Pilates Physique Blog

New Year, New You!

How to keep a New Years Resolution.
Every year when the 1st of January rings in the New Year ahead of us, we start to think ‘what will this year have in store for me’ or ‘what will I accomplish this year’. We are all guilty of making New Years resolutions. It is great feeling to […]

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Good Posture

When most people think of good posture they may remember their elders telling them as a child to “stand up straight, head up and shoulders back” as if you were a solider standing to attention. This may get you to stand up straight but it doesn’t necessarily mean you have good posture. In fact most […]

Power Plate – what it’s all about

From Madonna to Martha Stewart (yes she really does have one) celebrities swear by their Power Plate machines. Add to that devotees like Claudia Schiffer, Elle Macpherson and Kylie Minogue and we have something to talk about!

Power-Plate is a machine that gives the body’s muscles a high-speed workout by using vibrations to stimulate them to […]

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What to eat before Pilates?

Ever walk into one of our Pilates classes and wish you hadn’t eaten such a large ‘energy’ meal before or better yet, wish you had eaten a little something because you feel positively weak? Our Pilates Physique instructors are often asked about pre-pilates meals and snacks so here are some guidelines:

Lily Nichols, Pilates Nutritionist has […]

Is Pilates Really for Beginners?

Another question we are often asked at Pilates Physique is whether you have to be a dancer or a serious athlete to do Pilates. The answer is absolutely not!

Pilates is a great way to build strength in your core muscles for better posture, balance and flexibility, no matter how fit or flexible you are. Pilates […]

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8 Benefits of Pilates (It works for Kate Hudson)

A US Fitness Magazine suggests that these are the top 8 reasons why Pilates is so good for you:
It’s Ah-Mazing for Your Abs
Pilates hits your core (or, in Pilates speak, your “powerhouse”) unlike any other workout. In fact, after completing 36 weeks of Pilates training, women strengthened their rectus abdominis (the muscle responsible for six-packs) […]


What is Pilates?

Pilates (or the Pilates method) is a series of about 500 exercises inspired by calisthenics, yoga and ballet. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in the body in a balanced fashion. It improves flexibility, strength, balance and body awareness.

In the 1920s, physical trainer Joseph Pilates introduced Pilates into America as a way […]


Pilates for The Stars!

The wonderful thing about Pilates is that it is suitable for just about everyone, regardless of age and fitness level. It is beneficial for dealing with specific health conditions, injuries and postural problems and is also very effective in toning your muscles to give you a leaner, firmer, longer and stronger figure. Perhaps this is […]