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|

Mastering the Pilates Roll Up

By Drummond Pilates Course Lead 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 […]

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|

Spring Clean With Pilates – Your Internal Shower!

Article by Jo Everill-Taylor B.Sc (Hon’s)

When we think of a spring clean for the body we often consider a de-tox diet but have you considered how you can spring clean and re-fresh the body with Pilates?

When Joseph Pilates published his book Return to Life Through Contrology, it is clear that he was very interested in […]

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

Share this 30 minute workout with your clients and set it for them to do daily whilst they are on hols. It’s just a simple one with exercises they will know. 30 Minute Holiday Pilates Workout

By |April 14th, 2017|Article, Pilates|

What makes a Pilates class – Pilates

How Can I Tell If It Is Pilates?

A handout to share with class members.

There are many classes using the title Pilates within their class title and description. This can be confusing for class members and those who want to attend Pilates so that they can reap the benefits of the Pilates method.

It is important […]

By |February 26th, 2017|Article, Pilates|

Pilates & Musculo-Skeletal Conditions

Article By Jo Everill-Taylor B.Sc
With the ever increasing number of chronic illnesses in the UK the benefits of exercise in disease prevention and rehabilitation has become more and more popular.

This has opened up opportunities for exercise professionals to enter into a dynamic and rewarding field.

Government initiatives such as the National Service Framework for coronary heart […]

By |December 7th, 2016|Article, Pilates|

Pilates For Running

Article for Clieints: By Gibwa Cole B.Sc. Chartered Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Specialist
How can Pilates help my running?

Most of the time, when you mention the word ‘Pilates’, it conjures images of housewives bedecked in their colourful active wear, lying on the floor and seemingly doing absolutely nothing. However, just because all appears calm externally, doesn’t […]

By |December 7th, 2016|Article, Pilates|

Pilates Exercises For Diastasis recti & More

Jo Everill-Taylor B.Sc (Hon’s) Answers public questions from clients. Read her answers to help you when clients ask you the same questions.

Q1: Any suggested exercise type/sport best for someone with diastasis recti (ripped stomach muscles) after 2nd child?

Diastasis recti is a separation of the connective tissue of the abdominal wall and most women will have […]

By |June 30th, 2016|Article, Pilates|