Nourishing your body is not just down to good nutrition, movement and exercise plays a very important role too. I love Pilates as a form of exercise because it is powerful enough to strengthen your muscles that you have noticeable results, yet gentle enough that anyone, at any age or fitness level can do it. So I thought I would bring in some experts to give us a few helping tips. Meet my beautiful friend Sian and her partner Megan. So what is pilates? Pilates originated in 1880 from the work of Joseph Pilates. Pilates is the art of controlled movements. When practiced consistently it has shown to improve flexibility, build strength and develop control and endurance. It places emphasis on the alignment of the body, breathing, developing a strong powerhouse, as well as improving coordination and balance. Pilates as a system of exercises was intended to strengthen the human mind and body. Sian, being a qualified biokinetist what drew you to becoming a pilates instructor? I was drawn to Pilates because of my dancing background and my passion for movement. I was also led to Pilates because of my poor posture and back injury. Pilates has helped me [...]