Bad Back – Why you should be doing Pilates.

Pilates can be a beneficial exercise method for individuals with a bad back. Where previously people with bad backs were advised not to move much; now in many cases the consensus is to keep moving. Pilates can help by enhancing spinal & hip mobility, increasing flexibility, and building core strength and stability to support optimal back health in the long term.

Tips for Improving Your Back Pain

Back pain affects approximately 8 million people in the UK. It accounts for 40% of workplace absences. Which is all a bit rubbish but…

Dealing with back pain on a daily basis can be challenging. At Pilates Avenue, many of the clients we meet with back issues have fallen into a cycle of being scared to move but not moving is actually making the problem worse. There are several tips and strategies you can implement to help alleviate and prevent back pain from happening and reoccurring.

“But I’m not very bendy”

When people enquiring about Pilates “I’m not very flexible” is often one of the first things they say.  Yes, if you look around you will find photographs of people doing Pilates moves that involve a crazy level of contortionism; you may have also seen the Yogi’s doing moves that require their leg to end up …

How to focus on your fitness during the summer holidays.

For families the summer holidays can be one of the best times of the year but it can also be one of the most stressful for many parents especially mums. Juggling work, childcare, entertainment and everything else can mean your needs move further down the pecking order. By the end of the holidays you feel like you don’t even know where your gym kit is and you are dreading that first workout because you know it’s not going to be fun!!