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|

Pilates Breath! How important is it?

Class handout by Jo Everill-Taylor B.Sc
The Importance of Breath

Joseph Pilates emphasized using a very full breath in his exercises. He advocated thinking of the lungs as a bellows – using them strongly to pump the air fully in and out of the body. Most Pilates exercises co-ordinate with the breath, and using the breath properly […]

By |August 20th, 2018|Article, Pilates|

Pilates or Yoga? What is the difference?

Class handout by the Drummond Team

We are often asked if it is better to take Pilates training or Yoga training and what is the difference. I expect you are often asked the same by class members. We thought this handout may help clarify some of the differences and help you choose what classes to offer […]

By |January 5th, 2018|Article, Pilates|

Pilates Myo-fascia & Neural Release

Pilates has been praised for its ability to strengthen the core and improve posture, but we don’t often talk about the limitations of Pilates. We exist to move and, in daily life, we’re often bending, stretching, twisting and reaching. In technical terms we can say that we are moving through planes of movement around an […]

By |November 29th, 2017|Article, Pilates|

Pilates for Sciatica Article by Jo Everill-Taylor

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

By |October 15th, 2017|Article, Pilates|

Top 5 Tips for Osteoporosis Suffers in Pilates Class

Class handout by Jo Everill-Taylor B.Sc 

Avoid spinal flexion- there can be an elevated risk of fracture- so keep

your head down on when we are working on our back in exercises such as

single leg stretch. When you go to the floor do a lunge rather than a

standing roll down. When we do things like half […]

By |October 5th, 2017|Article, Pilates|

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|

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|

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|