Pilates is a revolutionary mind & body conditioning exercise programme that targets the muscles stabilizing the trunk, which also helps improve breathing & circulation. Pilates is simply perfect during pregnancy and you will feel like a whole new person after a session and here are just the top 3 reasons why: Reason 1: Pilates ensures Read more about 3 Reasons why Pilates is simply better & safer than Yoga during pregnancy[…]
Football season! Everyone is raving about the World Cup, and cheering on England into the quarter finals, FINALLY! Surely, we all admire how the legs and feet of the players are able to endure such intensity not to mention mental preparation, endurance and strength to fight off aggression from the opposition. With a sport as Read more about Road to Feet-ness! 3 Factors causing Foot Injury[…]
Lining up plans for this weekend? Here’s an idea whether you’re a local, new in town, or just looking around, you’ll be sure to find something that you’ll love in Hope Pilates, a small boutique Pilates studio located in Streatham SW2 in South London, just ten mins away from Brixton and Clapham Station. As Read more about April 28 OPEN DAY at Hope Pilates – Time to Celebr8![…]
Upper limb disorders explained Typical office workers sit with their head facing a computer, and arms/hands outstretched over a keyboard and mouse sometime resting their wrist instead of gliding. Unfortunately, office workers engage in unvarying position many hours each day. Height, weight and lack of mobility of the individual also play a part in exacerbating Read more about 3 Most common Upper Body conditions affecting Professionals engadging in repetitive work and how Pilates can help cure them[…]
Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common complaints in today’s society and is the main reason why adults younger than 45 years old exprience discomfort. Debilitating back pain that continues for more than 3 months are considered chronic. LBP occurs when coordinaton and stablization of the trunk muscles are weak. LBP negatively Read more about BACK PAIN – What the doctors didn’t tell you![…]
Piriformis explained The sciatic and peroneal nerve, pictured above, is a thickest and longest nerve in the body. Sometimes both of these nerves pass the underside of the piriformis muscle before dividing (first picture on left),and sometimes they divide and only the sciatic nerve passes through the piriformis muscle (second picture below). Other times they Read more about Piriformis Syndrome Signs and Symptoms[…]
This experience is closer to that of a good night out, a party, being on the dance floor with a bunch of friends! Show us this image AT THE DOOR and PAY ONLY £1!* Visit us every SAT 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM at Hope Pilates 27 Streatham Place, London SW2 4QQ. For Read more about Get Access to Shake That Zumba for £1 ONLY![…]
On our last newsletter, I promised a breakdown of all our extra Pilates small equipment we recently purchased for our NEW bigger and better reformer studio to give you, our clients a better understanding of Pilates away from the group settings and explain ‘Why some 1:1 training is important to all’. I wanted to kick Read more about Look after your curves![…]
You can relax your muscles after exercises or massage your body after a long day of work! Maybe you’ve already seen it and wondered what to do with it?! Perhaps you even saw people using it wondered if this tool could be really useful for you? It is mostly used specifically in the work of deep muscle massaging or body conditioning. Facia (Soft Tissue) release encourages and stimulates circulation and decreases muscle tension /cramps. It helps you to fight the pain in specific parts of the body (hip adductor, Piriformis, shoulder, back, shins, knees…) which are caused due to our sedentray lifestyle. How do we use it? Roll on to the desired region and the position is maintained when trigger points are found. The foam roller is very versatile! It can also used for a great core workout, as featured on online video.
Who can use the Foam Roller?
WHAT IS PiYo? What is PiYo ? PiYo is a type of exercise that combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates and the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga into one fun, intense and fat burning session. Unlike your standard Pilates and yoga classes that focuses on repetitive microscopic core movements, PiYo actually speeds everything Read more about PiYo Masterclass this March![…]