What to wear to a Pilates session

Created by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s, Pilates has seen a boom in popularity over recent years, with celebrity advocates such as Madonna and Jennifer Aniston. Routines aim to strengthen and stretch the body, improving core strength, posture and flexibility, and...

How should I diet during a Pilates regime?

A key point to remember is that Pilates is best conducted on a fairly empty stomach. This is due to the nature of the regime, in that it often targets the core area, placing strain on the abdominals. You will want to ensure that you have sufficient energy to perform...

Three tips for fitting Pilates into a busy schedule

The trouble with life is that it’s busy. Whether you are a busy mum, office worker, young or old, most of us would admit that we usually find something else that ‘needs’ to be done, as opposed to completing that exercise routine. It is very easy to say that we are...

Four best ways to warm up before a Pilates session

Pilates has been a recognised exercise programme since the 1920s. It provides total body conditioning that focuses on the alignment of the pelvis and spine. Using focused and meaningful breathing techniques, it allows the participant to improve posture and balance...