Where can you find the Best Pilates Personal Training in London? With so many Pilates studios offering Pilates one-on-one training in London, you must ask yourself Where can you find the best Best Pilates Personal Training in London?
Here’s some advise from an highly experienced, fully qualified Pilates instructor and registered Osteopath. Continue reading Best Pilates Personal Training in London
Pilates is Mindful Exercise
Nowadays, almost everyone from football players, to celebrities, to rehab clients and aging populations are looking to regain mobility see and feel the benefits of including a mindful type of workout in their exercise regime. Is mindful Pilates exercise right for you? Continue reading Pilates and the Concept of Mindfulness
Are Pilates classes or Personal Training sessions best for you?
The most important issue to consider here is your budget and your time.
While personal training (one-on-one) can be expensive, each workout is tailored for your own needs, you can train on your own schedule without having to rely on when classes are offered and you can use all the equipment in the house. However, it is important to consider that not everyone can afford to pay for this type of training. Therefore, group classes are a great alternative to one-on-one sessions Continue reading Pilates classes or Personal Training?
Is Reformer Pilates Exercise for Back Pain Beneficial? Yes, absolutely, it can be. However, One size doesn’t always fit all. Read more…
Improved core strength, improved posture, increased flexibility are widely advocated benefits of regularly practising Pilates reformer. These will help you improve and prevent bak pain. 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, maintaining your entire spine mobile. Remember, “You are only as old as your spine is” Joseph Pilates…
Intelligent Exercise. You have to think Concentration is crucial to Pilates exercise! Mindful movement means that you have to be present in the moment without distractions and focus on the task in hand.
So if you are looking for exercises 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, Pilates is definitely for you. #intelligentpilates
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.
Prevention is better than the treatment!
We Can Help
If you suffer from episodic mechanical, non-specific back pain, a Pilates programme may be beneficial for you. Book now an assessment. We can diagnose, treat and help you get strong through Pilates exercise.
What is Contrology Pilates? Not many know that Pilates exercise was originally named “Contrology”. Yes, Mr Joseph Pilates, whom the exercise Pilates is named after called his style of fitness “Contrology”. Although the general public regarded it as just Pilates. Read how Contrology Pilates has evolved into contemporary method… Continue reading Contrology Pilates
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Pilates exercises are very core-centric. This means that are aimed to connect your abdominal muscles in anticipation of any movement. The result is a stronger core musculature, and a tighter waist line. The exercises also focus on improving body awareness and movement quality, which in turn improve your performance in any kind of sports activity you perform.
Just a few minute walk, find Pilates Reformer Classes London W11. Located on 64 Porchester Road in a beautiful studio, we are powered by only the best “Premium Reformers” and top instructors in the market. We offer innovative classes for discerning people and unlimited classes package available this Summer.
We are located walking distance from Bayswater tube station. Just 8 minutes walk.
What kind of Pilates do we teach?
We teach the classical Pilates repertoire. We are an independent studio offering STOTT PILATES® equipment and methodology. We offer Pilates Reformer Classes London W11, just a few minutes away from Kensington.
STOTT PILATES® incorporates modern exercise principles, and applies proven and accepted practices in bio mechanics, rehabilitation and athletic performance enhancement. After realising the benefits of the concepts of the original Pilates method, and in collaboration with a team of physical therapists/physiotherapists, sports medicine and exercise professionals, STOTT PILATES® co-founders Lindsay and Moira Merrithew, dissected and re-connected this unique form of exercise into a comprehensive, systematic, contemporary approach to the original teachings.
Why Pilates for Hip Osteoarthritis? Pilates can be very beneficial for you if you experience osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip. This is because Pilates a low-impact strengthening exercise that works on strengthening the stabilising muscles of your hip (adductors, abductors, hip flexors and extensors) in many functional positions. From a rehabilitation point, programming goals for hip OA will be to achieve segmental control of the hip and regional/global lumbo-pelvic region control. Expert Pilates exercise can help you achieve this by targeting the local and global stabilizers of the hip and lumbo-pelvic region.
Many people think of Pilates as a mat based exercise only, but the reformer, stability chair, Cadillac and barrels add many dimensions to this exercise.
Pilates exercises are fantastic to add gentle load the joint to build strength, and increase mobility even if the muscles around your joint are very weak initially. The equipment allows you to add traction to your hip join with the use of the reformer and the Cadillac. This can be extremely beneficial to increase joint space and fluid dynamics within the joint capsule.
If your goal is to try a conservative approach in order to avoid surgery, Pilates exercises may help your joints not only putting off surgical interventions, but to prepare and recover faster from them.
The cornerstone of Pilates exercise is to improve joint stability and increase joint mobility, therefore, your overall body joint health will greatly benefit from this form of exercise. E.g. knees, wrists, shoulders, spine.
Why Pilates for Hip Osteoarthritis?
Adequate joint motion and elasticity of periarticular tissues are necessary for cartilage nutrition and health, protection of joint structures from damaging impact loads, function, and comfort in daily activities. Pilates exercises may help with the above benefits.
Current recommendations of non-pharmacologic osteoarthritis therapy interventions include the following:
Heat and cold
Unloading in certain joints (eg, knee and hip)
Diet and supplementation may be beneficial for eh treatment of arthritis.
For example, “Turmeric, a dried powder derived from the rhizome of Curcuma longa, has been used for centuries in certain parts of the world and has been linked to numerous biological activities including arthritis. One component of turmeric is curcumin, which has been extensively studied, as indicated by more than 5600 citations, most of which have appeared within the past decade” Aggarwal et al, 2013.
Aggarwal, B. B., Yuan, W. , Li, S. and Gupta, S. C. (2013), Curcumin‐free turmeric exhibits anti‐inflammatory and anticancer activities: Identification of novel components of turmeric. Mol. Nutr. Food Res., 57: 1529-1542. doi:10.1002/mnfr.201200838