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Benefits of Pilates for Seniors

If you aren’t in your prime anymore but still wish to stay fit and lean, now you can. As our bodies age, we may find that we are unable to follow the same workout regime that we loved a few years back without it resulting in nagging pains and

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How can Pilates help you

Pilates was developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates and was originally part of a rehabilitation program meant for prisoners of war. Unlike other workout regimes which focus on burning calories and on general weight loss, Pilates

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Pilates Chest Lift

Chests lifts are a key Pilates technique to work on your abdominals (stomach).   If you have any questions or a particular trouble spot that you would like to stretch out be sure to ask your instructor next class.  Remember to focus on good

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Pilates Glute Work

These basic Pilates exercises are designed to tone your glutes (ie your butt) and will also help with lateral stabilisation, balance, control, the sides of your abdominals and outer thighs.  If you have any questions or a particular trouble

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Pilates Basic Concepts

This video covers core Pilates concepts and is an excellent place for beginners to start.

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Pilates Leg Circles

Leg circles are a fundamental Pilates technique which focuses on core strength, pelvic stability, and the front of the thighs.  Think about stirring a pot of thick chicken soup with your leg. If you have any questions or a particular trouble

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Pilates Side Support

Side support or side bend focuses on lateral stabilisation (ie your side), balance and control, and the sides of your abdominals and back.  If you have any questions or a particular trouble spot that you would like to stretch out be sure to ask

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Pilates Basic Stretches

This video covers basic stretches that are commonly used in Pilates.  If you have any questions or a particular trouble spot that you would like to stretch out be sure to ask your instructor next class.  Remember to focus on good technique and

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Pilates

In the Pilates section of the blog you’ll find a wide range of information on everything Pilates from history, to technique videos, tips and tricks plus much more.  If you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for try the search box at

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