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  • Starting Pilates is great for swimmers in Canberra

    Pilates for Swimmers

    What do Olympic swimmers Libby Trickett, Eamon Sullivan, and Geoff Huegill all have in common? Well apart from the obvious, they have all incorporated Pilates into their training. Another former Elite swimmer Leanne Wright, is training with us at PilatesCan as a Pilates Instructor at ...

  • Pilates is great for rehabilitating back and neck injuries

    PilatesCan fix your back and neck

    Pilates has long been used as a form of rehabilitation, with Joseph Pilates himself developing it to help injured soldiers. However it wasn’t until the 90’s that Pilates became more commonly used in the rehabilitation of injuries, with many physiotherapists and orthopaedic surgeons recommending it ...

  • How to engage core muscles during pilates?

    The core muscles are pivotal to achieving a stronger body using the Pilates method. Pilates strengthens the core through three basic steps (Segal, Hein & Basford, 2004): 1. Strengthen core muscles through coordinated breathing and movement Developing and achieving a sound breathing pattern is crucial ...

  • Pilates in Canberra can rehabilitate injury and assist with back pain

    Prevent neck & spinal pain with Pilates

    With a rise in sedentary lifestyles, spinal pain of the back and the neck has become extremely common. It is thought that around 80% of the population will experience neck or back pain at some point. In order to minimise the risk of neck pain ...

  • Founder of the method, Joseph Pilates, demonstrates one of his exercises

    Background on Joseph Pilates

    A young boy crippled by asthma and rickets leaving his body frail and weak became the man responsible for what we know as Pilates. Born in Germany in the late 19th Century, Joseph Pilates was determined to overcome his physical disadvantages and devoted his life ...

  • Get the best start in our Beginners Pilates Classes

    Pilates: How to start properly

    As humans we are built to move and we should be able to enjoy that experience without pain. By focusing on increasing core strength and building flexibility, Pilates invigorates participants to move freely, i.e. with less pain and more efficiency. This is why Pilates Mat-work ...

  • Tour of the new Canberra Pilates studio

    Plans for New Pilates Can Studio at Manuka

    Note:  This article is originally from 2015. Of course we have now been operating in the new studio for over 3 years. However in late 2015 we had only just finalized the design of the new PilatesCan Pilates Studio in Manuka. And we were excited to ...

  • Pilates at Home

    Here at PilatesCan we believe in creating effective fitness habits for regular exercise. No matter who you are and how well your body reacts to exercise, it is the habit that will create the results for you. Because life can sometimes get in the way, ...

  • Pilates in Canberra can rehabilitate your body and change your life

    Should we sit or stand?

    Sitting is just as bad as smoking and will kill you even if you exercise regularly! Or at least that’s what CNN and the Sydney Morning Herald tell us. But is sitting really as bad as they say? Well according to many recent studies, yes, ...

  • How to become a Pilates instructor?

    Interested in becoming a Pilates instructor? Perhaps you are a student studying Exercise/Sports Science, Exercise Physiology or Physiotherapy in Canberra and are looking to gain some experience within the industry? Then look seriously at Pilates Can Manuka and Woden. Due to our recent expansion, Pilates ...

  • Pilates instructor internships & scholarship opportunities

    Many Doctors and allied health professionals, such as Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists, use Pilates as a “go to” exercise regimen of choice when their clients are in need of exercise therapy. They may have “in-house” services or they may refer to a Pilates-specific provider. Becoming ...

  • Pilates sessions in Canberra are great for injury rehabilitation from back pain

    Is Pilates good for back pain?

    Pilates has long been used as a form of rehabilitation, with Joseph Pilates himself developing it to help injured soldiers. However it wasn’t until the 90’s that Pilates became more commonly used in the rehabilitation of injuries, with many physiotherapists and orthopaedic surgeons recommending it ...

  • Become a Pilates instructor and change your life!

    Pilates Instructor Professionally Paid Work

    Join our thriving team of professional PilatesCan team of instructors in our delightful, modern and expanding studio environments.  Negotiable and Flexible with structure to attract high quality candidates. + 1000’s$$$ worth of training & support for your professional Pilates Development. Great base salary with much more ...

  • Pilates Can change your life and undo the damage done at work

    Pilates for Health: Undo the Damage Done at Work

    If you’re like most people living the modern day lifestyle in an office-driven world, you might spend up to 8-10 hours a day sitting down. With TV, computers and other devices invading the home, the effect on your posture and bone health can be devastating. ...

  • Pilates Can fix your sore back

    Improve Your Spinal Health with Pilates

    Back and spinal pain is extremely common in our modern day lifestyle. One in five of all Australians report persistent back pain and disc problems, and 85% will report back pain at some point in their lives. In this article, you’ll learn how Spine Pilates ...

  • Pilates is great for Injury Rehabilitation

    How Pilates Can Assist Injury Rehabilitation

    Developed in the 1920s by Joseph Pilates, a physical culturalist from Germany, Pilates is a physical method which uses special apparatus to stretch and rebalance muscles in the body. As well as being used to boost strength and flexibility, Pilates is now widely practised as ...

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