Pilates and Osteopathy: How Stretching and Alignment Go Hand in Hand

In the world of health and fitness, Pilates and Osteopathy stand out for their shared emphasis on strengthening, stretching and aligning the body. When practised together, these two disciplines can promote optimal physical well-being and vitality.  Here we look deeper into the differences between Pilates and Osteopathy and explore their combined benefits.  The Foundations of…

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What are the benefits of Pilates for your mental health?

Not getting enough exercise can be damaging to your physical health, but it can also negatively impact your mental health. Moving your body regularly can greatly impact your mental health, which can help improve your sleep and boost your mood. So, what is Pilates? Pilates is an effective way to improve your physical and mental…

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How mat-based Pilates works your entire body

In one of our previous posts, we explained what reformer Pilates is, the equipment needed and what apparatus we have at the Oast, and now is the time to learn a bit more about mat-based Pilates. Joseph Pilates created mat Pilates to offer a way to work out and tone your body. At the Oast,…

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What is reformer pilates, and why do I need it?

There are two types of pilates – mat-based and equipment-based pilates. Equipment-based pilates focuses on similar moves to mat-based pilates but uses a range of apparatus to guide and support you. At The Oast Osteopathy, our Pilates studio equipment includes reformer machines and other apparatus to provide you with a more focused workout and is…

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