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|

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|