Benefits of Pilates for relaxation

Benefits of Pilates for relaxation

Pilates is a fantastic exercise to promote relaxation.

Bath Pilates Academy | Margo Singleton

Pilates doesn’t work muscles to the point of exhaustion, so there is no sweating, pain or straining. It requires concentration and focus as you move your body through a range of motion. Since all of the major muscle groups are lengthened and stretched, you improve flexibility, strength, balance and awareness, as well as aid relaxation.

Whether a beginner or advance, you can perform Pilates exercises using your own body weight, or with the help of light equipment.

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5 Ways to De-stress at the Weekend

5 Ways to De-stress at the Weekend

5 Ways to De-stress at the Weekend

Bath Pilates Academy | 5 Ways to De-Stress at the Weekend

During a long week at work we look forward to the weekend coming, with plans to relax, unwind and de-stress. But often we spend those two precious days doing chores, running errands, watching mindless television and losing hours to social media. Rather than slowing down, we speed up. Come Monday morning we find that we’ve not truly relaxed at all and the cycle of stress begins again.

Here are some ways to make the most of your weekend by de-stressing:

  1. Pilates

A pilates class will allow you to increase your flexibility, muscle tone, joint mobility, balance and improve your posture. Taking time out for pilates will give you time to relax and renew your essential energies with a complete sense of physical and mental well-being.

Pilates and relaxation practices can help you transform your mind and body, as well as discover new ways to de-stress. At the Bath Pilates Academy, you can experience highly individual teaching and a personal commitment to transforming stress into relief so you can become healthier, happier and less stressed.

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Pilates Brunch Club

Sat Brunch Club pic


Held in the room with a view at Widcombe Social Club,  the first Pilates Brunch Club is on Saturday June 11th from 9.30 to 12.15pm. Let’s be kinder to ourselves this year and spend a Saturday morning relaxing, doing some fantastic Pilates and re-energising our bodies with delicious, healthy, freshly prepared food. We will start with some stretching, then a class using small equipment and finish up with some relaxation.  An hour and a half exercise will definitely make us ready for some food.  Everything is provided.  Places are limited so do book quickly if you would like to come.  To book call 07939994757 or text  “Yes, book me a mat” and pay £30 to the details below.  Or email me now on
The menu is not finalised yet but will look  and sound something like……….


Granola with Greek yogurt and fresh berries
Avocado with a balsamic dressing on sour dough
Served with a spinach and pine kernel salad
Buckwheat and Spring Vegetable Salad
Banana and Blueberry Bread

granola, fruit and yoghurt


Please pay £30 online by June 7th to the following account:

M Singleton Sort Code 20-05-06 Account Number 10507296

Sorry, I can’t refund so be sure you can make the date.



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Pilates mat classes start at Widcombe Social Club in April.

Pilates in the community

Pilates in Widcombe, Bath

Pilates Mat Classes start in Widcombe Bath

New mat classes start on Wednesday April 13th at the newly opened Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill, Bath.

12.30pm   Lunchtime Express Class

18.15pm   Evening Class

All mats and equipment are provided.  The classes cost £10 each for a term of 4 to 6 weeks in length paid in advance to secure your mat.

It’s a fabulous venue with floor to ceiling windows over looking the canal on the first floor. Come along and bring a friend.

 Click here for new Widcombe Social Club website with location details.

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Welcome 2016

It’s another New Year. Classes begin again from Monday January 11th, 2016.

Like everything, the more you do,  the more benefit you get from Pilates.  Pilates strenghtens the core muscles of the body, which are the deep muscles of the back, abdomen, and pelvic floor. These are the muscles we rely on to support a strong, supple back, good posture, and efficient movement patterns. When the core is strong, the frame of the body is supported. This means the neck and shoulders can relax, and the rest of the muscles and joints are freed to do their jobs — and not more.

It trains the body as an integrated whole. Pilates workouts promote strength and balanced muscle development as well as flexibility and increased range of motion for the joints.  It can help with flexibility, improve posture and help you to relax.

Attention to core support and full-body fitness — including the breath and the mind — provide a level of integrative fitness that is hard to find elsewhere. It is also the reason that Pilates is so popular in rehab scenarios, as well as with athletes and sportsmen and women who find that Pilates is a great foundation for any kind of movement they do.

What I love about Pilates is that is is for everyone. Whether you are a senior just starting to exercise, an elite athlete or somewhere in between, the foundations of Pilates movement apply to you. Building from core strength, focusing on proper alignment, and a body/mind integrative approach make Pilates accessible to all. With thousands of possible exercises and modifications, Pilates workouts can be tailored to individual needs.

So it’s a New Year, if you are attending regularly, practice a little more at home. If you are thinking of starting Pilates, come along and try a class.

See you soon,

Warm wishes

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