Pilates for Dancers

By Elisa Withers Dancers Can Find Balance Through Pilates Dancers are required to be performing artists as well as elite athletes and combine graceful and seemingly effortless movement with strength, endurance, flexibility and exceptional control. These highly...

Pilates for Pain Management, Rehabilitation and Strength

Recognition for Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation The medical world has now realized the benefits of Pilates for injury prevention and rehabilitation. 80% of adults will experience back pain at some stage in their life. When left unmanaged, a high proportion of...

What Is Tennis Elbow?

With Wimbledon beginning this week today’s blog post will focus on an elbow condition known as ‘Tennis Elbow’ or Lateral Epicondylalgia. So what exactly is ‘Tennis Elbow’? It is a condition initially thought to be due to inflammation of the wrist extensors tendons...

Could Acupuncture Work For You?

Have you ever considered having acupuncture as a treatment? Acupuncture is a very safe and effective treatment to help with a variety of conditions. A study by White (2006) found no serious adverse events and only 10.2% of minor adverse events which included:...

Mindfulness and How To Do It

Mindfulness for me is a focusing exercise for the mind. It is a skill that you have to train, in which you aim to find a state of consciousness that is calming and directs awareness inward. Imagine all your thoughts, worries and to do lists; are like clouds in the...

5 Tips for Eliminating Headaches with Jessica Kostos

  Headaches are extremely common, with more than 10 million people in the UK experiencing regular headaches. For some people there are drastic affects on their quality of life, losing significant social and work time due to their suffering. In many cases headaches can...

Pilates Not Painkillers by Glenn Withers

Pilates not painkillers the best cure for backache - Times newspaper, London,UK. Friday 3rd of February, 2017. It was with delight that I awoke this morning to the head line on the front page of the times newspaper - Pilates not painkillers the best cure for backache!...

Pilates & Scoliosis by Glenn Withers

The word scoliosis can be quite a frightening word to hear when you see a medical professional. It categorises one into a sub group of people who collectively have been told they have abnormal spinal alignment. This can lead to many issues of concern, anxiety and...

Remembering Joseph Pilates

Pilates 100+ day is a celebration of the time Joseph Pilates spent on the Isle of Man during World War 1 where he worked on his method that is still worked today. Below you can see a video that recounts this time and provides insight into the man himself along with...

Exercising while pregnant?

We have just seen a great blog post by Keah Lan. She talks about exercise during pregnancy and puts down one of APPI's DVDs as her favourites! Here is the excerpt: "The APPI pilates for pregancy DVD, is one of my favourites, as a pilates teacher myself i know first...

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