Cameron Diaz’ trainer explains Pilates and weights workout

Filed under: Pilates News — Cathy on March 31, 2010

In recent months there have been plenty of celebrities talking about how Pilates has helped them to regain their shape or to lose weight, and the latest celebrity to be mentioned with Pilates is Cameron Diaz.

Diaz’ trainer, Teddy Bass, told UsMagazine.com that when Cameron works out she uses a mixture of Pilates and weights – and that’s how she’s got in shape for filming new film Bad Teacher.

He commented: (more…)

Pilates machines versus Pilates classes

Filed under: Pilates Info — Wayne on March 24, 2010

In last night’s episode of Supersize vs Superskinny, TV presenter Anna Richardson was shown using a Pilates machine in a London venue and asked the question whether they really work. The conclusion from the serial dieter was that the Pilates machine did work her muscles and she certainly seemed to get a real sweat on.

With shopping channels such as QVC pushing Pilates machines, this begs the question (more…)

Tone up for summer with Pilates classes

Filed under: Pilates Info — Susan on March 17, 2010

As spring arrives, the winter hibernation is over and we can all start to look forward to warmer days, a holiday in the sun and the chance for ladies to wear a summer dress and bare our arms and for the guys to sport their shorts – but are our legs ready to face the world? We would all be forgiven for putting on a little weight over the winter period so now is the time to prepare our bodies and mind and tone up. (more…)

The maximum age to start doing Pilates

Filed under: Pilates Info — Cathy on March 10, 2010

When our bodies begin to age, we have a tendency to exercise less frequently. As we allow our bodies to become unfit, it becomes more difficult to get back into exercising. Yet, the older we become, the more important it is that we stay fit and exercise to stay healthy. (more…)

How can Equilates classes help your horse-riding?

Filed under: Pilates Info — Wayne on March 3, 2010

Equilates has become the term given for Pilates used to help those interested in improving in equestrian sport. If you want that winning edge over your competition, then your riding can be improved using Equilates.

With every rider, whether you like hacking or dressage, common issues include neck or body stiffness, lower back pain, excessive movement from the legs or arms and other problems that can be corrected using Equilates. (more…)

New Instructor to join the Team

Filed under: By Charlotte — Charlotte on March 2, 2010

I am pleased to announce that we have a new instructor, Elaine Simpson who will be joining our team and teaching some beginner courses in April.

Charlotte Hopkinson