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Mat Goes Massive

Pilates Puts on a Show in Charity Spectacular Over 100 people took part in Pilates4life  “MatGoesMassive” event at Brunel on Saturday 6 December, making it the biggest Pilates class ever in Middlesex.  In just one hour the participants learned, rehearsed and perfected a routine comprised of…

What is Pilates?

Developed by Joseph Pilates at the beginning of the 20th Century, Pilates is a movement technique which strengthens the whole body. It has proven to be as popular with athletes and dancers as it is with the average person on the street. The reason for…

Back Seized Up? Move It!

Back Spasm – Natural (but wrong) Reactions Take the fastest route to A & E. Wait there for some hours to be told, “take ibuprofen and take it easy for a few days” Lay down for a few days until it all feels better Back Spasm…

Posture, the Key to Remaining Pain Free

Posture is the place from which movement begins and ends.  Good posture means better quality movement, which in turn leads to less wear and tear on joints and therefore less pain.  As we adopt a particular postural habit such as sitting slouched with our head…

Pilates 4 Special Conditions

Joseph Pilates grew up suffering from rickets, asthma and rheumatic fever and would have been considered today as someone with special conditions. He became obsessed with the frailties of the body and through his study of the musculature  was determined to overcome his own afflictions….

Pilates 4 Seniors

Keeping mobile is the key to staying young and to maintaining a good quality of life.  How many people do you know who lose the ability to move independently and whose quality of life rapidly diminishes?  We don’t have to run a marathon to keep…