May 2, 2018

The turn of May means a new ‘move of the month’ and we’re continuing with the letter theme! In April we looked at ‘The Y’ so this month we’re delving into a variation that we call ‘The W’. This Pilates move focuses on strengthening the mid-trapezius muscles and stabilising the scapula, so provides a rigorous workout for both the back and shoulders. Not to be sh...

May 1, 2018

It’s that time of year again, the mercury is rising and more and more of us dream of parading our toned and trim summer bodies in those shorts buried at the bottom of the wardrobe. Of course no matter how many calories you count, the only way to tone your muscles and create a chiselled physique is to exercise on a regular basis. But you don’t have to tediously...

April 2, 2018

You know how it is when you want to try something new; everybody you tell has a preformed opinion based on what they’ve been told, or maybe read in a magazine. At Newcastle Pilates we hear the same things from our clients who’ve been previously put off Pilates, by misconceptions. But not to worry, as Newcastle’s number one Pilates studio we’re here to set the r...

April 1, 2018

April has arrived and this month we’re focusing on a back strengthening movement called the ‘Y’. This mat based movement seems simple, but don’t let the laying down fool you; holding and maintaining the pose is a robust workout for your trapezius muscles. Your ‘traps’ are actually two muscles that support the rotation and stabilisation of the shoulder blade and...

March 2, 2018

Everybody knows that leading a healthy lifestyle involves regular exercise and eating a balanced diet to improve muscle function. Pilates has become part of many lifestyles over the last few years and these people reap the benefits of improved physical ability. But not everyone is aware of just how many healing qualities Pilates has, but not to worry, we can ex...

March 1, 2018

This month we are focusing the spotlight on one of Joseph Pilate’s original moves: The Dart. This exercise is fantastic for strengthening the back, engaging the extension muscles throughout the movement.  Like a dart your body should be pointed and slickly streamlined so you can glide through the levels of this move!

1. To begin the move lie on your stomach with...

February 5, 2018

Contrary to what you may think, Pilates is suitable for all ages, children through to elderly adults. Anyone who is old enough to learn or fit enough to perform Pilates exercises can benefit from them. It is important to keep the body strong and supple from early life (when it is admittedly much easier to do so) and as we age. A carefully designed Pilates progr...

February 2, 2018

This month we’re giving focus to one of the original Pilates exercises created by Joseph Pilates: the Table Top Scissors. The abdominals engage to lift the upper body and keep it lifted while the legs move. There are two schools of thought as to how you should do Scissors, both challenging and benefitting pelvic stability and hamstring flexibility to slightly d...

January 3, 2018

For the eagle-eyed amongst you, you’ll have noticed we’ve devoted the last few months to the ever-rewarding Pilates Bridge exercise. From the classic position to teaching you a handful of modified moves, we’re now revealing our final, most advanced Bridge variation. Please welcome- the Bridge Level 4.     

Give an Arm and a Leg

This next phase is d...

January 2, 2018

‘Back’ To Work?

Now that the winter break is over, the UK is beating a reluctant retreat to office life which means just one thing: lots of sedentary work. With more of us than ever choosing to earn our crust behind computer screens, we’ve seen a sharp rise in musculoskeletal complaints amongst younger generations. Before you go ahead and pack in your desk job,...

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