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If you think pilates is just for women, don't tell the the Super Middleweight world boxing champion, Andre Ward, tennis player Andy Murray, the New Zealand All Blacks, the Professional Footballers Association, cricketer Freddie Flintoff, or the thousands of men worldwide who use pilates to improve their fitness and wellbeing!
Read more about Pilates For Men here.

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“I do Pilates four or five times a week. The benefits are subtle, but it increases your flexibility and really tones you up. It also straightens your spine and improves your posture. In the past eight years, I've grown more than two and a half inches (6cm). I am 5ft 7ins (1.70m) and I am very pleased with that.”
Belinda Carlisle, singer
What Is Pilates?
An introduction to Pilates and what it can offer you. more

Ten Reasons Why You Should Try Pilates Today!
Ten good reasons why you should try pilates today. more

The Perfect Pilates Bum
Pippa Middleton's "rear of the year" almost stole the show at the Royal Wedding - thanks to pilates! And now Pippa's pilates instructor, Margot Campbell, lets you in on the secret to achieving the perfect pilates bum with a new DVD. more

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Pilates Bible BookThe Pilates Bible - The Most Comprehensive And Accessible Guide To Matwork Pilates Ever
Drawing on the latest medical research and fully illustrated, the authors have updated and refreshed the old pilates matwork favourites as well as introduced many new exercises and variations.

All can be performed with little or no equipment and The Pilates Bible allows you to progress safely at your own pace through Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced.

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Pilates While PregantFeatures
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.

Because pilates is a gentle low impact form of exercise, it is considered one of the best forms of exercise for a pregnant woman.

And because pilates helps maintain and improve the condition of both your abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, it is not only a safe form of exercise while pregnant, but can be hugely beneficial.

Find out more about pilates and how it can help you during your pregnancy with our
guide to pilates and pregnancy.

Pilates And The Alexander Technique
Many of those who are drawn to the health benefits of practising pilates are also interested in the Alexander Technique and there's little doubt that your mind and body can benefit from both. Find out more with our introduction to the Alexander Technique article.
Are You Too Old To Try Pilates?
As we get older, the prospect of pumping iron in a gym or running up and down Snowdownia may no longer appeal, but that doesn't mean we don't benefit immensely from regular exercise. And pilates could be just what you are looking for. Pilates and the young at heart here

Pilates Equipment
Don't Know Your Reformer From Your Cadillac?

Pilates ReformerFor many pilates beginners, a mat is all that is used to perform a whole host of exercises.

But it won't be long before you come into contact with a range of equipment that was pioneered by Joseph Pilates himself.

Welcome to the world of The Reformer, The Spine Corrector Barrel and The Cadillac. The Low Chair, The High Chair and The Pedipull.

Most pilates studios will be equipped with this specialist equipment so here's our guide to what you are letting yourself in for - Pilates Equipment Explained.


Pilates Mats
What pilates mat should I buy?

Some matwork classes and studios provide pilates mats for you - others encourage you to bring your own. There are plenty to choose from, but beginners won't go far wrong with a Gold's Gym Sticky Yoga & Pilates Mat. more

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