Kick off 2017 in Pilates Style!

Pilates offers a host of wonderful of benefits to our wide-range of clientele and for many of us, it’s a lifeline. Let’s put our best foot forward for 2017 by aiming for consistency in training that will facilitate physical success with the added benefits of confidence and calm.

In order to help kick start 2017, MOSIC is offering complimentary mat Pilates classes to all of our loyal clients. See below for further details.

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Cross Training Explained

Cross Training means using a secondary activity as an adjunct to your primary activity. It is common for sports that include a lot of repetitive actions.

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Benefits of Cross Training

  • Variation from repetitive movements of primary sport.
  • Injury prevention.
  • Improves different fitness components.
  • Improves mobility restrictions caused by primary sport.
  • Enhances performance by doing a sport which targets your weaknesses.

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How Pilates Can Benefit Cyclists

While the benefits of Pilates are now widely recognised for improving core stability and treating many desk-related complaints, cycling is a sport where this can sometimes be overlooked. This article from the Longevity website outlines some of the amazing benefits that Pilates can offer for both recreational and competitive cyclists.

From ideas as simple as preventing injury by strengthening leg, back and neck muscles to countering the negative impacts of sitting on a bike, there are a whole range of reasons why Pilates can make a big difference for cyclists.

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Pilates is Your Body’s Best Insurance Policy

A great article posted on the mypilatesinfo.com website earlier this year offers a great explanation of exactly what Pilates is and how it can be used to keep your body strong and healthy and prevent all the unnecessary wear and tear on joints that can occur when your muscles become unbalanced.Studio Pilates

Pilates is about strengthening your core. But the point of creating and maintaining a strong core isn’t just so you can do more advanced Pilates work. The goal is to have a strong core and proper alignment so your body functions properly and you can do all those activities you love for the rest of your life.

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Pilates Achieves Real Results For Knee Injury

I am a 58 year old male who has always enjoyed outdoor activities. Having competed in Triathlons since 2006, I stepped up in the 2012/13 Gatorade Series to be in the top 10 in my Age Group. I joined Tri-Alliance and started to get into some serious training in late 2013.

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Then disaster struck on a training run around the Tan in July 2014 where I tripped and tore the meniscus in my right knee. After a period of 3 months and a visit to an Orthopaedic Surgeon the verdict was “you need to give up running” as you have severe osteoarthritis, as well as a torn meniscus and you will probably need a knee replacement in the long term.

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The Melbourne Marathon Festival…Are You Competing?

With under five weeks to go until the annual Melbourne Marathon, the biggest marathon in Australia, an increasing number of Melbournians are now out and about running.

With a large selection of event choices available, all the way from the full 42km run to a 3km walk, it’s easy to see how this event has gone from just 2000 competitors in 1978, to over 35,000 in more recent years.

Coming across these people whilst running around the “Tan” or along the Yarra River, I often wonder what sort of training they are doing to prepare themselves for the event? And are they complementing their running with some sort of strength and stability training?

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