Tag: Pilates

Pilates saved my life; so I opened a studio

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Are you thinking of setting up your own studio? Olivia Hubbard chats to master instructor for Peak Pilates, Karen Ingram, about opening her studio in Wales and discovers what else she’s added to the business to help drive its success.    I met Karen Ingram at The International Fitness Showcase (IFS) in Blackpool; she came [...]

Alphalates: Pilates for men

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FitPro national trainer, Anthony Mendoza, went out of his comfort zone to review a Pilates class designed for men. The trainer tells Olivia Hubbard what he thought of the session.  The concept Alphalates was devised by Pilates Squared founder, Caron Bosler, and trainer Hakan Erol. The trainer is ex-military and a former bodyguard. The aim [...]

Workout insight: Pilates Bootcamp

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Leading fitness trainer and life coach Karen Porter has been living in the Middle East for 10 years. Since living in Qatar, much of her training and the classes she leads have been taken outside. Porter shares with FitPro a session snippet from her Pilates Bootcamp class. “Pilates Bootcamp … two words that may not always go [...]

Research review

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Do Pilates and Nordic walking walk the walk?   What impact does Pilates and Nordic walking have on overweight or obese clients? Associate Professor Mike Climstein and sport and exercise scientist Joe Walsh investigate further. Title: Effects of Nordic walking versus Pilates exercise programmes on blood glucose and lipid profile Author: Dr Hagner-Derengowska et al (Clinical [...]