How can Pilates with Diane help you?

Article by Diane Clark 01.07.16

Pilates improves core strength which in turn will help your posture. It tones all parts of the body and is especially good for easing low level back pain. Not only does it work your body but as you are concentrating on the lateral breathing pattern and what movements you are doing it is also working your mind.

Many clients have said although they know they have worked out after a class they feel relaxed and stretched out too.

“I now have improved mobility in my shoulder” – Southam College Class Client

“Diane is an excellent tutor & the classes are very varied” – Ufton Class

“I like the feeling of wellbeing after the sessions.” – Client of 4 years

Here’s the final exercise of my Pilates Back Series 1


Aim of the exercise: This exercise aims to stretch the muscles at the side of the body and the lower back. It also works the pectoral muscles and the hips. Taking the spine through lateral flexion.

1. Inhale to prepare and place left hand a few inches away from left hip (1a) then raise right arm to ceiling.

2. Exhale and lean gently over to the right side (keep both sit bones on floor) ensuring that the sliding arm bends at the elbow.

3. Inhale and return to centre (1). Repeat to left side  

This exercise can also be done with legs straight out front instead of crossed.


I hope you have enjoyed this series and I hope to bring you more Pilates in future weeks.


Diane Clark

Pilates with Diane
Tel: 07809 621142

Twitter: @Pilates_Diane