Asked/Answered. Tell us about your Reformers!

Asked/Answered. Tell us about your Reformers!

Classical reformers are built to the specifications of the original design (patent submitted in Germany circa August 1924 and a year later in the USA). The two leading manufacturers of classical equipment offer some slight customisations, but the mechanics are largely...
Pilates for Men

Pilates for Men

Even though Pilates was created by a macho man (picture Joseph with his cigars and swimming trunks), Pilates studios are more often frequented by women. Maybe its the style of exercise (seen as ‘feminine’) or the erroneous perception that it’s not strenuous or...
Asked/Answered. Neck and Toe Tensometers: What are they?

Asked/Answered. Neck and Toe Tensometers: What are they?

Upon first entry, a prospective client often remarks at how the Pilates studio looks like a torture chamber. I don’t agree … unless of course you are looking at the tensometers. These devices stir up images of torture-based dentistry. I definitely imagine a cross-over...
Positive Body Talk with Fiona Sutherland

Positive Body Talk with Fiona Sutherland

The Movement Refinery aims to connect our community with specialist practitioners who can help you build your best self. We have the Pilates side of things totally covered. For other topics that fall more broadly under the wellbeing umbrella, it’s important to bring...
Achieving Balance and Wellbeing During Early Parenthood

Achieving Balance and Wellbeing During Early Parenthood

In addition to the huge demands on your body and mind, the return to work from maternity leave can be a hugely stressful period of life adjustment. While on maternity leave, some clients find they become healthier, with more time to be active (lots of pram walks) and...
Asked/Answered. The Foot Corrector: What is that? 

Asked/Answered. The Foot Corrector: What is that? 

Based on the very first invention of Joe Pilates (the metal shoe) it is a magical device that revolutionises how you stand on your feet and react / relate to the ground. Mr Pilates applied for the foot corrector to be patented around August 1922 in Germany –...