An Interview with Ironman Jarrod Harvey on the Benefits of Pilates for Triathletes

Jarrod Harvey has been competing in triathlons since the age of 12. Jarrod is a 3 time Australian Triathlon representative, 3 times Ironman and Kona finisher and also teaches HPE in his “spare time”. Jarrod has been practicing Pilates with Q Pilates over the past few years and has been reaping the benefits of his hard work on both training longevity and triathlon results. Here, we have asked Jarrod a few questions about his Pilates journey and how it has benefited him in his sport.

 

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Rectus Diastasis DRA- Tummy Muscle Separation

The clinical name for the separation of the stomach muscles is Diastasis Recti Abdominis (DRA). The stretching and thinning of the recti abdominis muscles is a natural occurrence during pregnancy due to abdominal growth and up to 66% Read more

Pelvic Floor Q Pilates Jindalee

Why do I need to to Pelvic Floor Exercises

These days most people are aware that pregnancy and childbirth are risk factors for weakening and injury to the perineum and pelvic floor. This may result in urinary and faecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, defecation dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, sensory and emptying abnormalities of the lower urinary tract, and chronic pain syndromes. Read more

Barre Pilates

Barre Pilates at Q Pilates. 

We offer Barre classes at our Indooroopilly and Jindalee studios. Many people do not know what Barre is all about. So here are some common questions answered for you. Come along, give it a try and see if it’s something for you!  Read more

5 Reasons Why Matwork Pilates is seriously underrated.

5 Reasons why Matwork Pilates is seriously underrated

With so many new and fascinating forms of Pilates emerging into our ever evolving health and wellness arena (case in point; barre, reformer, aerobatic, cardiolates, interval pilates wunda chair and the list goes on) it’s only fair we think spending an hour sprawled on the mat without all the fancy equipment is a waste of our time, right? We couldn’t be more wrong. In fact, Matwork Pilates can be just as challenging (if not more) as the equipment versions and should not be overlooked in our weekly exercise regime. Here are five great reasons why you should pencil in a Pilates Mat workout 1-2 times per week.

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Exercise & Cancer: Is Exercise The New Best Medicine?

Exercise & Cancer: Is Exercise The New Best Medicine?

Last year Professor Robert Thomas (oncologist from Cambridge University Hospital NHS foundation trust) stated in the news article “Exercise best help for cancer patients” that “ We know that 3 hours exercise per week after most cancers will reduce the chance of relapse by up to 30%.” Read more

Pilates and Shoulder Pain

The shoulder girdle and upper quadrant of our bodies is a very complex and intricate system of muscles, joints, nerves and ligaments that allow humans to produce gross and fine motor movements for full dexterity and upright posture. If you have pain around the neck, shoulder or in your arm, chances are that there may be more than one of the above anatomical structures not working to its fullest capacity and creating a situation of overload on your body and resultant pain. The shoulder (and shoulder blade) sacrifice stability for mobility, meaning that due to our need to be able to move our arms in many different directions, the joint itself is inherently less stable to allow for more range of movement. In turn, this means that our shoulder requires much more coordinated muscle activation to remain “stable” and account for the greater flexibility.

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Osteoporosis & Pilates


Osteoporosis
is a condition affecting bone density. Bones are mostly made up of collagen, a protein that provides the flexible framework of bone, and minerals such as calcium phosphate and calcium carbonate that provide rigidity and strength to the framework.
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Improve Hamstring Flexibility through Pilates

One of the biggest benefits of Pilates and a goal my clients often come in with, is to increase their flexibility. The most measurable of which, seems to be the ability to touch one’s toes, aka hamstring flexibility. Although possible, it is not always as straight forward as performing daily static stretches. It is important to address all of the contributing factors to “hamstring tightness” to achieve increased range of motion and henceforth “flexibility” within these muscles.  Read more

All Womens Health

So, I’ve just had my baby. Now what?!

 

For many of us as first time mums, having a baby is an absolutely life changing event! No amount of preparation, reading, classes, courses, old wives tales, advice (both welcomed or unwelcomed!) can prepare you for being a mum! Read more