pilates blog

  • What is Pilates? 

    Pilates takes its name from Joseph Pilates who devised it as a new approach to exercise and body-conditioning in the 1920’s. Over his career he devised over 600 exercises....

  • Mat or Reformer Pilates?

    If you're new to Pilates or considering joining our studio, you may find yourself pondering the question: Pilates Reformer or Mat? ....

  • Beginners Pilates

    The induction class is a one off class held every 4-6 weeks at our studio. I would recommend anyone who is new to Pilates to take this class – either prior to joining, or alongside your Mixed Ability course..

  • Pilates and men

    They say real men pump iron - try telling that to the New Zealand All Blacks! Pilates is incorporated into their weekly training schedule to strengthen their core, improve their mobility and to help prevent injuries..

  • Pilates and pregnancy

    Many women want to continue to exercise during pregnancy, but are concerned that physical exertion could cause harm to their unborn baby and indeed themselves. Pilates is a gentle low impact form of exercise and as such it is considered one of the best forms of exercise both during and after pregnancy..

  • Pilates and sport

    Pilates exercises are a great compliment to many sports such as tennis, golf, rowing and cricket. Many top sportsmen are now making Pilates an integral part of their fitness programme to enhance their performance, improve their technique and keep their bodies strong, supple and injury free..

  • Pilates and Parkinson's

    We are currently working with Parkinson's UK and provide a weekly Pilates class for Parkinson's at our studio in Lower Earley. The class has been running since March 2011 and we have seen some great results - and had lots of fun too!..

  • Pilates and Your Posture

    Unlock Confidence and Alignment: Discover the Power of Pilates for Posture Correction.Learn effective Pilates exercises, including Dumb Waiter and Corkscrew, to improve your posture and boost your self-assurance.

  • 50+ Pilates

    ‘If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old; if it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.’

  • Corporate Pilates

    Pilates is an excellent enhancement to any corporate wellness initiative and can help motivate employees to lead healthier lifestyles. Studies show a healthy employee is a happy employee and many companies now recognise the health benefits that can be gained through providing fitness training for their employees..

  • Pilates and your Back

    Pilates can be a valuable tool in your arsenal in the battle to strengthen your back and address back pain..

  • Pilates as we get older

    At Power of Pilates we believe that age should never be a barrier to a vibrant, active life.

  • Pilates and the menopause

    Learn how this gentle yet effective exercise method can help alleviate menopausal symptoms and promote overall well-being.