What is Happening in Your Body? 1. You lose progesterone. Perimenopause is known as the ‘second puberty’ due to the dramatic changes in reproductive hormones during this time. With the loss of regular cycles comes the loss of cyclic progesterone being created. Progesterone has many important functions, including assisting calm steady moods, nervous system reactions,…

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You’ve probably often heard us say that Pilates is a practice – & it’s important to remind ourselves of the Core Principles that should underpin a Pilates practice. Joseph Pilates said “Contrology (Pilates) is complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit.” In order to get the most out of Pilates it’s always helpful to remember…

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In the fitness industry, perhaps more than any other, it is easy to be seduced by the latest hot fad promising a shortcut to your ideal you. Predictably, these trends usually disappear once a new one materialises. With such an overwhelming array of new exercise options, how can anyone sort the fleeting from the tried-and-true?…

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WHAT IS YOUR REASON TO DO PILATES? RETURN TO LIFE & LIVE AT YOUR BEST STRENGTHEN YOUR POWERHOUSE A stronger core – a stronger you! “Traditional forms of exercise limit options for needing to strengthen the core, as most forms of exercise are high impact – unlike Pilates. The most valuable take away from Pilates…

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With a Pilates studio in every corner, moving from Singapore to Sydney as a Pilates instructor felt extremely exciting and rewarding. I was especially impressed by the popularity of Reformer classes. It seemed there was no need to explain to people what Pilates was all about (which I had to do a lot when I…

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Thanks to our client and friend, acupuncturist Kim Gatenby. To learn more about Kim and her acupuncture, visit her website kimgatenby.com YUMMY & HEALTHY brownies. A perfect alternative for those who love carob or can’t have chocolate.   Ingredients: 1/2 cup spelt flour or similar (e.g. gluten free flour, buckwheat flour) 6 Tbs carob powder…

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Many women ask us about the benefits of Pilates during their pregnancy.   Pilates is the natural choice of exercise during this time to because of its ability to target the deeper core muscles which support the pelvis and keep it stable. Pilates exercises can be performed gently and only progressed if the client is ready…

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We love welcoming you into our studios two or more times a week, we love our chat before, after and sometimes during class. We love seeing your progress from nervy on the reformers to moving around it like it’s your home. We love your smile when you arrive and not just when you leave, we…

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As the winter months are feeling like they are behind us, we start to think about the summer season with all the fun outdoor activities, sports, sunshine & the beach. 6 practical steps to prepare yourself for the weight loss challenge: Go through your wardrobe & drawers and pick out at least 3 items of…

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Last Sunday I went to the local gym for a basic training class. Actually the only reason I went is because the studio was fully booked!! I haven’t been in a gym for a while but I was quickly reminded of how cold and unfriendly they are.  Of course no-one knew or asked my name…

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