Useful resources for pilates

Here are some useful links to various websites and other resources - left-click on the orange headers to be taken directly to the external sites.  If you right-click you can opt to open the link in a new tab or window. These are for information only and Avon Pilates is not responsible for the content of external websites

Pilates Links:

Body Control Pilates
The Body Control Pilates Association is seen as the quality standard for Pilates teaching. Adhereing to a strict code of practise to ensure the highest teaching standards and professional ethics

Register of Exercise Professionals
Helps to safeguard and  promote the health and interests of people who are using the services of exercise and fitness instructors, teachers and trainers.

Recommended reading (Pilates and other):

The Pilates Bible: Lynne Robinson, Lisa Bradshaw, Nathan Gardner
The Pilates Bible is the most authoritative and comprehensive book on Pilates mat-work ever written and demonstrates why this hugely popular exercise method has gone from cult status to an essential part of our modern lifestyle. (Amazon)

The New Rules of Posture: How to Sit, Stand and Move in the Modern World. Mary Bond
In "The New Rules Of Posture", Mary Bond approaches postural changes from the inside out. She explains that healthy posture comes from a new sense we can learn to feel, not by training our muscles into an ideal shape. (Amazon)

The Rolfers View of Lower Back Pain – article by Mary Bond originally published in Massage Therapy Journal Summer 1999. Download pdf article

Other links:

Joanna Bird Osteopathy
I've been having some great dry needling sessions with Jo Bird to help address some of my muscular tensions and imbalances.  I'm seeing some good results so would recommend Jo if you are looking for an Osteopath in the Bath area
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