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“Men don’t do Pilates; it’s only for women”

A man named Joseph Pilates designed Pilates.  He was a German man living in Britain during World War 1.  He designed a program originally called Contrology which was a program made to focus on core control, balance, strength, stamina and overall mind-body control.  He designed this program for both men and women, so this is most definitely a myth.

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Mum and baby exercise class

Mum and baby exercise classReturning to exercise post-partum

After having your baby, exercise is something that most new mothers look forward to, however with limited sleep and busy routines regular exercise can seem difficult. At Q Pilates, our Baby & Mama exercise classes run in a relaxed and supportive environment with your baby and helps address the changes to the body that occur during pregnancy to help you recover from birth and regain your strength and confidence. Read more

Triathlete Jarrod Harvey

Triathlete Jarrod HarveyMeet Q Pilates Partnered Athlete, Jarrod Harvey

Jarrod Harvey has been competing in triathlons since the age of 12. Jarrod is a 3 time Australian Triathlon representative, 3 times Ironman and Kona finisher and also teaches HPE in his “spare time”. Jarrod has been practising Pilates with Q Pilates over the past few years and has been reaping the benefits of his hard work on both training longevity and triathlon results. Here, we have asked Jarrod a few questions about his Pilates journey and how it has benefited him in his sport. Read more

Woman with Stomach Muscle Seperation

Stomach Muscle SeperationStomach Muscle Separation

The clinical name for the separation of the stomach muscles is Diastasis Recti Abdominis (DRA). The stretching and thinning of the recti abdominis muscles is a natural occurrence during pregnancy due to abdominal growth and up to 66% of women have a significant separation by the end of their third trimester. The good news is that for the majority of women this condition resolves during the early postpartum period. Read more

Pilates Bridge Exercise

Pilates Bridge ExerciseDo I need to do them?

These days most people are aware that pregnancy and childbirth are risk factors for weakening and injury to the perineum and pelvic floor. This may result in urinary and faecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, defecation dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, sensory and emptying abnormalities of the lower urinary tract, and chronic pain syndromes.

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Lady rolling up a pilates mat

Lady rolling up a pilates mat5 Reasons Why It’s Seriously Underrated

With so many new and fascinating forms of Pilates emerging into our ever-evolving health and wellness arena (case in point; barre, reformer, aerobatic, cardiolates, interval pilates Wunda chair and the list goes on) it’s only fair we think spending an hour sprawled on the mat without all the fancy equipment is a waste of our time, right?

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Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain GraphicThe Rhyme and Reason for Imbalances

The shoulder girdle and upper quadrant of our bodies is a very complex and intricate system of muscles, joints, nerves and ligaments that allow humans to produce gross and fine motor movements for full dexterity and upright posture. If you have pain around the neck, shoulder or in your arm, chances are that there may be more than one of the above anatomical structures not working to its fullest capacity and creating a situation of overload on your body and resultant pain.

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Q Pilates - Osteoporosis

Choose exercise to combat the condition affecting bone density.

Bones are mostly made up of collagen, a protein that provides the flexible framework of bone, and minerals such as calcium phosphate and calcium carbonate that provide rigidity and strength to the framework. Bone cells are constantly changing and adapting to their environment, with bones responding to the demands and stresses placed on them. If you do not use your muscles and bones they will become weaker, but if you stay active and use your muscles then bones become stronger due to imposed demands. Read more