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Best Barre in Birmingham

The Pilates Lounge in Sutton Coldfield have always had a reputation for the most amazing barre classes – that’s just a given. But when I went to class this Saturday, my eyes were opened!   Gemma Allwood is a home-grown teacher…

Unlimited Pilates in December

What is the perfect antidote to festive fatigue? It’s Pilates! Feeling sluggish after too many mince pies? All cramped up from watching Christmas specials on the sofa? (Or just want to avoid your family for an hour?!) Pilates Lounge…

Reformer Pilates in Sutton Coldfield

Our team were so lucky last week to spend the afternoon with Clare from the Pilates Lounge in Sutton Coldfield, learning all about the studio’s new Reformer Pilates Classes. Pilates Lounge have invested in 4 brand new Balanced Body…

Yoga VS Pilates

In clinic a lot of patients will ask   “What is the difference between Yoga and Pilates?”   They seem to be lumped together in people’s minds a lot of the time, but are really quite different. When working out if one (or…

Choosing a Workout for the New Year

With the onslaught of #newyearnewme posts on the internet in January, it can be easy to get caught up wanting to try every new fitness trend going. Here are our top 3 classes to try in the Sutton Coldfield area now that you’ve got the fitness…

Pilates Lounge in Begur

At the end of August, I went with Pilates Lounge on retreat to Begur, on Spain’s Catalonian Coastline. I’m no stranger to a Pilates Lounge Retreat, having two years previously gone on their retreat to Casperia, a hill top village in the…

Pilates Lounge Summer Challenge – Part 2

The title of this blog should probably read, “Pilates Lounge Summer Challenge – Part 2, the part where it all goes horribly wrong”. As you might know if you’re a regular reader of our blog and social media pages, the clinic moved…

Pilates Lounge Summer Challenge – Part 1

Pilates Lounge have an offer on currently where if you can do 20 classes in a 6 week period over the summer, you can buy your pass for just £100 – that means all the Pilates, Barre, TRX and Yoga goodness you can handle for just £5.00 a class!   I…

Reformer Pilates at Ten Health and Fitness

I’ve done mat Pilates for a few years now, so when I had an afternoon in London to kill, I decided to do something a bit different. The Reformer is a piece of equipment designed in it’s first form by the Father of Pilates, Joseph Pilates…

Functional Muscle – Anterior Oblique Sling

When I’ve been doing my Pilates teacher training with the APPI recently, the idea of anatomical muscle slings has been at the centre of my learning. These are muscle groups broken up in to functional groups that work together to achieve stability. In…

Emily’s Pilates Teacher Training – Part 3

So, it’s been a few weeks since I started on the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute course for Pilates teacher training, and I’ve now completed all three levels of training from beginners to advanced.   The last two-day…

Emily’s Pilates Teacher Training – Part 2

The second part of my training is taking place in Kensal Rise, north London. After the initial weekend of exercise practice and classification, I was looking forward to getting stuck in to more.   This weekend would be focused on…

Emily’s Pilates Teacher Training – Part 1

I had watched with admiration my own Pilates teachers for 3 years – their strength and confidence, and their ability to help people develop that for themselves too, was something I had wanted to emulate in my practice as an osteopath. So,…

The Benefits of Pilates

Pilates is the go-to exercise of many back pain sufferers; they swear by it’s power to engage, tone and reshape the core of the body, and to teach them proper spinal posture. But what actually is Pilates? And what is it about Pilates that…

You're In Good Hands

We were so delighted to have the early September article from the Pilates Lounge Blog to feature as our very first Guest Editor. The Pilates Lounge has been serving the local community in Sutton Coldfield since 2014; providing Pilates, Yoga,…