Pilates for Wellbeing

A recent article in Positive Health Online by Lynne Robinson describes how Pilates helps to boost your immunity and well being.

“The rhythmic movements of a Pilates session stimulate blood flow and lymph flow. Throughout your Pilates class, as your muscles contract and release, lymph vessels are squeezed and lymph is pushed along and filtered through lymph nodes on its way back to the veins and the heart.”

It describes several exercises to Boost your Immunity and Sense of Wellbeing in detail. You’ll be familiar with many of these from class. You can read more about them in the full article or in The Pilates Bible.

  • Scarf Breathing and 100 breathing
  • Relaxation position
  • Chin tucks and Neck rolls
  • Shoulder drops The Pilates Bible
  • Arm Circles
  • Spine curls
  • Knee circles
  • 100
  • Arm Openings
  • Star Pilates Bible
  • Rest position
  • Side reach

Special Offers

The following lovely companies are offering discounts to Body Control Pilates Teachers and Students:

Wellicious Clothing ( Men’s and Women’s!) – 20% Off

“Wellicious is a London based Lifestyle brand specialising in eco-friendly yoga, Pilates and loungewear pieces. We produce everything in Europe and only use fair labour, so you can feel great in Wellicious from your morning Pilates to your afternoon Lattes. ” For 20% off online orders www.wellicious.com please email lelliott@wellicious.com

Bloomsbury Sports – 30% off

Bloomsbury Sports are offering a 30% Discount on Bloomsbury Sport titles. Enter code BCP15 at www.bloomsbury.com/sport

Asquith London – 25% Discount

Asquith London offers a perfect capsule jersey collection; an eco-friendly, yet stylish and elegant, collection. Soft jerseys designed for active women whose lifestyles demand their clothes to work hard for them…and insist on style and comfort – Perfect for Pilates. You can gain 25% Discount by entering code BCP25 at  www.asquithlondon.com

Here’s a recent article with Lynne Robinson wearing Asquith clothing click here.

Toe Socks

TOETOE® say their socks promote non-restrictive toe movement, as in the foot’s natural physiology, separating the toes, increasing movement and dramatically improving the flow of information between the foot and the brain.

They have regular offers on their website, but should a group of us wish to club together to buy, we could receive a 15% discount.

Aroma Natural

Aroma Natural, based in North Norfolk, produce organic skincare, candles and perfume using natural essential oils.

Should you be really keen on their products, or interested in becoming a reseller, they are offering Body Control Pilates students the following discounts: For orders up to £150 they will offer you a 20% discount, for orders up to £300 they will offer you a discount of 30% and for any orders over £300 they will offer you a 35% discount. Email your order or any enquiries to diane@aromanatural.co.uk.

December 2013 Discounts

All clients of Body Control Pilates teachers can benefit from these discounts:

  • 10% off VIVOBAREFOOT – just you, your feet and an ultra-thin, puncture-resistant sole that lets your feet behave as if they were barefoot. Enter code BODYCONTROL2013 at the checkout.
  • 15% off Asquith London – organic cotton and bamboo yoga and Pialtes clothes for women. Enter BCP15 into the promo code box.
  • 20% off Dincwear – men’s, women’s and unisex dancewear and accessories. Enter MEMBERS20 at the checkout
  • 20% off Organic Burst – effective, ethical and environment friendly superfood supplements. Enter BODYCONTROL at the checkout.