Did you know that a strong core is foundational for anyone looking to enhance their stability, balance, and overall performance?

Read about the benefits of a strong core below and discover which of our classes can help you build (or maintain!) a stronger core safely and effectively.


When most people think of their core, they immediately associate it with a chiseled abdomen or a ‘six pack’. But the core is so much more than this.

Your core consists of several muscle groups in the midsection of your body, including your back muscles, abdominal muscles, diaphragm, pelvic muscles, and hip muscles. All core muscles either directly or indirectly insert into your spine and pelvis and they’ll play an important role in stabilising, moving and protecting you. 

So while strengthening your core muscles might make sit-ups feel a little easier, that’s far from the only benefit building a strong core can offer.

Here are five specific reasons you should give your core more love:

  1. Helps reducing injury
    Overall, a strong centre means stronger movement, and it helps reducing the risk of strains and sprains that may come from from working out or more simply, daily activities. Strengthening the core will improve balance and agility, helping prevent falls.

  2. Improves posture Strengthening our core muscles can improve and maintain good posture by helping to stabilize the spine and maintain good alignment.

  3. Improves balance and stability
    The core muscles help stabilising the body maintaining its centre of gravity. This allows us to keep balance, whether we are in the middle of a workout or  simply standing.

  4. Enhances overall performance
    A strong solid foundation helps us move more efficiently, resulting in more power output and more muscle engagement.

  5. Reduces aches and pain
    With a strong core, we are less likely to have imbalances, overcompensation, or other movement patterns that cause pain. Core-strengthening exercises can help reduce back discomfort, improve mobility and improve support of the spine.

Our Best Classes For A Strong Core


Reformer Pilates is done using the Pilates reformer machine, adding resistance to the Pilates exercises via the use of the springs, which form part of the machine.

Reformer Pilates is an excellent method for developing core strength due to the unique combination of controlled movements, dynamic resistance, and targeted exercises.

The Reformer’s unstable surface forces the body to activate deep core muscles to maintain balance during exercises.

We offer a variety of Reformer Pilates classes for all levels of ability. Find out more here!


Resistance and strength training improve core strength and balance in several ways.

All weight lifting exercises require the use of core muscles to stabilise the body when loaded. For example, during a deadlift or a squat, the core muscles must contract to keep the spine stable and maintain proper posture. This can lead to increased strength in the core muscles, including the muscles of the abdomen, lower back, and hips.

Strength training is considered a safe form of exercise when done properly. However, it’s vital to understand the proper form and safety guidelines to maximise the benefits of strength training while minimising potential risks and injuries.

If you want to get started on strength and resistance training, check out our Small Group Personal Training classes here!


Pilates is a disciplined physical system which was created by German anatomist Joseph Pilates in the early 20th Century. Through a series of precise, controlled movements it targets all muscle groups in the body whilst working on posture, functionality and flexibility.

Pilates is famously known for its emphasis on the core and it’s proven to improve its strength and function.

At Yogahome, we offer Pilates and Power Pilates classes, with teachers of different backgrounds.

Find out more and book a class today.


A 45 minute blend of conditioning and weight training designed to tone your muscles, improve your balance and core strength and work your entire body in one continuous flow. 

These classes use light ankle weights and often bands for added resistance.

We offer 6 Conditioning Flow classes per week, with a variety of instructors.

Come and try them all out!

Browse the schedule and book your place here.


Last, but definitely not least… yoga!

In practice, just about every yoga pose helps strengthening the core. Each asana requires the activation and engagement of a range of muscles in the body, including the abdominals, lower back, hips, and glutes.

While some poses are more obviously linked to core strength (think boat pose or plank pose), holding and transitioning between almost all asanas builds strength, balance, and stability, and you can develop serious core strength practicing yoga without a sit up in sight! 

Almost all types of yoga will help to build core strength, but some which are particularly helpful are Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa Flow.

Want to try out a class? Browse the schedule and book your place here!