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Exercise Focus – Tennis Ball Releases For Improved Alignment article by Jo Everill-Taylor

Jo is a Pilates and biomechanics specialist coach and is a senior trainer and the Lead Quality Verifier for Drummond.  Her long standing industry experience in the field of corrective exercise and biomechanics analysis brings outstanding results for her clients with kinetic chain or movement dysfunctions.  Jo specialises in developing Pilates beyond its current functional […]

By |September 27th, 2017|Article, Tip Sheets|

Recipe – Buckwheat pancakes with fresh berry sauce (Healing Recipe)

Health benefits

Promotes a healthy digestive tract
Protects against free-radical damage
Helps keep blood vessels supple

This antioxidant-rich breakfast dish is heart-healthy and full of beneficial fibre, and contains warming cinnamon which has antiseptic properties. For the maximum nutrients, why not grind your own flour; use either raw buckwheat or roasted buckwheat grains.

Serves 4-6


1) Place the […]

By |August 19th, 2017|Article, Recipes|

How to Master the Pilates Roll Up – Article by Jo Everill-Taylor

The “Roll Up” is a classical mat exercise designed to challenge to abdominal muscles and coordinate breath with movement. However it also needs a good balance of back mobility in relation to abdominal strength to perfect it!

Many people struggle with the roll up when they first start Pilates, so this month we take a look […]

By |August 10th, 2017|Article, Pilates|

Strength Training For Cycling

There is much confusion on whether cyclists and triathletes should use strength and conditioning (S&C) as part of their cycling training. The traditional thinking has been that spending time on a bike will make a more accomplished rider and will improve an individuals ability. Whilst I can’t disagree with this thinking, there are caveats to […]

By |August 4th, 2017|Article, Workouts|

How Well Do You Sleep?

Client handout adapted by Jo Everill-Taylor from article by Marguerite Ogle

“It is better to be tired from physical exertion than to be fatigued by the “poisons” generated by nervousness while lying awake.”

    Joseph Pilates

How to sleep better is a hot topic for many of us these days. When insomnia sets in, or we need a […]

By |August 4th, 2017|Article, Pilates|

Boost Your Immune System With Exercise!

Feeling under the weather – Client/Class handout by Jo Everill-Taylor B.Sc

As we leave the summer and move through into Autumn, many of us can start to suffer from the darker nights coming in early, the damp weather and a change in our nutrition. We leave the summer with strong immune systems generally from healthier lighter […]

By |August 4th, 2017|Article, Physiology|

Top 5 ETM Class Instructor Tips

by Mel Beves

What do our class participants need from their instructors?

Here are my 5 top tips to ensure you are doing the best job you can to ensure an effective class with participant satisfaction.

1.  Choreography – Ensure that you know it.  You must have a plan in place to avoid getting put off.  Know where […]

By |June 28th, 2017|Article, Group Exercise|

Recipe – Crunchy Almond Crumb Chicken With Courgette & Feta Salad

This healthy crumb recipe will lower the carb content of this schnitzel style chicken and increase the nutrient content.

Crumbed Chicken

2 free range chicken breast fillets (sliced in half to make 4)
1 tablespoon arrowroot (or 2 tbsp plain flour)
1 organic / free range egg beaten
1 cup ground unsalted natural almonds
 (try crushing […]

By |June 24th, 2017|Article, Recipes|

Mini Ab Blast

Class Handout For Your Clients by Jo Everill-Taylor

This is a great series of exercises to help flatten that tummy for the shorts and beach season (oh and help strengthen your back too for lying on that sunbed!)

Toe Taps-Use this exercise to ignite your core. Starting in neutral, inhale, engage pelvic floor, exhale brace core and […]

By |June 21st, 2017|Article, Pilates|

Rehydrating After Training In The Heat

Article by Gill Cummings-Bell BA (hons) M.Sc MBA – Drummond Clinic/Education 

With this exceptional spell of hot weather, which we hope will last another couple of months, and with the holiday season coming up, it is important to consider training and recovery in the heat.

It is an everyday experience that exercise feels harder when the temperature is […]

By |June 18th, 2017|Article, Nutrition|