Why I Want You to Care About Your Psoas

Your psoas is an amazing muscle which is fundamental to free movement, strength and wellbeing but our lifestyles are screwing it up. Back in the 90s and 00s it was all about core stability and your transversus abdominis (TVA). We taught about layers of abdominal muscle and how strengthening them…

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6 ways to love your back

We know that for many, Pilates is a ‘go to’ class for back health. Pilates is brilliant for backs. We move it, strengthen the muscles around it, release the muscles around it and increase circulation and joint mobility … the list goes on. Although, as I’ve mentioned in previous posts,…

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Optimal Baby Positioning Healthy Back Pregnancy

http://fitschoolradio.jellycast.com/files/audio/FITSCHOOL-PODKL-OptimalBabyPositioningHealthyBackPregnancy.mp3 This podcast is fantastic for those last few months of pregnancy. These moves will guide you through getting baby into optimal positioning for birth whilst relaxing and easing out any niggles in your back. Running time: 6 minutes, 17 seconds.

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Back pain: A long term project

Here’s a post from our Fit School pages, written by Fit School co-director Chris Laing. Most people will experience back pain in their lives. It can vary from an ache, to full on debilitating agony. Long term pain of any kind can lead to depression and many people feel their…

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Butts, backs and shoulders: It’s time to focus on your rear

Check out any gym timetable these days and the majority of the classes focus on ‘the bits we can see in the mirror.’ Abs, pecs, biceps, quads – it could be said our training has got a bit vain. Add to this that the first sign of back pain leaves…

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Back Pain and Pilates

CHRONIC back pain is one of the most common reasons people come to Pilates. From over use injuries, to car accidents, muscle imbalance or just poor posture, Pilates can really help to alleviate pain and manage the condition long term. But just why is Pilates good for back pain and…

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Neck and Shoulders: How to ease the tension

MANY years ago, homo sapiens wandered the earth, creating communities and surviving by hunting and gathering. There were no laptops, desk jobs, PDAs or tablets. The head and shoulders of the average man sat squarely on his shoulders. Today, in an era of technology and sedentariness, the average man’s head…

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