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Why do we need balance training?

Why do we need balance training? Balance can be defined as the body’s ability to maintain its centre of mass within its base of support. There are many benefits to balance training, ranging from reducing the risk of injuries in athletes to improving mobility and prevention of falls in older adults. Studies have also found […]

Tendon Health

What are tendons? Tendons are the soft tissues that joins our muscles to our bones and allow the forces generated by a muscle to be transferred to the bone.  There are various reasons our tendons can become irritated and these can vary depending on where the tendon is situated in the body. When our tendons […]

Exercise Prescription and Loading the Teenage Skeleton

Tailoring the load and type of exercise for individuals is vital to achieve optimal results.  Exercise early in life establishes a foundation for late in life and it is known that Active Children become Active Adults.  It is much harder to encourage sedentary children to exercise regularly in their adulthood. However it is often in […]

Pilates – should I do Floor or Equipment Classes?

Pilates – should I do Floor or Equipment Classes?

One of the questions we’re often asked is, “Pilates – should I do Floor or Equipment Classes?“. In floor classes you develop good spinal stabilisation techniques as you rely on your muscle control and you can’t cheat! When starting Equipment classes too early you can use the equipment to maintain your spinal position rather than […]

What is osteopenia and osteoporosis and how can I improve my bone health?

What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis occurs when bone structure becomes compromised becoming weaker and less dense. This leads to an increased risk of fracture (by 2-3 times). The most common bones to be affected by osteoporosis are the hip, wrist and spine. By 2022, it is estimated there will be 6.2 million Australians over the age […]