29 Nov 2017

How To Do Your ‘Ballerina’ Exercise From Pilates At Home

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 […]

17 Aug 2017

Our Pilates Blogs Voted #24 in the World!

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 […]

28 Jun 2016

Patient Of The Month For July

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 […]

26 Apr 2016

Patient Of The Month For May

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 […]

29 Apr 2014

Pilates Equipment

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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 […]

21 Mar 2014

Pregnancy Pilates

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Pregnancy Pilates

Come and join our specialised Pregnancy Pilates classes for a fun, safe workout appropriate for all stages of Pregnancy!

21 Mar 2014

Post-Natal Pilates

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Post-Natal Pilates

We offer new mum’s the chance to return to regular exercise safely while targeting muscles affected by pregnancy and birth.

25 Mar 2013

Pilates for Cycling

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.

5 Aug 2011

Pilates vs Clinical Physio-led Pilates: What’s the difference?

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. […]

10 May 2011

How Will Pilates Help My Dancing?

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 […]