How To Find Embody Pilates

Outside The Wellbeing Studio

Embody Pilates’ home is The Wellbeing Studio in Clevedon, working alongside the excellent team of complementary therapists who operate from there.

The address is:

The Wellbeing Studio
6 Alexandra Road
Clevedon
BS21 7QE

Map showing the location of The Wellbeing Studio

The studio is located at the Six Ways roundabout end of Alexandra Road, next door to Six Ways Sports shop.  Please note, it is not the old market hall.  The entrance is down a small flight of stone stairs, which can be slippy when wet so please use the handrail for support.

Entrance to The Wellbeing Studio

This is the sign you can see over the doorway…

The Wellbeing Studio sign outside the building

There is free parking right outside and along the length of Alexandra Road, as well as on the streets in the immediate vicinity.

If you have any questions about how to find Embody Pilates, please contact Melissa via the contact form.

Safe journey.

The Anatomy Of Movement

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At the heart of Pilates is precision in the way we move, more specifically, the timing and placement of limbs as we carry out a particular exercise.  How does it feel as we take the body through a sequence of movements, e.g. is there a strong sense of the muscles stretching or shortening, how smoothly are the joints working, how heavy are the limbs? These are the sorts of questions it’s useful to ask ourselves as we execute each Pilates exercise.  It helps us focus on exactly what we’re doing and stay in the moment.

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These images by Harold Edgerton really make you think about what’s involved when we create different shapes with the body.  They show in great detail how it moves when we undertake various activities, for example, walking, performing a dive, or simply just moving our arms.  Edgerton worked with a stroboscope to capture these images.  By synchronizing strobe flashes with the movement being examined then taking a series of photographs through an open shutter at the rate of many flashes per second, Edgerton invented ultra-high-speed and stop-action photography. 

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