2021 Pilates Highlights

2021 pilates highlights Dec 25, 2021
As we head towards the end of 2021, I'm sure none of us had imagined the pandemic would be still raging out of control right around the world.  Before we look ahead to 2022, I think it's the perfect opportunity to look back at the 4 most popular blog posts of 2021 and recap the practical insights that we have learned from them.  If you want to be inspired with more in-depth information about any of the topics click on the heading to see the original post.  

Positive Change With Pilates


Sometimes we want to experience change in our lives but we feel like it is safer and less risky to stay where we are.  If you are dealing with pain or injury and you want to 
take control of your own health and fitness and become pain-free, it takes courage to step out of your comfort zone and find a solution.  What if the solution doesn't work? Or what if it makes your painful condition even worse that it is right now?
On the other hand, what if it it transforms your life in ways you could never have imagined?  Pilates is all about creating positive change and as Joseph Pilates said  "Change Happens Through Movement & Movement Heals."  When you move, you make positive changes to your mind and body which ultimately leads to healing.  If you are searching for positive change, this blog post is for you.  If you want to be inspired read Adele's story, one of my actual clients who started Pilates while facing a very uncertain future because of her chronic back pain.  With her marriage under strain and  pain controlling her life Adele embraced change and the results were life-changing for her.  My online Pilates studio provides possibilities and hope if you are dealing with pain just like Adele was.  You can not only change your own life but those closest to you will experience the benefits of your transformation too.

5 Ways to Self Manage Your Pain Without Medication


Being in pain with no end in sight can be a debilitating and disempowering feeling.  This popular post provides plenty of practical tips you can start using immediately and others you can implement that over time, will help to reduce your pain level. Medication can provide vital pain-relief for most people but in certain cases it isn't well tolerated on a long term basis and the side effects can be worse than the original condition.  Other people don't want to be dependent on medication to control their pain.  So what are the alternatives?  My online Pilates studio is specifically designed to assist you in recovering from pain or injury.  Over the years I've help hundreds of people successfully take control of their pain through Pilates and go on to enjoy moving with ease and living life on their own terms.  Calming the nervous system is one of the first steps to reducing pain.  Deep breathing is a simple but effective way of sending a message to the parasympathetic nervous system which assists in restoring calm.  Controlled Breathing can be used a stand-alone technique to calm the nervous system. however it is also one of the many benefits of Pilates as every exercise has a conscious breathing pattern.  Read the full post for the other ways of self-managing your pain without medication. 

Pilates For Happy, Healthy Hips


Hip pain is often the poor cousin of back pain, however it is just as debilitating and can be very complex because there are so many different causes.  My online Pilates studio is ideal for helping you to not only take control of your hip pain but to assist you to manage any future flare-ups.  Left untreated, hip pain can cause major imbalances in the body leading to other painful conditions which is caused by limping or protecting the painful side which is unavoidable.  It's very important to know exactly what is causing your hip pain as it can be anything from a labral tear which is an injury to the soft tissue that covers the hip socket or osteoarthritis among many other causes.  By knowing exactly what you are dealing with, it allows me to select the most effective exercises for your particular condition.  My Pilates program can help you to strengthen so you can avoid a joint replacement but sometimes surgery is unavoidable.  I can then assist you to be in the best physical condition possible in preparation for this.  Pilates is also ideal post-surgery to help you get back to doing what you love as quickly and efficiently as possible.  If you would like to read about some of my actual client case studies and learn more more about the importance of good hip health, be sure to read the full post. 

Pilates For Menopause & Beyond


This topic proved to be by far the the most popular blog post that generated the most discussion of 2021.  Whether you are in perimenopause, currently experiencing menopause or it's a distant memory for you there is practical advice for not only women but for the men in your life too.  Menopause has been described as a second puberty and this often challenging time in a women's life is still largely ignored leaving many women unsure of what is happening to their minds and bodies and where to turn for help.  Many women also don't realise that their exercise needs change at this time.  By incorporating certain elements into their program they can future-proof themselves against several health conditions and ensure this time of their lives is a calm and empowering experience.  Pilates is ideal for providing the necessary tools to achieve this.  Due to hormonal shifts, bone density needs to be actively increased to reduce the risk of osteoporosis.  Anxiety and mood swings are common at this time. These are just 2 of the elements that need to be addressed and my unique Pilates program is designed to incorporate these plus many more. 
If you are ready for positive change in your life my online Pilates program is for you. Whether you have hip pain, want to learn how to manage your pain without medication or want an exercise program to support you through menopause and beyond, my unique Pilates program caters to your needs.  Click HERE to read about what options I have to offer you to begin your Pilates journey.   Alternatively, email me at [email protected] - I'd love to help you start your Pilates journey to pain-free living!

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