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Research Updates

There is an increasing amount of scientific research on Pilates confirming and affirming the fantastic results and benefits we as teachers see in our clients. This page is dedicated to highlighting the most recent significant studies.

Does Fascia Matter? by Paul Igraham

This fantastically well researched and well written article will blow away your misconceptions about the actual truth about fascia. This is basis for the VNO on Fascia. Click here for the full article


Intra-abdominal Pressure during Pilates: Unlikely to cause Pelvic Floor Harm by Coleman, Nygaard, Holder, Egger & Hitchcock

This great piece of research looks at the intra-abdominal pressure created by the sit to stand compared to Pilates Mat & Reformer exercise. This is referred to in the VNO Demystifying the Pelvic Floor. Click here for the full article


Returning to Life: Navigating Anxiety and Depression with Pilates by Jennifer Kries

This month I was incredibly moved by a beautifully poignant and uplifting article written by Jennifer Kries.

Although I have never suffered with anxiety or depression, members of my family and friends have and so I was deeply interested to read Jennifer’s experiences and how Pilates has been a integral part of not just her physical health but much more importantly her mental health. To read the full article please click here.


Pilates & Lupus

Lupus is a complex and poorly understood condition. It is an incurable, highly variable autoimmune disease which affects individuals differently. Pilates is an excellent form of exercise for this condition. Click here to find out why


90% of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by movement of the spine

The research of Dr R Sperry is of the utmost importance in promoting the benefits of Pilates. Click here to read more


Joint Hypermobility Syndrome

Many of our clients attend sessions in order to increase their flexibility and mobility and often it is the most elusive of goals, they struggle to sit cross-legged, to perform the Roll Up or touch the floor. For some though, they are too “bendy”, too flexible and they have to fight to just hold themselves in one place. Click here to read more


Website Legalities-Who Knew??

This month’s update is a little different as rather than relating to our teaching, it is focused on our businesses. Teaching Pilates is the fun part of my job, running the business side is more challenging. This month I discovered that my website did not have two policies which are legally required when providing a service. Click here to find out what you may need to add to yours to ensure you remain within the law…


Parq-s & Risk Assessments-just what do we need to cover ourselves?

Following on from our last Virtual Night Out where some questions came up about par-qs and just what is required to ensure we stay within the limits of our insurance policies, I rang the amazing broker who acts for FitPro. Here is what she had to say….


Pilates and Fibromyalgia

Helping people with fibromyalgia (also known as fibromyalgia syndrome FMS) is something close to my heart as I have a family member who is bedridden with the condition. New research has been published which may lead to new treatments and ultimately a potiential cure. Click here to read more..

Multiple Sclerosis Patients Experience Significant Improvements in Balnce and Strength with Pilates

Balance, mobilty and strength are the key areas compromised in people suffering from MS so how does Pilates measure up in helping these patients? Click here to read more…

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