Pilates

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|

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|

12 Days of Christmas – Pilates Accumulator Workout to Challenge your Clients!!

This is a great little workout to give your clients to execute a couple of times over Christmas or use in your final classes of the year. The only criteria is that they have to sing it as they do it!

Complete a normal prep phase and then set them up on their own mats. Write […]

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

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 |May 30th, 2022|Article, Pilates|

A-Z of Herbs – M is for Mace & Mint

Today’s herb is Mint

Mint is the name for over a dozen plant species, including peppermint and spearmint, that belong to the genus Mentha.

While eating the plant offers some health benefits, research shows that several of mint’s health benefits come from applying it to the skin, inhaling its aroma or taking it as a capsule.

Mint […]

By |April 20th, 2020|Article, Pilates|

The Birth of Pilates

Pilates – an increasingly popular form of exercise originally developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920’s is a total mind-body conditioning program designed to target the deep muscles of the abdomen and spine to improve overall central core stability, posture and balance.

Therapy Pilates combines the early principles of Joseph Pilates with current research in movement dysfunction, local […]

By |May 24th, 2019|Article, Newsletter Article, Pilates|

Clinical Pilates – What is it? – And what are the benefits?

Article by the Drummond Team

Pilates is an increasingly popular form of exercise originally developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920’s. It is a total mind-body conditioning program designed to target the deep muscles of the abdomen and spine to improve overall central core stability, posture and balance.

Clinical Pilates combines the early principles of Joseph Pilates […]

By |May 15th, 2019|Article, Pilates|

Pilates Principles for Skiing

Class handout 

By Jo Everill-Taylor, Drummond Pilates lead & Director of Better Body Training Limited & Hatch.

So I suspect you think I’m now going to suggest a range of exercises that will help improve your skiing? Well, actually,  I thought I’d take a different look at how the Pilates Method can affect your skiing (ok then I will […]

By |March 26th, 2019|Article, Newsletter Article, Pilates|

Exercising on your Back During Pregnancy

By Jo Everill-Taylor – Managing Director, Better Body Training
Heard of Supine Hypotensive Syndrome? Find out here all you need to know to deal with this during your pregnancy.
We all know we need to modify exercise during pregnancy, not least to accommodate the baby bump! But did you know that you need to ensure you feel well and happy […]

By |October 15th, 2018|Article, Pilates|

The Story of Hatch!

Our resident Pilates national lead expert “extraordinaire” Jo Everill-Taylor has paired up with long-time friend and paediatric specialist Cat Welch to launch “Hatch” – a fresh idea to help children come “out of their shells”, – a programme combining movement with behavioural support. Its an amazing programme. Join Jo & Cath on their journey and […]

By |September 25th, 2018|Article, Lifestyle, Pilates|