Each day we utilize our body’s ability to balance (maintain a controlled body position), yet we rarely train it specifically during exercise. The skill of balance is essential in all kinds of functional movement – from walking to riding a bicycle! Using pilates for balance and strength can lower the risk of falls, especially in...

Now that we’re well on our way into the New Year, we hope everyone has managed to keep up with Pilates over Christmas. As we get back into our everyday routines it can be difficult to balance a healthy mind and body with the stresses of work or caring for a family. We all battle...

Busy periods of time, like Christmas, can often show us that life itself can be your Pilates class. Keeping up with pilates over Christmas doesn’t need to be a challenge, you can simply incorporate the movements into your holiday routine! In this video Chris talks about the functional ways Pilates can help in your everyday life,...

Suffering from arthritis (chronic inflammation and swelling of the joints) can severely impact your day to day life. Here, at The Edinburgh Pilates Centre, you can see how pilates can help with arthritis by working one on one with Chris to tailor an exercise regime to help alleviate pain, directly from the source. Pilates has...

Whether you are an athlete or not, having a good level of stamina helps you to keep in good health. For those that know the term but are not quite sure what it means for the daily context, stamina is the ability to sustain prolonged physical or mental effort. As you get older it takes...

When people start their Pilates journey it's very common to ask how often. After all, we are keen to see results yet we don’t want to do too much too soon - or we rush in full steam ahead! The answer is that it truly depends on each individual. For beginners especially, consistency is important:...

One of the many benefits of Pilates is its unique ability to improve performance in sport. It subtly yet effectively increases body control without straining muscles. Importantly, this reduces the risk of injury, all while building strength. Athletes participating in swimming in particular can notice exciting and significant improvements in race and recovery times by...

Joseph Pilates, the German-born founder of Pilates, stated that, “Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at 60 you are supple and strong then you are young.” We agree! It’s never too late to get started with...

Sitting at a Desk is the eighth post in a series called “My Pilates Journey” where Mary writes about her experience as she begins Pilates sessions with Chris Blagdon at the Edinburgh Pilates Centre. Click here to read about the first class.  In between the 7th and 8th class, there was a break between the two for a holiday. We’ve...

Pack your bags, Chris! From the 2nd of 26th September 2017, the studio will be closed as Chris is off on a well-deserved break! If you have any questions, perhaps about how best to work with an injury during that time, please do ask Chris in your next class. Whilst Chris is away, our marketing...