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Pilates and Low Back Pain

Pilates and Low Back Pain LOW BACK PAIN AND PILATES Ahhh, tricked ya!  You thought I was going to give you the secret to living pain free in one little article!.... Sounds ludicrous when you put it like that – I mean, if it was that simple, wouldn’t the whole world be pain free? Okay, [...]

What Makes a Pilates Class Good … ?

What Makes a Pilates Class Good … ? What makes a pilates class good …. or bad for that matter?   Firstly, the instructor! They need to know their stuff and also be friendly, inviting and encouraging.  A good instructor can teach different types of personalities and different types of bodies confidently and be able [...]

Client of the Month – July 2018

Client of the Month – July 2018 Client of the Month – Ms Courtney Hulbert Courtney is our client of the month for July 2018, and very deservingly!  She's been working like a trooper in her sessions, in order to correct her biomechnical issues, and strengthen those all important core muscles.  So, let's learn a [...]

Kids Foot Health: Learning to walk in early years – what’s normal?

Kids Foot Health: Learning to walk in early years – what’s normal? Kids Foot Health: Learning to walk in early years – what’s normal? With your kids seeming to get bigger every day so many changes happening as they do, it can be really hard to know what’s normal and what’s not.  So we thought we’d [...]

Instructor Focus: Belinda Edwards

Instructor Focus: Belinda Edwards Hi Pilates Nation Crew, My name is Belinda… I’m here to share with you my previous experiences and how I came to be passionate about Pilates: I was educated at the Victorian College of the Arts where besides the academics, dance was the main focus. It was through my dance education that I [...]

Green Smoothie for good winter health

Green Smoothie for good winter health JULIE'S GREEN SMOOTHIE With winter fast approaching we need to be wary of colds, sniffles and generally feeling under the weather.  A great way to keep above it all is with good nutrition and plenty of sleep, which is sometimes difficult given our busy lives.  So here I’m sharing [...]

Principle No 5:  Cervical and head (cranium) placement

Principle No 5:  Cervical and head (cranium) placement Principle No 5:  Cervical and head (cranium) placement The cervical spine (neck) should hold its natural curve (slightly anterior convex curve) and naturally follow on from the natural curve of the upper (thoracic) spine during flexion, extension, lateral flexion and rotation.  The skull or cranium should balance [...]

Client of the Month – June 2018

Client of the Month – June 2018 Client of the Month – Mrs Nathalia Bastos We've watched this little lady go from strength to strength in our classes, continuously making progress and always hungry to learn more.  An absolute pleasure to have in class, Nathalia always has a smile on her face and is always [...]

Instructor Focus … Meet Matt

Instructor Focus … Meet Matt Hi guys, I'm Matthew Winfer ... Matt for short I've been at Pilates Nation since late last year and for those who haven't been to my classes, I'm here to tell you a bit about me, my interests and my experiences.  I've been doing pilates for about 3 and a [...]

Pilates Principle No 4: Scapular Mobility and Stability

Pilates Principle No 4: Scapular Mobility and Stability Principle 4: Scapular (Shoulder Blade) Mobility and Stabilisation   The next principle is scapular mobility and stabilisaton.  The scapular have only one bony attachment to the skeleton:  at the acromio-clavicular joint (that bony protrusion at the top of the shoulders).  They are slightly rounded in their appearance [...]