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Pilates – Introduction

August 23rd, 2011
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The Hundred (Pilates)

Pilates, a physical fitness and body conditioning system, was developed by the German Joseph Pilates in the 1920s in the United States.
Joseph Pilates called his method “Contrology” because he believed that in his method the mind is used to control the muscles.
Pilates aids in gaining strength and endurance, conditioning the muscles and creating a streamlined physique. The whole body is toned without adding muscle bulk. It is especially well-known for its focus on creating a “strong core” (abdominal area) – strengthening the centre of the


Get Great Abs and a Strong Core

October 28th, 2011
Abdominal Roll Down

The Abdominal Roll Down is a great exercise that will tone your abdominals, strengthen your core as well as mobilise your spine. I find this exercise quite calming and relaxing as it makes you focus on the movements and your breathing. It is almost like a moving meditation. Try to do this workout somewhere outside in your back yard or in a park if you can – it feels fantastic hearing the birds singing and feeling the warmth of the sun and a slight breeze