Pilates For Sports Joins USATF As Affinity Partner

Aug 05, 2020


Pilates for Sports is thrilled to announce it has signed as an affinity partner of USA Track & Field (USATF) – the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running, and race walking in the United States.

The long-term partnership, which will run from now until December 2024, will provide USATF members with several benefits to help them train smarter and go faster, including:

      • 20% discount off monthly memberships
      • Free 14-day challenges
      • Free weekly live pilates class online
      • Entry into competitions such as our current ICONS competition which offers a free trip to Australia to partake in an iconic sporting event of choice

“We are fortunate to partner with Pilates for Sports to bring added value to members with continued benefits and resources to support the USATF community,” USATF CEO, Max Siegel said.

Pilates for Sports online training is an innovative strength and conditioning program that can be done...

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Improve Your Pelvic Stability Through Pilates

Aug 04, 2020

When running, cycling or swimming, we want to ensure we’re working the right muscles and body parts equally to maximise our power output.

However, a common issue amongst athletes in all sports is pelvic instability, which causes overuse of the pelvis and consequently impacts on their performance.

This movement of the pelvis occurs when the core muscles are not strong enough to maintain stability as well as when there is muscle imbalance, which in turn has two main impacts – it can cause pain, and it can have an impact on an athletes performance.

Let's look at pain first.

Movement of the pelvis can result in overuse of the back muscles, resulting in fatigue in the back as well as back pain. Additionally, if the athlete can’t manage the rotation of their lumbar spine that is occurring due to pelvic instability, it will put pressure on the lumbar discs.

It is also important to note that an athlete may start out with good pelvic stability, however as they start to get...

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Wearable Data Integration

Aug 04, 2020

Sync your wearable smart device with the new Pilates For Sports app to automatically upload your fitness data to your Dash!

The Pilates For Sports app is the ultimate companion to your workouts.

By syncing your favourite smart device – be it Apple Watch, FitBit or even other fitness apps through your smart phone like Apple Health, MyFitness Pal or Withings – you can store and measure your fitness progress through tracking steps, sleep, calories burned, heart rate, lean body mass and blood pressure.

This data is crucial not only for you to help understand how you’re tracking, but also for us to use to ensure we give you the best advice and training to help you achieve your goals!

Once synced, all of this data can be found on the Pilates For Sports app Dash, which is also fully customisable so you only see the stats you want to see, and even comes with visual graphs to help you track your progress.

 With all this information at your fingertips, as well as the...

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Tight Hip Flexors and Posture Improvement Through Pilates

Jul 27, 2020

How does sitting for long hours at your desk weaken your glutes and impact on your running?

Weakness in the hips and glutes is common amongst those of us with a sedentary lifestyle. If our glutes aren’t working to their full capacity, then other muscles will have to overwork to pick up the slack.

Because of this, many runners I’ve met are told by their Physical Therapist that they have a ‘lazy butt’. So, why is this such a problem if, by evolution, we are actually designed to run?

 Let's take a minute to refresh our knowledge of the glutes. 

The gluteal muscle group consists of the gluteus maximus, minimus and medius. All three of these muscles have different yet very integrated roles in the lower body in relation to stability and mobility.

In summary, the gluteal muscles as a whole are responsible for:

  • Hip extension – think take off phase in running
  • Hip abduction – external rotation and internal rotation of the hip
  • They are important...
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The Importance Of Core Strength For Cyclists

Jul 03, 2020


Core and core strength are terms often talked about in regards to an athlete’s strength and performance, but what actually is the core?

The core can be defined as everything from your shoulders to your butt – so essentially the trunk of your body. 

To have a strong core is for the shoulders, deep abdominals and glutes to all be strong, while the muscles around these joints are balanced to enable efficient movement which results in maximum power and reduced injury.

Now that we have defined what the core is, let's look at why a strong and stable core is essential for the transfer of power from the legs to the pedal when cycling. We will also detail the impacts on a cyclist riding with poor form and how pilates can help the rider to achieve and maintain the ideal power transfer.

Generally, cyclists are very focussed on improving their leg strength to generate more power. To achieve this they spend many hours training on the...

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Let's Talk About Your Butt!!

Jan 23, 2020


Let's talk glutes for a second.

The gluteal muscle group consists of the gluteus maximus, minimus and medius. All 3 of these muscles have different, yet very integrated roles in lower body in relation to stability and mobility. In summary the gluteal muscles as a whole are responsible for:

  • Hip extension....think take off phase in running, the downstroke and bottom stroke phase of the pedal stroke, the kick in your swimming
  • Hip abduction external rotation and internal rotation of the hip. They are important for Femoral, patella and tibial alignment..think correct leg tracking in every sport
  • Stabilizing the lower back and sacroiliac joint via its attachment into the thoracolumbar fascia - think pelvic stability when cycling, running and swimming.

In summary - strong functional glutes are vital for optimum power production in swimming, cycling and running. Therefore, it is vital that the hip flexors are lengthened so that the glutes can do their...

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Release Your Tight Shoulders And Improve Your Performance

Jan 21, 2020

Pilates for Sports:

  • Teaches you the correct ‘shoulders down position’
  • Is designed to stretch the chest and strengthen the upper back so that your shoulders are strong and balanced - increases flexibility
  • Improves your arm stroke when you swim
  • Delivers a more efficient arm carry when you run
  • Increased shoulder stability and comfort when you ride. 
  • Enables you to hit and throw harder and faster
  • Delivers a better posture for your daily life meaning less aches and pains when you’re sitting at the computer. 


Try the side openings exercise to experience how great it feels to open up the chest.

Start your 7 day free trial now and feel the benefits of strong, balanced shoulders.


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Is Sitting The New Smoking??

Dec 13, 2019

Strong statement but lack of glute strength caused by too much sitting leads to so many problems!!

There are 2 main causes of hip flexor dominance in cyclists. The first is poor technique and the second is lifestyle. Lets look at these in more detail

For many cyclists their sole focus when pedaling is to see how much power they can generate in the down stroke phase of their pedal stroke, and it is often the hip flexors that do the majority of the work. However, cycling is a hip extension, knee flexion sport and we all know that the glutes and hamstrings are the major hip extensors of the body, so they need to be working optimally in order to get the most out of your pedal stroke. Interestingly, the importance of the glutes and hamstrings to the pedalstroke is something not known by many cyclists. If the rider is not using their glutes, hamstrings and adductors optimally when pedalling, then the quads and hip flexors can become too large and dominant.

As well as poor technique...

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Press Release - Donation Program to Support USA Triathlon Foundation

Oct 24, 2019

Pilates for Sports Announces Donation Program to Support USA Triathlon Foundation
USA Triathlon partner will donate $10 to Foundation for every monthly program purchased through USA Triathlon or USA Triathlon Foundation channels


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Pilates for Sports, a USA Triathlon corporate partner through 2021, today announced that it will donate $10 to the USA Triathlon Foundation for every individual who purchases a Pilates for Sports monthly program through USA Triathlon- and USA Triathlon Foundation-specific marketing channels.


USA Triathlon announced its partnership with Pilates for Sports in March of 2019. The Australia-based company specializes in online workouts to improve triathlon performance with a combination of Pilates and technical training. Workouts are provided digitally, require no specialized equipment and are suitable for all levels of experience, from first timers to world champions.


All USA Triathlon annual members...

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How Pilates Fixes The Desk Posture

Oct 06, 2019

 We looked last week at the problems you can experience when you have a desk posture. This video highlights how Pilates can help to fix the desk posture giving you a strong, pain free body enabling you to get the best results from your training and from life :)

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