Are you in alignment?

How wonderful to welcome in the Spring/Summer time in style, with lovely friends from Portobello on a Half Marathon event last weekend! And what an amazing opportunity to retreat, sleep well, swim in the turquoise water, run slowly and enjoy some good Pilates back in the studio after a good cardiovascular exercise! If you ever fancy joining in our next half marathon training plan, please go get in touch and continue with your Pilates practice to enable your body to maintain its elasticity, suppleness and strength!

This week our theme is alignment! Alignment is one of the key principles of Pilates, and it’s essential for your understanding of core connection, strength building and control! It is also essential to the optimal functional of all of the systems of the body. So let’s Conquer it together!

Anatomically, our joints are designed to be positioned in relation to each other in one precise way only, enabling the muscles to work efficiently in the sequence and manner they are meant to, and supports the various systems of the body.

Our alignment is affected and altered by many factors, such as repetitive movements, a sedentary lifestyle, injuries and illness,etc, So when these factors take us out of good alignment, we alter the length and tension of our muscles, ligaments, tendons and connective tissue. This puts a strain on our joints and affects our movement, taking us further out of alignment.

To improve our alignment, we need to start by addressing the underlying issues – our daily habits, for example sitting. By making sitting your daily default position, your tissues have adapted to this shape, with some muscle fibres shortening and others lengthening. So see how you can make some new habits – for example break up the sitting with standing, walking, squatting and simply changing your position throughout the day. If not sitting, have a think about what your most common daily activity or movement is? What position or repetitive action does it encourage? And how do these show up as areas of tension or tightness in your body?

The precise adjustments of Pilates to encourage good alignment that make it such a unique form of exercise, looks at the body as a whole, not as separate parts, with one part the “problem”, and that is why the alignment of the entire body is of prime importance. Pilates exercises focus on strengthening the deep stabilising muscles, and releasing the accumulated tension in other muscles. In time, this will help them to regain their ideal balance and length, which improves movement quality, and alignment of the joints, avoiding wear and tear and the risk of injury.

This process also improves your proprioception – your innate awareness of where your joints and your body are in space. Often clients new to Pilates say they feel squint when put into correct alignment, as the new position is so unfamiliar to their body. But with repetition you will begin to self correct and in time good alignment will become your new default position.

Not long now til our Big Birthday Party Bonanaza on 24th May!!! Please be reminded, barbecue from 4pm (weather permitting), with children and families most welcome. Both celebrations will be taking place at The Grange Club in Stockbridge (the evening party from 7pm). If you haven’t already, please don’t forget to RSVP by emailing me directly on sabrina@phpt.co.uk to let me know if you are planning to attend one or BOTH of our party events on 24th May.

Just as exciting is the beginning of our launch FORTNIGHT- the week commencing 27 May, where you will be able to invite your friends to a free class! Branding and goodies galore, the following week. Who will YOU bring???

Our next Trigger Point Pilates workshop will fall on the 15th June. Do get booked in promptly for this event, as there will be no Trigger Point workshop in May or July, so we expecting big numbers. Click here to book

So please have a fab weekend, and I’ll be seeing you soon!

Sabrina xxxx

Upcoming events

  • 24 May- Barbecue and Party!
  • Week commencing 27 May: Launch FORTNIGHT

Taster Class Opportunities

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We also make sure we have loads of fun! You will get fitter, stronger and learn to be aware of your body!

Please contact Sabrina on Email sabrina@phpt.co.uk or call 07922 202 968 to find out more about trying this session completely free and with no obligation.

I have found that Conquer Gravity is a mind and body discipline. There’s an emphasis on maintaining form in the execution of each movement which demands total mental and physical concentration. I have definitely experienced benefits; mainly being increased power and balance.

Amit, conquer gravity enthusiast.

We also make sure we have loads of fun! You will get fitter, stronger and learn to be aware of your body!

Please contact Sabrina on Email sabrina@phpt.co.uk or call 07922 202 968 to find out more about trying this session completely free and with no obligation.

Post-natal Mother and Baby Pilates

Come and meet like-minded Mums, discover the wealth of recovery and strength that is to be had for postnatal women as well as all of these benefits:

  • Work on Pelvic Floor muscle strength
  • Improve posture, coordination, balance and control
  • Feel more confident
  • Assessment and work on Diastasis of the Rectus Abdominals
  • Improve core and stability
  • Meet like-minded mothers and make loads of lovely new friends!

We also make sure we have loads of fun! You will get fitter, stronger and learn to be aware of your body and your baby will have great fun spending quality time with you too!

Please contact Sabrina on Email sabrina@phpt.co.uk or call 07922 202 968 to find out more.

“The class genuinely helped me to reconnect, repair and reclaim my body after the birth of Matilda. All with a big smile and excellent instruction. Thank you Sabrina!”

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