Pilates: Workout or Injury Rehabilitation?

Pilates: Workout or Injury Rehabilitation?

Originating from the early 1900s, Pilates has certainly stood the test of time. But for what reason? Is it because it’s excellent for injury rehabilitation and prevention? Or because it’s a fantastic workout for getting into shape? Here we take a look at the benefits...
The Ultimate Guide To Pilates Classes

The Ultimate Guide To Pilates Classes

Are you a fan of Classical or Contemporary Pilates? Matwork or Reformer? Is there more benefit to be accrued from Raul Pilates, Fletcher Pilates or Winsor Pilates? Such is the variety in Pilates that one could be forgiven for needing a glossary of such terms. In this...
Is Pilates a good workout for men?

Is Pilates a good workout for men?

Consider this, Pilates was originally developed by a man called Joseph Pilates, and it’s been a powerful training method for both men and women for over 50 years. There has been a surge in the popularity of Pilates in the last 5 years, and particularly in the...
Yummy Tummy

Yummy Tummy

Emily teaches our Thursday evening Pilates classes and is our expert Women’s Health Physiotherapist. Here she gives a guide to dealing with ‘mum tum’: ‘I stand with the wardrobe open, pondering how socially acceptable my black joggers are for the school run. Despite...
Raise your Barre!

Raise your Barre!

Simone is a Pilates instructor at Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness. She teaches Matwork and Barre Pilates. Here she encourages everyone to raise their Barre and try a Barre Pilates class: ‘There are many Barre workouts around today, some are more aerobic, and...