The ‘Ballerina’ exercise is a crowd favourite amongst our Pilates attendees as it not only challenges your balance but also improves your hip mobility, glut activation and lumbopelvic control. Although it seems quite impossible to replicate at home as many of us do not have the luxury of having a Trapeze or Wunda Chair at […]
What an achievement! We are excited to announce that our Blogs have once again been named amongst the best in the world! This time it’s our Pilates Blogs on show. They have been named in the top 75 worldwide. We have been ranked 24th in the world and 3rd in the whole of Australia (being […]
Our July Bend + Mend Patient of the month, Nancy Hsu, recently conquered an impressive 4 day Inca Trek. From Nancy: Once I got over the excitement of booking (and paying) for my first South America trip, including a 4 day Inca trek, I had to turn my mind to getting ready for the hike of Inca […]
Our Bend + Mend Patient of the Month for May is Russell Gripper! Check out Russell on the Trapeze table doing one of our more advanced Pilates exercises. He has great technique! From Russell: “I first started with Bend + Mend in April 2011 on the recommendation of a sports doctor who diagnosed a degenerative L5/S1 disc […]
The Clinical Reformer is probably the most well-known piece of Pilates equipment. It allows the full range of exercises to be performed from the floor or upon the reformer. It uses different spring resistances to make the exercises vary from beginner to advanced level. The Long Box, Bar, Jumpboard and straps can be utilised also to […]
Bend + Mend offer the perfect supplement to cycling with Pilates. As we’ve already mentioned in previous blogs tight hamstrings and upper neck muscles are two classic spots where cyclists experience difficulty. Restriction here can hamper your efficiency on your bike and or cause pain.
We’re asked this frequently and there are BIG differences. The Pilates you do in your typical gym or fitness studio is led by instructors with varying levels of education and training. While some may be knowledgeable, many may have a limited understanding of the mechanisms at play with injuries, or the correct rehabilitation of them. […]
The popularity of Pilates has grown significantly in recent years, both for strengthening and toning as well as for rehabilitation of injuries. In the dance world, however, Pilates has long been an adjunct to training since Joseph Pilates moved to New York in the 1920’s and set up a Pilates studio in close proximity to […]