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Can Pilates help you lose weight?

Before I get into this post, it's worth pointing out that no matter what form of exercise you do, if you have a poor diet, you're unlikely to get the results you want. And yes, Im speaking from bitter experience :-) It’s the combination of a healthy diet and exercise that’ll see you shed the pounds. So, now we've cleared that up, let's get back to the original question: Can Pilates help you lose weight? The simple answer is yes.…
Cara Williams
September 1, 2021
Pilates

Beginner’s Pilates Glossary

Are you coming up against a language barrier at your Pilates classes? You’re not alone. From powerhouse and neutral spine, to pelvic floor, there are loads of terms to get your head around. But fear not. I’ve put together a handy glossary of Pilates terms so you can swot up for your next class. Let’s start with ‘A’. Articulate You may hear the phrase ‘articulate the spine’ during your Pilates class. This is the act of rolling or unrolling your…
Cara Williams
May 11, 2021
Pilates

Anatomy of a Reformer

I avoided reformer Pilates for a long time because the reformers intimidated me. With their large, metal frames, straps, pulleys and moving platforms, they looked like medieval torture beds - and the exercises looked impossibly hard. However, curiosity got the better of me, and I’m glad it did, as it turned out to be the most fun and rewarding workout I’d ever done. And I still love every class today. With that said, here’s the lowdown on the reformer -…
Cara Williams
April 22, 2021
Pilates

Preparing for your first Pilates class

You’ve booked your first Pilates class. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably feeling a little nervous, a little curious and wondering what on earth you’ve got yourself into. In this post, I’ve answered all the questions I had before my first class. If you have any that aren’t covered, drop me a line at hello@pukkapilates.com Right. Let’s get started. What should I wear to a Pilates class? Pilates is all about posture, alignment, and form. Even if you prefer…
Cara Williams
November 13, 2020
Pilates

Dispelling Pilates Myths

There are loads of misconceptions about Pilates. Some people think it’s a type of yoga – wrong. Some people think it’s easy – wrong again. Others think it’s just for women. Nope. Tom Daley, Harry Kane and Andy Murray are just three of the many men that incorporate Pilates into their training. In this blog, I’m going to bust some common Pilates myths and set the record straight. Pilates is just like yoga Having done both Yoga and Pilates, I…
Cara Williams
November 9, 2020