Pilates exercise of the month – Half Rollback

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Benefits Strengthens & challenges core, abdominal & pelvic floor muscles. Improves strength and control in hip flexor muscles. Opens up the spine, encouraging movement between the vertebrae.   How Start sitting with knees slightly bent and feet flat.  Upper body rolled forward over the knees and arms reaching out in front. Take a breath in […]

Taking Control At Menopause.

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World Menopause Day. Yesterday was world menopause day, aimed at raising awareness of this often-ignored life stage in women. Due to changes in hormone levels many women experience a range of symptoms at this time from joint pain and brain fog to hot flushes and night sweats and everything in-between. And, while these can be […]

Sidebend. Julie Carolan Pilates

Pilates exercise of the month – Sidebend

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Benefits This is a great exercise for stretching out the side of the body and opening up between the ribs. Strengthens Abdominals, Obliques, Shoulder Stabilising muscles and Hip muscles. Helps to improve balance and coordination.   How Start sitting on one hip with your knees bent, legs on top of each other. Supporting arm in […]