I started running marathons 30 years ago, but for many years now I have been aware of the lack of tone in my core and the general pains and injuries in my lower body. It got so bad that for six months in 2012, I was unable to run at all. So, under severe objection (I’m not easily convinced), I enrolled at Meridian Pilates in 2013. I finally understand how interlinked all my muscles in my core, back and even my posture are and I am now back to running: In the last month have come in first in my age group in three races! Would I recommend Meridian Pilates? I preach about this professional, friendly and so competent organisation to anybody who is prepared to listen. I am back to the sport I love and doing better than ever. Take my advice all you men out there: Pilates is amazing.