The movements of the dance, include hip drops, circles, figure eights, and shimmies putting the joints and ligaments in the lower back and hip through a full range of gentle, repetitive motion. This movement helps increase the flow of synovial fluid (nature’s lubricant) in these joints. When movements are done properly, the pelvis is tipped forward, or tucked somewhat; a neutral position that can help prevent lower back problems.  Oriental dance can help relieve stress to the back, counteracting the almost constant compression of the disks that occurs from sitting and a sedentary lifestyle.

Wednesday 24th January 2018 at 6.45 pm

Thursday 25th January 2018 at 11 am


Pilates does benefit men just as it does women. Here’s why

In case you haven’t noticed, men are physically different from women in lots ways. Obviously, men are built differently, but they also move differently. They are generally more muscular and less flexible than women. Most men are extremely tight in the low back and hamstrings, owing to posture-related issues. Most obvious among these is increased thoracic kyphosis (rounded upper back), characterised by a forward-leaning head and rounded shoulders; this issue can be caused by sitting over a computer for long periods or the over training of certain muscle groups. In many men, the hamstrings, and butt are all tight and weak—which contributes to low-back pain.

What I hear from the ladies who attend class, is that their fellas think that Pilates is an easy work out just for women.

How wrong can they be??

Thursday 25th January 2018 at 8 pm

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