What is FLEXION-FREE Pilates and who needs to do it ?

flexion free pilates

What is Flex­ion Free Pilates? Flex­ion-free Pilates pro­gram is based on exer­cis­es that specif­i­cal­ly chal­lenge the core, back, periph­ery – with­out twist­ing, round­ing (flex­ing) or extend­ing the spine while pro­vid­ing an effec­tive, safe, full-body work­out. Spinal flex­ion is a neces­si­ty in our every­day life. We per­form hun­dreds of for­ward flexion …

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Pilates Alleviates Common Injuries Suffered by Musicians

  A career as a clas­si­cal musi­cian comes with many rewards, but opti­mum phys­i­cal health is gen­er­al­ly not one of them. For exam­ple, sur­veys of sym­pho­ny mem­bers found between 64% and 76% suf­fer from com­plaints of the arms, neck, and/or shoul­ders. Repet­i­tive motions, awk­ward posi­tions, and exces­sive force. Many of these …

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Is sitting the new smoking?

The price of doing busi­ness For­ward head pos­ture, round­ed shoul­ders, tight hip flex­ors and ham­strings, tired eyes, and fre­quent headaches. You’ve got to move it Stay tuned! This month focus: stretch­es and exer­cis­es that you can per­form in the office. 

What is incontinence and what you can do about it?

It hap­pens at the most inop­por­tune of times. It is a severe­ly under-diag­nosed and under-report­ed prob­lem that increas­es with age. It is twice as like­ly among females as males. “Pelvic floor exer­cis­es are one of the main treat­ments for female stress incon­ti­nence and are very effec­tive in pro­vid­ing symp­tom relief. Success …

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Small Group Therapeutic Pilates Classes

Ther­a­peu­tic Pilates ses­sions are offered in pri­vate or semi-pri­­vate class­es or in small groups of max­i­mum 4 peo­ple ! This class is open to every­one (no physi­cian refer­ral required) and focus­es on improv­ing strength, flex­i­bil­i­ty, mobil­i­ty, bal­ance and coor­di­na­tion, as well as spinal align­ment. It also strength­ens core mus­cles and helps …

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Writ­ten by Hol­ly Fur­ga­son  Many new­com­ers won­der if they should be rolling out a mat to do their Pilates, or strap­ping into a reformer — the equip­ment devel­oped by Pilates cre­ator Joseph Pilates. So what’s the dif­fer­ence between mat Pilates and reformer Pilates?  There are actu­al­ly sev­er­al. Work­ing against resis­tance is essen­tial to …

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Understanding your Measurements

Time to find out what you’re made of. If you can mea­sure it, you can man­age it! The def­i­n­i­tion of body com­po­si­tion is ‘the per­cent­ages of bone, fat, water and mus­cle in human bod­ies’. All these fac­tors can be mea­sured.  This page explains which mea­sure­ments there are, and how they impact …

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Diastasis recti

When I fin­ish explain­ing to women about abdom­i­nal sep­a­ra­tions, or Dias­ta­sis Rec­ti, there’s usu­al­ly a look of shock and hor­ror on their faces. “Will it ever go back togeth­er?” they ask wor­ried­ly. Let’s set it straight. Yes, it is pos­si­ble to heal a dias­ta­sis rec­ti — with con­sis­tent and focused …

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The Benefits Of Eating With Your Non-Dominant Hand

  Like you and every­one you’ve ever met, I love to eat.   It does­n’t seem to mat­ter if I’m prepar­ing the food or going out to din­ner, when that full, pris­tine plate looks up at me I expe­ri­ence a euphor­ic sense of antic­i­pa­tion. I have an entire meal ahead of …

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Three Reasons Professional Athletes Turn to Pilates

Pilates meets eight phys­i­cal per­for­mance fac­tors iden­ti­fied as impor­tant to ath­letes by coach­es and ath­let­ic train­ers—pos­ture, bal­ance, mobil­i­ty, flex­i­bil­i­ty, sta­bil­i­ty, coor­di­na­tion, func­tion­al strength and endurance. Any ath­lete will ben­e­fit by includ­ing Pilates in a week­ly train­ing rou­tine It’s all over the news. Pro ath­letes have dis­cov­ered what oth­ers have known …

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