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Does the menopause affect our exercise?

Does The Menopause Affect Our Exercise? In this week’s show I have Becky Armstrong on who is a menopause expert and we discuss how menopause can affect our lives, health and exercise. Things we cover: What is menopause and what age does it tend to occur? What’s happening to our bodies during menopause? What signs…

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How to bring movement into your working day

The Pilates for Busy People Weekly Show This week I talk to Moyra Mackie an executive coach, who coaches leaders and their teams and works with them to basically de stress them so that they can calm down. So, they can get off that hamster wheel and think more clearly and focus on what they…

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How exercise can play a part with Mental Health

How exercise can play a part in with Mental Health This week it’s Mental Health Awareness Week, I talked to Michelle about her diagnosis of depression after the birth of her daughter, and how exercise played a part in her recovery. In 2008 Michelle Reeves left behind corporate life in the UK and moved to…

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How Pilates can help after Injury

In this week”Pilates for Busy People Weekly Show” I talked to Lisa Hilton, a client of mine who has had a prolapse disc high up in her spine the effect was dramatic but Pilates has helped her after this injury. Lisa’s story This is what happened to Lisa “it was the beginning of last May.…

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Reasons to Do Pilates

Reasons to do Pilates This weeks show is all about the Reasons you should do Pilates. As a Pilates instructor for over 18 years, I thought I was quite qualified to do this week’s show on the reasons to do Pilates Pilates has been around for a long time, Joseph Pilates who created what was…

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How to learn Pilates at Home

How to learn Pilates at Home Learning something new is always hard and learning it at home alone is daunting.  I know that people have less time these days with both work and family demands.  So sometimes doing things at home is the only answer. 7 Day Beginners Pilates Challenge I am about to run…

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The importance of bringing strength and balance into our day

The importance of  strength and balance in our workouts in this weeks Pilates for busy people weekly show As we age our bodies change and our risk of falls is greater. With falls, further complications occur, which affect our lives. In this week’s show we gain insight to what’s happening to our bodies, and what…

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How to make Pilates a habit.

How to make Pilates a habit. When we think about starting a new exercise routine we sometimes make goals that will hopefully motivate us to succeed. Invairable we start well but fail quickly. During this weeks Pilates for Busy People Weekly show I talk to Jacqui about how to create a habit starting with 3…

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What happens to our bodies when we sit for long periods

The Pilates for Busy People Weekly Show This we welcome back Charlotte.  She shows us some “Snack exercises” that we can do in our day to bring in more movement and wake our bodies up! If you enjoy these then why not try out my Kitchen Workout video.  Four, 3 minute videos you can do…

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What happens to our Body when we sit for long periods?

We know sitting for long periods is bad for us, but do you really understand what is happening to your bodies? This week on The Pilates for Busy People Weekly show I talk to my physio about what happens to our bodies while we sit on it for long periods, and to give us some…

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Do you sit at your desk all day?

Do you sit at your desk all day? As with most people, when you either have your own business or work in an office, there are days when you sit for hours on end without moving research shows when sitting for long periods can cause damage to our health. For example, heart disease, obesity, diabetes,…

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Desk to Stretch a Healthy way to work

Welcome to the first in a series of 10 minute videos for the Desk to Stretch series.  In order to lead a Healthy working life we need to get up and move every hour!  This will reduce our risks of Obesity, depression, heart disease etc My blog “How long should you sit for in a…

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