Welcome to Pilates 365 - A Private Pilates Studio in Formby, Liverpool.

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Anti – Inflamatory Tea

The strong anti-inflammatory properties of ginger are excellent for dealing with muscle and arthritic pain. Ginger contains powerful anti-inflammatory substances called gingerols. These have been tested in various research of rheumatic diseases such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis where the participants reported a gradual reduction of pain, improving agility and movement and reduction in swelling when using ginger regularly.

The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger also promote digestion and soothe colic, relieve nausea and intestinal gas, and also used as a treatment for colds and other respiratory conditions.

As for turmeric, studies have shown that it is more effective at easing pain than aspirin and other similar chemical medications. It is a great help in the relieving of chronic arthritis and joint pain, as well as relieve symptoms of ulcerative colitis and osteoarthritis, which are two other inflammatory conditions.

One of the active ingredients in turmeric is called curcumin, and is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Indian Ayurvedic medicine to treat arthritis. It is claimed that turmeric reduces arthritis joint pain, inflammation, and stiffness related to arthritis.

  • 1 tsp corriander seeds
  • 1tsp fennel
  • 1tsp feenugreek seeds
  • 2 tea bags, green tea, camomile, white tea – any you like
  • 3 slices of lemon
  • 1 thumb size of fresh turmeric sliced
  • 1 thumb size of fresh ginger sliced

Throw all ingredients into a cafetierre and press after 5 mins.

 

Drink & enjoy…

This Week..The Reformer..

What is Pilates Reformer?

Have you ever heard of machine Pilates? No? Most people haven’t and those that have seen it, think it looks like some medieval torture rack! But that can’t be further from the truth. The Reformer will ‘reform’ your life. When celebs say they “do Pilates” they are usually talking about the Reformer.

In basic terms, the Reformer is a machine, like a sliding bed attached to springs to provide a resistance. This adjustable resistance helps you to ‘reform’ muscular imbalances, tone, strengthen and lengthen the body without adding bulk, for a fantastic all over body workout, adding in challenge to your core against an unstable surface and increased tone for the arms and legs more than Matwork. We also add in the use of small Matwork equipment plus our great Reformer Jumpboards for a cardio workout!

The reformer works to lengthen whilst strengthening the muscles rather than building bulk. It therefore makes for an effective, non impact stretching and toning programme that is safe for the joints and favoured by Physiotherapists and Osteopaths.

Reformer is particularly useful for:

  • Helping those with specific injuries and weak abs get a programme started and get out of pain- 1:1 programme
  • For those that like the extra challenge in their workout, push your body and see faster results with the use of an unstable carriage in order to make your body work harder– 1:1 or Twin Reformer Classes
  • Tried Matwork before and found it  too slow for you?
    Try Reformer, you’ll love it!
  • Pregnant mums. The variety of exercise options available is increased by the use of the Reformer and the resistance it provides is extremely valuable- 1:1 programme
  • Joseph Pilates never intended either Matwork or Reformer to stand alone. His approach was integrative, combining mat and machine for the best all round programme, providing the full benefits that Pilates can offer.

This Week..Fitness Circle

IMG_20140531_091205This week we are working with the fitness circle to add resistance to the upper and lower body on our matwork sessions:

  • Half Roll Back
  • Hundred
  • Obliques Roll Back
  • Heel Squeeze Prone
  • Side Leg Life Series

 

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This Week..Leg Strength

IMG_20140513_202618This week we are working on leg strength on the reformer! Nice legs for the Summer!

  • Footwork
  • Single Leg
  • Lift & Lower
  • Full Short Spine
  • Leg Circles
  • Single Thigh Stretch

Pilates 365, coming soon…

Welcome to Pilates 365. A private equipment based pilates studio in Formby. Teaching the STOTT PILATES® method, a contemporary version which incorporates modern exercise principles, and applies proven and accepted practices in biomechanics, rehabilitation and athletic performance enhancement.  The STOTT PILATES® exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints.

Pilates365 studio teaches both reformer and matwork. Clients at Pilates365 are able to get much more feedback into specific muscles working with the Pilates reformer and tower, this in turn, creating a more balanced body. The machines can also challenge clients much more by providing resistance and an increased range of movement over traditional matwork exercises. The STOTT PILATES® method is a musculo-skeletal conditioning program, focusing on the core muscles, waist and lower back area (the powerhouse of the body) to improve strength, flexibility and posture, keeping the body mobile and helping prevent or reduce injury, building long, lean muscles by combining exercise and stretching into the routines.

Using the latest V2 Max Reformer machines, offers various angles of resistance, providing an increased range of motion making it the premiere tool for Pilates rehab and cross training. V2 Max Reformers allow you to work every area of the body using functional exercises for greater movement everyday. Using multi-plane exercises help correct movement imbalances, you’re training the body to move effectively in the way it’s biologically evolved to – forward, backward, side-to-side, twisting, turning, jumping, balancing. Pilates is widely recommended by doctors and physical therapists.

Coming soon Pilates365 coming soon to Formby – creating Strength, Control and Movement.

Come & join us…

 

The “Cadillac” of our Reformer line, the V2 Max Plus Reformer facilitates limitless exercise possibilities. This one-of-a kind unit multi-tasks as a raised Mat platform, a standard reformer, a virtual Cadillac and a breakthrough multi-planar, biomechanics training tool. Equipped with our innovative retractable rope system and travelling pulleys on the vertical frame, the V2 Max Plus offers variable angles of resistance, providing an increase range of motion, making it the premier tool for Pilates-based sport-specific, rehab and cross-training movement. – See more at: http://www.merrithew.com/shop/ProductDetail/ST01067_V2-Max-Plus-Reformer#sthash.dvs7IXsL.dpuf
The “Cadillac” of our Reformer line, the V2 Max Plus Reformer facilitates limitless exercise possibilities. This one-of-a kind unit multi-tasks as a raised Mat platform, a standard reformer, a virtual Cadillac and a breakthrough multi-planar, biomechanics training tool. Equipped with our innovative retractable rope system and travelling pulleys on the vertical frame, the V2 Max Plus offers variable angles of resistance, providing an increase range of motion, making it the premier tool for Pilates-based sport-specific, rehab and cross-training movement. – See more at: http://www.merrithew.com/shop/ProductDetail/ST01067_V2-Max-Plus-Reformer#sthash.dvs7IXsL.dpuf

 

 

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