Access your inner runner with your Pilates flow

By Maggie Macgill, Pilates educator and holistic running coach http://flowhpt.com.au   Pilates lives in the realm of flow. Flow is a state of being, a feeling of effortless ease that comes from being in complete alignment. When you are in the flow state your energies are completely focused, time seems to stand still and your Learn more

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The Importance of Cross Training
By Katrina Edwards

Why is cross training important and what is it? For each sport or activity the body performs certain actions or movements. Some sports are non-weight bearing, like cycling and swimming. Some are weight bearing, like weight lifting.

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Health and Happiness
By Katrina Edwards

“You are born alone and you die alone” I remember hearing this when I was young and not really getting it, but now, at 44, I understand!! Only you can make yourself happy. Firstly you need to find peace before you can feel happiness and then, in turn, see happiness in everything around you. A Learn more

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Pilates And Pregnancy My Journey So Far

In late January this year, I arrived for my regular studio session with Katrina Edwards looking somewhat green around the gills. I had gotten off my train early as I was feeling nauseous and had walked to the studio through town. This will sound familiar to a lot of mothers, but I couldn’t believe how Learn more

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Pre Natal Preparation and Post Natal Rehabilitation
By Kath Banks

Pregnancy is wonderful and exciting, but it also signifies a time of change, especially for the body. Many expectant mothers embrace their new found curves and growing tummy, while others dislike not being in control of their own body. Either way all mothers want the best for their child and exercise, including the Pilates Method, Learn more

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Pilates for Dance Conditioning

The Pilates method is a very effective and compatible conditioning routine for a dancer’s body. Dance is a wonderful and powerful art form. There are a vast range of schools/methods/techniques within the dance industry; however the principles underlying mastery of the steps remain the same. The Pilates method has the ability to reach out and Learn more

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The Use of the Pilates Method in the Treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniation
By Kath Banks

Back pain is a major public health problem in western society, with herniated lumbar intervertebral discs being one such cause of low back pain. There are a number of treatments prescribed for herniated discs including surgery as well as a wide variety of conservative approaches. The Pilates method is one such conservative approach.

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Bodies Are Not Designed To Sit…..
By Stacey Cooper (student clinic supervisor and assessor)

If we look at how our bodies are designed there are a series of joints starting from our feet to our spine which are all part of a sequence which help absorb shock, transfer weight evenly and to share the load while walking/running/playing.

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Spinal Conditions and Injuries, including Disc Bulge

The spine fulfils a key role in the body, holding up our torso and allowing us to move. Injuries to the spine can therefore be debilitating and have a huge effect on the body as a whole.

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