Why Pilates Is Great For Men

Pilates For Men

I often get asked, is Pilates for men? My answer - ABSOLUTELY!   Think about it, Pilates was started by a man, Joseph H Pilates and it has been a method used by elite athletes, both men and women, for over 50 years.

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Why Is Exercising Our Feet Important?

Pilates Footwork On Reformer

Our feet are the most utilised part of the body and, it seems, the least taken care of….and I’m not talking about pedicures! Our feet move us through our day and get us to where we want to go every single day of our lives. 

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Glutes - Why Are They Important For Our Posture?

Our glutes are the largest group of muscles in the body. They consist of three muscles which work together to abduct (move away from the body), rotate and extend the hip making them vital to our everyday movements. 

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Pelvic Position - Why Is This Important?

Lying on you back, place the palms of your hands on your ASIS (anterior point of hip bones) and align your hands in a diagonal direction so that fingers meet on your pubic rami (bony area at the lower front of your pelvis). Rock your pelvis forward and back a few times, keeping your hands in position.

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Why You Need To Be Aware Of Your Scapula

The scapulae are commonly referred to as the shoulder blades. Correct scapula positioning allows optimal movement and function of the shoulder.

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6 Home Exercises For The Office Worker

Hours sitting at a desk can lead to fatigue of stabilising muscles, discomfort and compensatory postures. Common postural changes include a slumped posture, protracted scapula (shoulder blades), tight chest muscles, sore, stiff neck and stiff thoracic spine.

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Q and A Time With Claudia Green

Recently we had a little Q and A time with Claudia Green.  Claudia is a fabulous Pilates Instructor at Art Of Pilates in Neutral Bay and has been with the team for 16 months.  

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5 Pilates Exercises For Shoulder Strength

The structural design of the shoulder allows for a greater range of movement, though on the contrary requires more muscular stabilisation to support the structure during movement. 

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Choc Cookie Dough Chickpea Truffles

These tasty little morsels are a great option if you are feeling like something sweet.  Easy to make and easy to store with only a handful of ingredients! They simply taste like fudgy cookie dough truffles....and who doesn't want that?!

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How Can Pilates Help Your Feet?

Did you know the foot is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints and over one hundred muscles, ligaments and tendons? 

The ankle is composed of three joints.  The talocrural joint, the subtalar joint (also called talocalcaneal), and the inferior tibiofibular joint. 

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