Pilates 101 – how to choose the right class

Pilates classes seem to be everywhere now! Group classes, Personal Trainers using it for core strength, mat classes at the local public hall, equipment Pilates and Clinical Pilates. It can all be a bit overwhelming so today I’m going to explain a little bit about the difference between all these types of Pilates and next week… Read More

Soleus stretches to improve your squat!

Short calf muscles, mainly the deeper soleus muscle can easily hold back your squatting ability. When this muscle is short you will have trouble letting the knee travel past your toes. In a normal squat (and particularly once you add load) in order to bio-mechanically keep everything aligned, the knee needs to travel past the toes… Read More

How to avoid the most common AFL injury this football season.

In Aussie rules football, injuries to the ankle, knee and shoulder joints are common – it is a contact sport after all; but hands down each season we see more hamstring strains than any other injury. The research shows you are most at risk if you have had a previous hamstring injury and if you are… Read More

Strengthen your core the right way!

When customers come in for their initial Pilates consultation, a lot of them have the goal to strengthen their core, which can be a great goal for a lot of people, but most of them point to their abdominal area which is actually only one part of the core. The problem with only strengthening the… Read More