Reformer Pilates versus Mat Pilates

Reformer pilates or mat pilates….eh? Most people reading this might not even know what I am talking about when I say reformer pilates. Or did you know there was even a difference between doing pilates on a mat versus a reformer. Pilates is often compared to yoga as fluid exercise done with breathing on a mat. But this isn’t how …

New Classes for 2019

Happy New Year to everyone!  We hope you had a brilliant time with family and friends over the holidays and got some much deserved rest. We are looking forward to sharing the new classes we have for 2019 with you.  We fully appreciated the need to slow down, reflect on the year and spend some good quality time with family. …

Is your posture hurting you?

As you walk around and move do you consider the shape of your spine, the position of your pelvis, how your shoulders and arms sit on your upper body? This can make a big impact on how well you move and if you have a predisposition towards back or neck pain. We start developing our posture from the moment we …

Cardio versus weight training for weight loss

This question is on everyone’s lips when they want to lose weight is ‘Should I start with cardio or weight training?’ Hearing that cardio will burn more calories than  weight training in a shorter amount of time, encourages people to jump on the treadmill and disregard the weights/body weight training altogether. Yes, cardio will burn calories, but weight training has …

Static versus Dynamic Stretching

Static stretching improves static flexibility and dynamic stretching improves dynamic flexibility which is why it doesn’t make sense to static stretch prior to dynamic activity. As functional coaches at Bodyfit Solutions we wish for all our clients to lower their incidence of injury and increase performance through dynamic movement warm-ups alongside myofascial releasing techniques ie; foam rolling the fascial tissue …

Why the Ballet Barre Method is so good for your Body

Have you heard about one of the hottest trends that has hit the UK? Celebrities around the world are using it to balance, strengthen and tone their bodies?  It’s called ballet barre, a bespoke and elite fitness class that incorporates moves from ballet, pilates and yoga. The classes are focuses on small movements which use the whole body along with …

Understanding The Core

There seems to be an obsession in the fitness world about developing a strong core but many of our clients who desire this are hard pressed to tell us what it is and how it works. One may think that having a ripped 6 pack is the definition of a good core but it is not the foundation of this …