Who took my spot!!

Are you one of those people who has to be in the same spot every time you come to class? …that’s not a bad thing, in fact, it’s a very nice start to establishing a routine. You can make a habit of coming to class at the same time, on the same day, with the…

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Mat vs Reformer Pilates

If you tell an acquaintance that you practice or teach Pilates, you might be asked, “Reformer or Mat?” With the rise of group Reformer studios in the last decade, the once-mysterious apparatus (a fancy word for Pilates equipment) has become more well known. Mat and Reformer are both based on the work of Joseph Pilates, who also invented the Reformer itself.…

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Are You Breathing Right? Or Left!

Jokes aside, I often got thanked by clients/students after classes for cueing breathing, frequently with a comment of “I get confused when to inhale or exhale”. As Pilates teachers we are taught to cue the breath pattern that is optimal for the movement. This is based on the physiological workings of respiration. Typically we do…

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Our Top Hip Tips

We love talking to you about your health and body. We love seeing you stay active, continuing to play sport & loving life, generally very active. Hip pain is one of the most common issues we see you coming to classes to help resolve. There are many causes for hip pain including tendinitis, osteo-arthritis, bursitis…

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Helping Reduce Inflammation the Natural Way

What is inflammation? Inflammation is a vital part of the body’s natural immune response to a perceived threat or illness. This is a good thing and a VERY INTELLIGENT response from the body. The inflammatory process is our body’s attempt to strengthen and protect the area under attack by calling upon a stampede of immune…

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Studio update and staying healthy in these uncertain times

Greetings! You may have seen or read about the latest advice this morning from the Prime Minister and the Chief Medical Officer about coronavirus – non-essential gatherings of more than 100 people are now banned. The CMO explained in detail why the team of medical experts believes this is an appropriate measure rather than a…

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Our response to helping keep healthy during the Coronavirus/COVID19 outbreak

Greetings! You’re doubtless well aware, and possibly slightly fearful, of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 virus that is wreaking havoc around the world currently. It’s so important for you to keep up your regular classes during this difficult time – good health and regular exercise are absolutely vital to protecting yourself. Managing your stress with mindful exercise is…

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Why Pilates is for Men too!

OK, men, this month’s blog is for you. Maybe you’ve witnessed your partner or a mate reaping the benefits of Pilates but aren’t convinced that it can work for you too. Perhaps you’ve even researched the method online and intended to give it a go, only to close the computer and have it slip your…

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How to Stay Healthy This Festive Season

The festive season is well and truly here. Spending time with friends and family, enjoying food and a drink or two… It is a lovely way to celebrate but unfortunately also a time when most of our healthy habits go out the window. But it doesn’t have to be this way. A bit of mindfulness…

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How often should you do Pilates?

Of all the Pilates questions we receive, one of the most frequently asked is “How often should I practice/attend class?” You’ve also undoubtedly heard the famous quote by Joseph Pilates “In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you’ll see the difference, and in 30 sessions you’ll have a whole new body.” Pilates…

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