Be a morning person

With the sun rising earlier and earlier, not everyone has the natural ability to spring out of bed with energy and enthusiasm, however we can all grow to love the quiet and freshness the mornings can bring.   There is nothing more rewarding than starting your day with a workout first thing and feeling energised and healthy for the rest of the day. Here’s 8 simple steps to becoming more [...]

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Mat vs. Reformer Pilates – which method is best for you?

Pilates – it’s been proven that it improves core strength, flexibility, mobility, balance and muscle tone, however which method is best, Mat or Reformer?  Since opening our new studio in Maroochydore, this is one of the one of the most common questions we get asked.  As both Mat and Reformer workouts provide similar benefits, it is no wonder that many (both Pilates newbies and regulars) are often confused about which [...]

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IS PILATES REALLY THAT GOOD?

Pilates classes have the proven ability to transform the body, lean out one's physique, and has a totally-devoted following of die-hard studio addicts.  It's beloved the world over by fitness enthusiast, celebrities (Kate Hudson, Reese Witherspoon, Selena Gomez) and elite athletes (Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods, Beauden Barrett).  But why? Because it works! Here are some of the specific benefits of doing Reformer Pilates versus doing at-home and general group fitness [...]

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TESTIMONIAL – CRAIG ANNETT

We have so many different clients who come to Oxygen Pilates, it’s not just for women only!  Craig is one such client who doesn’t fit the stereotypical image of a Pilates devotee.  He recently shared with us how Pilates has changed his life: “Exercise means different things to different people, for some it is and has always been intertwined in to their everyday lives, for others like me it is [...]

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PILATES IS HELPING MY PREGNANCY

As a pilates instructor, I couldn’t imagine pregnancy without pilates.  I’m currently 38 weeks pregnant and understand the aches and pains that a pregnant women experiences.  Pilates is a low impact workout that is safe during pregnancy.  It prepares your body and mind for your birth experience and leads to a faster recovery. A prenatal pilates class strengthens and tones muscles, improves posture alleviating back pain, helps with balance, focuses [...]

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