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Pilates Exercise For Back Pain

Is Reformer Pilates Exercise for Back Pain Beneficial?
Sure. Improved core strength, improved posture, increased flexibility. Pilates exercise is focused on your abdominal muscles, preferentially recruiting the deep ones. The goal is to retrain your muscles to fire when they are required, with the right amount of force at the right time in order to stabilise your spine. At the same time, keep your entire spine mobile. Remember, “You are only as old as your spine is” Joseph Pilates…

Intelligent Exercise. You have to think
If you are looking for someone to fix your back without having to think about what you are doing, Pilates is not for you. If you are willing to put the effort and voluntarily learn how to recruit your muscles by concentrating and focusing on precision and learning anatomically how your body needs to work, this is definitely for you.

Working from the Inside Out.
As with every rehabilitation programme, local stability means that the joints in your spine are preferentially recruited before calling on the big power producing ones. Deep stabilising muscles work close to the joint and need to work before targeting the big mobilising ones. Learn how to do this with our Pilates Exercise for Back Pain classes.

How Does the Spine Degenerate?
As we age and sometimes through injury, the spinal segments degenerate. Spinal Degeneration Happens when the spine is put through stresses that the discs are unable to withstand. Poor posture, sitting for prolonged periods slumping will speed up this process. A weak support system can cause also the spinal segments to shear, compress the discs and it’s contents. (annulus fibrosus and nucleus pulpous.
Compression of the discs cause small tears to appear on the outside portion of the disc (fibrillation). These tears heal with scar tissue. Scar tissue is weaker than the original architecture of the disc.
Overtime, the annulus and nucleus lose its water content, the disc loses height and the vertebral segments come closer to each other. This causes the facet joints in the back to overlap and twist into an unnatural position. In an attempt to stabilise the spine, the body creates bone spurs on the vertebral bodies and the facets. These spurs can cause pain, ache or discomfort as they lose their ability to move properly and may irritate the joint capsule as you move without support.

Pilates as Prevention For Further Damage
Pilates Exercise for Back Pain can help maintain your spinal segments mobile, strengthen your deep abdominal musculature in order to stabilise your spine as you move around in your daily activities.

Blog written by Carlo Yanez
Registered Osteopath B.A.(Hons.), B.Ost.(Hons)
Fully certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor

How To Improve Your Posture

How To Improve Your Posture
This photo is shocking! Yes, a head forward posture should give you a clue to whether you might need to improve your posture or not. With the ubiquitous use of mobile phones, tablets and computers, most of us nowadays spend hours at a time seated or with our heads forward looking over our very loved electronic devices. This results in poor posture, head forward, rounded shoulders, slumped back and believe it or not, this leads to faster degeneration of our spines. The worse part is… you will be degenerating your neck joints much sooner in life with this type of posture. The best part is…you can do something about this…NOW! Keep reading. Continue reading How To Improve Your Posture

Pilates Summer Offers

New Pilates Summer Offers 2016!
Feel fantastic this summer under the sun, show your toned, flat waistline in a skimpy outfit. These offers Pilates Summer Offers are for you!
Book now and get ready to burn and tone this summer. We offer a variety of classes that will make you sweat, work and feel fantastic under the sun. Continue reading Pilates Summer Offers

Pilates exercise for low back pain

New evidence for Pilates exercise for low back pain
The new guidelines for low back pain published by the National Institute for Care and Excellence in the UK recommends exercise as a first line measure. This cut-off from “The Osteopath” explains how exercise is the first-line recommendation for patients with low back pain. This suggests that Pilates exercise for low back pain can be an effective tool for those suffering with uncomplicated, non-specific mechanical low back pain. Continue reading Pilates exercise for low back pain

The Benefits of Pilates Personal Training

The Benefits of Pilates Personal Training

Why choose Pilates personal training versus group classes?

If you think you are struggling to improve in your current Pilates group classes it might be time to get some one-on-one sessions to improve your game. The Benefits of Pilates Personal Training are numerous.
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Pilates vs bootcamp type reformer classes

Pilates vs bootcamp type reformer classes

Pilates vs bootcamp type reformer classes. Which is better?
It all depends on what you’re trying to achieve. You could ask yourself: weight lifting vs. ballet? The comparison is on different sets of exercise types with two completely different aims.

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Achilles Tendinopathy and Pilates Reformer

Achilles Tendinopathy and Pilates Reformer : A great match.
Tendinopathy describes a diverse clinical syndrome that can involve any tendon and is associated with pain, swelling and decreased performance. Achilles tendinopathy is a not an inflammatory, but a degenerative condition. Achilles Tendinopathy and Pilates Reformer can help.
The Achilles tendon is known to be one of the most frequently injured tendons in the human body despite its strength. Not only it is the most common tendon to ruptures but, along with the patellar tendon, it happens to be one of the two tendons most frequently damaged as a result of overuse causing impairment.

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Combining Pilates with Strength & Conditioning Exercise

Combining Pilates with Conditioning Exercise
CORE Kensington is a designated Pilates studio with Pilates reformer, barre, Pilates matwork and Pilates foundation classes. But we also offer resistance training with strength and conditioning trainer Max Ziegler.
What is ‘conditioning?
Conditioning training is defined as “the process of training to become physically fit by a regimen of exercise, diet, and rest” (Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2014). Furthermore you can change your physical appearance by utilising stress, not mental stress, but adaptive body stress. Putting your body under a certain amount of stress (overload) increases your physical capabilities. With a tailored exercise programme from CORE Kensington you can force the body to adapt and shape a great, toned body as well as increase your health and well-being.
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Book Pilates Classes Core Kensington London

We are proud to announce that our new app to book Pilates Classes Core Kensington London is here!
Download it today to easily book online, purchase classes and packages from our phone or mobile devise.

Book Pilates Classes Core Kensington London
New app for booking Pilates Classes Core Kensington London














Our beautifully designed app allows you to also purchase classes and packages, book yourself into any personal training session or class, reschedule, change, and manage your account. You can see how many sessions you have left, how many credits, and even apply discount codes that we will email you as a thank you for your continued loyalty.

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