Core fitness

September 2, 2018

PRI – Starts With Using The Breath

Using PRI Techniques alongside Pilates and Osteopathy A couple of years ago, I embarked on a training course in something previously unknown in UK. PRI – Postural Restoration Institute– is a system of diagnosis, rehabilitation and treatment founded in US. PRI has breathing mechanics at its core, and really bridges manual therapy and personal training […]

Back pain, Core fitness, Core strength, Muscle and Mind, Natural health, News, Osteopathy, Pilates, Recovery and Performance, Sports therapy, Training
March 10, 2015

Pilates: The Core of it

Pilates : The Core And Training All the Elements Pilates and the core have received so much attention and new practitioners in the last decade; many people have found great relief from back pain and other ailments by starting to practice Pilates, and many use it as an adjunct to sporting performance. I’m all in […]

Core fitness, Core strength
May 13, 2014

Pilates for weight lifters

Why pilates for weight lifters? It sounds like a contradiction in terms, doesn’t it?! Build awareness of body movements to optimise strength through postural control I have worked with power-lifters and sporting populations, often lifting well in excess of their own body weight and I have never stopped believing that some of the core principles […]

Core fitness, Core strength, Pilates, Training
January 26, 2014

Can you overtrain the core?

Listening to another pro – by Monica Franke This is a link to a recent article by the excellent Eric Cressey, a strength and conditioning coach in Boston, US: http://www.ericcressey.com/qa-can-you-overtrain-on-core-stability-exercises And here are my thoughts too! Thanks Eric; once again, a brilliantly put together piece about some under-considered questions. I think one of the things […]

Core fitness, Core strength, Training