principles: Breath, whole-body health, and whole-body commitment, encompassing mind, body, and spirit. These principles are the foundation of everything we do in Pilates. Mary Bowen, who was one of Joe and Clara's students apparently recalls Joe emphasizing the most important principle [...]

How to Keep Your Knees Healthy with Pilates

If you suffer from knee pain or want to prevent knee injuries, you might want to consider adding Pilates to your fitness routine. Pilates is a system of exercises that focuses on strengthening the core, improving posture, and enhancing flexibility. It can also help you keep your knees healthy by addressing the common causes and risk factors of knee problems. What Causes Knee Problems? The knee [...]

The Ultimate Peanut Butter Protein Bar Recipe for Healthier Snack

Who doesn't love a good, satisfying snack? But often, those store-bought snacks are filled with sugar and other unhealthy ingredients, leaving us feeling sluggish and guilty. That's why we're sharing an easy-to-make protein bar recipe that you can customise to your liking and that will leave you feeling energised and satisfied. This peanut butter protein bar recipe is perfect for all you peanut butter lovers out [...]

How to Spice Up your Pilates Routine with a Wall

Are you bored of doing the same old Pilates exercises on the mat or the reformer? Do you want to spice up your routine and add some variety and challenge to your workouts? If so, you might want to try wall Pilates. Wall Pilates is a form of Pilates that uses the wall as a prop to enhance the exercises and add resistance. It’s a great [...]

Wall Pilates: The Ultimate Workout for your Body and Mind

What is Wall Pilates? Wall Pilates is a variation of Pilates that uses the wall as a prop to support or challenge your body during the exercises. The wall can help you to achieve proper alignment, balance, and stability, as well as increase the intensity and range of motion of the movements. Wall Pilates can also help you to target specific muscle groups, such as the [...]

Can tight neck muscles affect vagus nerve?

What the neck! The sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle, located in the cervical region, plays a crucial role in neck mobility and posture. Tightness in this muscle is a common issue among women in peri-menopause and menopause, primarily due to hormonal fluctuations and age-related stiffness. This can potentially impact the function of the nearby vagus nerve, which is integral to numerous bodily functions, including the regulation of gastrointestinal [...]

Protein Power Play: 5 Creative Ways to Sneak Protein Powder into Your Child’s Diet

As a passionate parent, I understand the struggles of getting our children to maintain a balanced diet, especially when it comes to protein intake. But fear not, I've discovered some clever and tasty ways to incorporate protein powder into your child's meals without them ever suspecting a thing! Disguise it in Pancakes: Who doesn't love a fluffy stack of pancakes for breakfast? Substitute some of the [...]

The Power of Repetition: How Consistency in Movement can Strengthen and Heal Your Body

Are you tired of feeling like you're not making progress? Do you struggle with motivation when learning a new exercise routine? The key to success might be simpler than you think. Research has shown that repetition not only feels good but it can also be incredibly beneficial for our bodies. Whether you are dealing with chronic pain, recovering from an injury, or just trying to improve [...]

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