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|

Looking Over the Horizon into EMD UK and the ‘Workforce Governance & Registration Scheme Project’

Should I join my National Governing Body (NGB) for Group Exercise. The big question is why? Our resounding answer is ‘YES’. EMD UK are the only organisation who provides the appropriate resources for us as Group Exercise teachers, recognises our scope of practice […]

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

Looking Over the Horizon into EMD UK and the ‘Workforce Governance & Registration Scheme Project’

EMD UK CEO Gill Cummings-Bell BA (Hon’s). M.Sc. PGCE. MBA. AMCSP

Gill explains what is coming over the horizon and how EMD UK’s new membership categories and resource centre can support the group exercise instructor workforce. This will help the group exercise instructor meet the demands of the ‘Workforce Governance & Registration Scheme’ when it lands.

What […]

By |October 31st, 2023|Article, Industry News|

Pilates for Sciatica and Piriformis Syndrome

By Jo Everill-Taylor
What is sciatica?

Sciatica is a set of symptoms including pain that may be caused by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve. True sciatica will come from the compression of the nerves radiating from the lower spine, however similar uncomfortable feelings can be felt from Piriformis Syndrome.

This refers to pain in the […]

By |October 27th, 2023|Article, Pilates|

Foam Rolling Effects on Range of Motion – What the Research Shows

Using a foam roller for self release of muscle tension or aches is now a fairly wide spread practice.  It’s also used with the intention of improving movement mechanics for performance purposes (think strength, muscle stiffness or elasticity). However, what do we really know about how effective it is? The following article will look at […]

By |October 27th, 2023|Anatomy, Article, Physio|

Physio Corner – Shoulder Rotator Cuff Pain

Do you have clients with rotator cuff pain? Understand the causes more with James our resident physiotherapist. 


By |December 20th, 2022|Article, Injury|

Lorraine’s Favourite Exercise

Meet Lorraine, our Scottish lead on Pilates for Edinburgh. Join her in her favourite exercise. Complete this daily in front of the television. 


By |December 20th, 2022|Article, Pilates|

Soft Gingerbread Christmas Cookies

Recipe from our resident foody Krissy (Krisztina Biliczky)
A lovely recipe for a Christmas treat and one of my favourite things to bake with the children. 

80g plain all purpose flour ( can use oat flour but cookies will be drier) 
40g brown sugar or sweetener replacement 
50g unsweetened apples sauce 
3/4 tsp baking powder
1 […]

By |December 20th, 2022|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

31-40 of All Things Fitness

Series of articles from Dr Paul Batman PhD.
Remember you can use these articles for your own social media and websites. If you need the word copies just ask!
What’s on TV tonight?
Up to 20% of Australians over 20 years of age have metabolic syndrome defined as an increase in abdominal obesity, glucose intolerance, increased fat in […]

By |December 20th, 2022|Article, Lifestyle|

Peripheral Heart Action Toning Circuit

A great workout from our resident Personal Training/Rehabilitation senior tutor Glenn Cranham B.Sc (Hon’s)

Notes: All exercises are with dumbbells and loads (suggested for an intermediate 75kg male) are for each dumbbell. Each group is a circuit to be completed twice with a minutes rest between circuits. Add your own warm up and activations based on […]

By |December 20th, 2022|Article, Workouts|