Reasons to practise pilates

Why Pilates? Regular practise of pilates offers a wide range of health and fitness benefits: improved posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility. relief of stress and tension. development of whole body strength and flexibility, thus reducing injury risk among sportspeople, elite and amateur alike. there is some evidence that it can help with the… Continue reading Reasons to practise pilates

Preparing for the new rugby season – cardiovascular training – a case study.

Last week I had a visit from a client who is looking to get fit for the upcoming rugby season, starting in September. Steve is in his late forties and readily admits that he is 4 or 5 stones overweight. He’s not looking to play the full version of the game but just to form… Continue reading Preparing for the new rugby season – cardiovascular training – a case study.

Recovery methods (after boot camps etc.)

Probably one of the biggest topics for discussion after a hard or long workout is how stiff and sore clients are over the following few days. So I thought I’d just summarise the best methods of recovery. Many experienced athletes will have their own views on this and it depends to some extent on personal… Continue reading Recovery methods (after boot camps etc.)