Cycling is growing increasingly popular and more and more people choose the bike over the car to get to and from work or for outings at the weekend. Both the technique and bike set up are extremely important.

We would always recommend you to consult your local bike shop for advice on what sort of bike is appropriate for you and to ask them to set it up especially for you. The seated position adopted when riding does compromise your spinal alignment quite significantly. This is particularly the case when riding performance road and mountain bikes. Regular Pilates sessions will help offset time spent in the saddle and help improve the efficiency of your riding technique. Try:

  • Knee rolls
  • Spine curls
  • Single leg stretch
  • Diamond press
  • Star
  • Single leg kick
  • Table top
  • The cat
PIlates for Cycling

                             Hip Rolls