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The APPI Blog

Find out all about the great worlds of Physiotherapy and Pilates with our weekly blogs. Here you will find blogs from our founders, Glenn and Elisa Withers, our APPI Master Trainers and other members of our brilliant international community. If you would like to contribute a blog posting please feel free to send it through to us by completing our contact form: https://appihealthgroup.com/contact/

Pilates breathing – why does it matter?

How often do you think about how you breathe? I’m guessing not very often! Becoming familiar with your natural breathing pattern can have a positive effect on your mental health, emotions, reactions to stress and anxiety, and muscular tensions. Breathing more...

Kids Pilates returns this term!

Kids Pilates returns this term with a fantastic, friendly and fun new Instructor: Sophia AyranovaA huge welcome back to our existing Pilates ninjas and we would like to extend an equally huge welcome to any children who would like to try the class out.As...

Why you should give Barre a try; trust us!

Why you should give Barre a try; trust us!I get two types of people asking about barre classes; ones who are cynical about whether it will actually ‘work’ and others who are terrified of trying because of what they’ve heard from friends about the sore...

This Month's Wow Woman – Elisa Withers

 Meet Elisa Withers, founder of APPI (Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute) and our latest ‘Wow Woman.’Arriving in London in 2000 Elisa started her career as a Physiotherapist in the NHS whilst completing her Pilates teacher training. At this...

Pilates and Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to become weaker and more fragile.  It affects over 3 million people in the UK and increases the risk of fractures occurring; most commonly in the wrist, hip and vertebra (spinal bones) by 15% (Chan...

Preparing Your Body For Your Ski Holiday

Pre-habilitation can prevent the need for rehabilitation.A winter holiday is tough work. A full week of skiing can leave you feeling exhausted and with an aching, tired body. Training your muscles before you even leave home is the best way will not only...

Pilates for Dancers

Dancers are required to be performing artists as well as elite athletes and combine graceful and seemingly effortless movement with strength, endurance, flexibility and exceptional control.  These highly repetitive and complex movements place undue stress...