Blogs

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Weekly exercises or stretches  to improve your core strength, 

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Improve your back care, and how to get Better balance and posture to live well

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How to improve your wellbeing creating healthy habits. with retreat information.

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Nutrition diet and receipy ideas

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Hoe to perform better and prevent injuries during sports like skiing, swimming and cycling

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Joint mobilisation and better mobility for less aches and pain 

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Womens wellness for peri-menopause and menopause

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Online Pilates and Lesson Plans so you can do classes at home

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Articles in the media and more more

10 minute Pilates stretches to improve mobility – focus on shoulders and neck

10 minute Pilates stretches to improve mobility – focus on shoulders and neck

What a strange time it is.  More has opened up over the last week, and yet I'm feeling as if I'm still stuck at home more than I'd like to be. It's like we're busier but we're not doing any more, does that make sense?! Over the next few weeks, these blogs will be...

Is working from home hurting your back?

Is working from home hurting your back?

Home working Exercises  Hello everyone, how are you doing? I hope that you are all well and making time to look after yourselves in this mental health week.  Before I talk about the appropriate exercises I wanted to mention that its mental health week and the focus is...

Strong Saturday – Pilates Community Online Blog

Strong Saturday – Pilates Community Online Blog

Easy ways to stay healthy at home It’s easy at times like these to slip into bad habits, so here is a reminder about some simple things you can do to ensure you stay healthy – and happy – at home. Make the most of the first 10 minutes of the day and set the tone...

Improve your posture

Handout - Assess your postureBackcare Checklist to Improve your posture  Are you suffering from any of these problems –  Headaches or sore eyes? Neck, mid or lower backache or pain, shoulder strain. Shoulders dropped forward creating a dropped or flared rib cage?...

The best Foods to help Reduce Stress

The Best Foods to Help reduce Stress Foods that help reduce stress  When we are stressed, we tend to reach for unhealthy food – crisps, chocolate wine (or is that just me?). But there are foods that can help with stress, you can nurture yourself with good, healthy...

Weekly blog and exercise – 17th April – Are you still moving?

Weekly blog and exercise – 17th April – Are you still moving?

Hello everyone! Well, here we are post-Easter and we're still in the lockdown. How are you all managing? I found solace in a little chocolate indulgence, but am pleased to now be back in the swing of things and keeping moving by runs or dog walks outside and Pilates...

How to get better Sleep

Sleep better strategies to try   Are you struggling to get a good night's sleep?  If yes, then try and make the time you go to bed and your bedtime routine intentional, strategic and consistent. Sleep won’t get better by chance. Start in the morning by making...

10 Ways to reduce stress over Christmas

10 Ways to reduce stress over Christmas

We’ve reached December! Festive greetings to you all at this wonderful, though at times stressful, season of goodwill. I’m struggling this week, there is so much to do and we place such high expectations on ourselves. I would like this Christmas to be about spending...

Back Pain? Follow our simple Pilates exercises

Do you have Back Pain especially in the morning? Try my favourite gentle exercises to help your body stay mobile and painfree. Pilates Community:  My Top 6 Backcare Pilates   Mobilising Exercises and Favourite Stretches   By Hannah Epps Start with A B C - Find...

Improvers Lesson Plan

Handout Lesson Plan - ImproversPlease follow this Improvers lesson plan   Exercise Lesson Plan Repetition Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Standing Warm up your joints – ankles, knees hip circles           Spine Twist and side bend, back flex and...

Beginners Pilates Lesson Plan and exercises

Handout Beginners lesson Plan and exercises NEUTRAL ALIGNMENT AND GOOD POSTURE         To begin with start with A B C – Standing in neutral Alignment, Breathing wide and full into your rib cage (thoracically), then engage your Core muscles on your out breathe – by...

How to Activate your “Core Muscles”

How to Activate your “Core Muscles”

Handout How to activate your Core Muscles During Pilates we aim to activate the core to stabilise the pelvis and give us core stability.  What is Core Stability Pilates exercises start with reference to your “core stability” achieved by lifting your pelvic floor then...

How Breathing deeper can help you reduce stress

Breathing Teachniques and breathing practice s BREATHING AND STRESS You are probably wondering how there is a link between breathing and stress? Breathing is a signal and information to the brain about how the body is. So, the more stressed you feel, the faster you...

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