Author: Stephanie Smith

Pilates Reformer for Fitness over 50

We are constantly assaulted with information suggesting the various benefits of an active, healthy lifestyle.  As we age our exercise needs change and you may be left wondering ‘what is the best form of exercise for me?’.    To some degree the answer depends on what you hope to achieve in the coming years: ·        Are…

Why Pilates is great for Skiers

Whether you’re a black run regular or this is your first year on the nursery slopes some pre-ski preparation can work wonders to prevent the all too common muscle soreness and stiffness that afflicts so many.   It will also help to prevent common injuries like lower back pain and knee problems. Here are areas where…

So What Is a Pilates Reformer?

Pilates founder Joseph Pilates invented a series of Pilates apparatus designed to exercise and challenge the human body.  The Pilates Reformer is by far the most popular machine and features in studios around the globe. The reformer is essentially a narrowish, bed-like frame with a flat platform on it, called the carriage, which rolls back…

5 great reasons to practice Pilates in 2018

With our bodies, finances and emotions maxxed out after the Festive season its tempting to take a hard line detox approach in January.   However this ‘all or nothing’ mantra often doesn’t last the month, leaving you feeling deflated, defeated and often deeper out of pocket. If fitness or wellness is one of your resolutions for…

5 Great Benefits of Pilates Reformer Exercises

The Reformer offers all the well-known benefits of Pilates including strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance.  These things clearly have a positive impact on our daily life such as better posture, more efficient movement patterns and in many cases relief from pain caused by muscular imbalance.   But using the Pilates Reformer will take your pilates practice…