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The Rotator Cuff

The shoulder joint, also known as the glenohumeral joint is a ball and socket joint. It is made up of the head of the humerus and the glenoid fossa of the scapula (the top of the upper arm and the side of the shoulder blade). The shoulder joint is one of the most freely moveable […]

By |June 12th, 2024|Article, News, Pilates|

Unlocking Strength and Stability: 3 Reasons You Must Train the Posterior Chain in Your Classes

By Jo Everill-Taylor

In the world of fitness, it’s easy to get caught up in exercises that focus solely on the muscles we see in the mirror. However, neglecting the muscles of the posterior chain—the group of muscles on the backside of the body—can lead to imbalances, poor posture, and increased risk of injury.

Whatever discipline you […]

By |June 12th, 2024|Article, News, Pilates|

Heart-healthy Recipe – Easiest-ever Paella

PREP: 5 MINS

COOK: 25 MINS

SERVES 4

Nutrition (per serving):

Kcal 518

Fat 12g

Saturates 0.4g

Carbs 75g

Sugars 5g

Fibre 5g

Protein 32g

Salt 1.29g

Ingredients:

1 tbsp olive oil
1 leek  or onion, sliced
110g pack chorizo
 sausage, chopped
1 tsp turmeric
300g long grain rice
1 L hot fish or chicken stock
200g frozen peas
400g frozen seafood mix, defrosted

Method:

Heat the oil in a deep frying […]

By |May 19th, 2024|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

Recipe – Vegetable tagine with chickpeas & raisins

Cholesterol-friendly.

Method:

Heat the oil in a pan, then fry the onions for 5 mins until soft. Stir in the spices. Add the courgettes, tomatoes, chickpeas, rasins and stock, then bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 10 mins. Stir in the peas and cook for 5 mins more. Sprinkle with coriander, to serve.

Ingredients:

2 tbsp […]

By |April 25th, 2024|Article, Recipes|

Working with Client’s with an FAI (Femoral-acetabular impingement)

Article by Alex Proctor QTS, BA (HONS) HPAC […]

By |April 25th, 2024|Article, Injury|

Pilates Class Modifications for General Hip Pain or Discomfort

Jo Everill-Taylor B.Sc (Hon’s)

Many clients present in a Pilates class with hip pain which can be caused by very varied conditions such as Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Snapping Hip Syndrome, Poor Posture, Pelvic Dysfunction, ligament injuries, restrictions and many other factors. Whilst we are non diagnostic and it is nor our place to say what is […]

By |April 19th, 2024|Article, Pilates|

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 |April 19th, 2024|Article, Recipes|

Lighter Hot Cross Buns – Easter Recipe

Lighter Hot Cross Buns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy these light and flavourful buns all year round

Makes enough for 16 buns

Ingredients:

500ml skimmed milk or dairy-free alternative
4 cardamom pods, lightly crushed
4 cloves
zest of 1 lemon
zest of 2 oranges
300g spelt flour
300g strong white bread flour, plus about 100g extra for kneading and the crosses
1 […]

By |March 30th, 2024|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

How Your Gut May Be Preventing Your Weight Loss

Article by Lincoln Bryden

Obesity has stolen national headlines as one of the most pressing health issues of our generation. It is clear that obesity is a multi-factorial, complex process that spans genetics, culture, socio-economic status, environment, beliefs, stress and more.

Many facets are well understood about obesity, particularly the consequence, which we know to be increased […]

By |March 30th, 2024|Article, Physiology|

from Professional Standards – Scopes of Practice do Grow!

Article by Freddie Drummond B.Sc. (Hon’s)

You may or may not be familiar with the Professional Standards which CIMSPA are the guardians of. We have two for group exercise. One is the Core Group Exercise Instructor Professional Standards and the second are the Pilates Based Matwork Instructor professional Standards.

If you have never read them before they […]

By |February 17th, 2024|Article, Group Exercise|