Louise's Blog - Studio 44 Pilates

Review of Studio 44 Pilates in 2018

I have just been spending some time reflecting on how Studio 44 Pilates has gone in 2018.  It’s been a great exercise for me personally. Not only reminded of what I have achieved this year but also what my members have achieved too. How did it start? I launched my 10 minute membership In July…

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Louise's Blog - Studio 44 Pilates

Why good posture is important if you sit all day.

  How good is your posture? Do you feel stiff after a day sitting at your desk? Back aching, tension in your shoulders or between your shoulder blades? This is how I feel after sitting for a couple of hours  and I do a lot of movement in my day! Your posture is important We…

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Louise's Blog - Studio 44 Pilates

What happens to your muscles when you sit all day?

  We are starting to realise that sitting for long periods is bad for you.  It’s like smoking or over eating neither is good in the long run. We know that sitting can increase your risks of Heart disease, Obesity, Diabetics and Cancer to name but a few. But have you thought about the impact…

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Louise's Blog - Studio 44 Pilates

How to survive a conference when you are sitting all day!

(Photo Catherine Berry  – Entirely Catherine Photography) Last week I went to The Content Live Conference in London.  No it wasn’t anything to do with Pilates.  It was organised By Janet Murray from Love Marketing and Make Money.  This is a online business group that I belong too to help me build my business online. …

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prevention better than cure

Why exercise is important in your life

This week the health secretary Matt Hancock outlined his vision for the NHS, and about helping people making healthier choices. In his speech he said “Last year Emergency admission in A&E went up 6.6% which the NHS can’t cope with. But it’s not all about money, preventing ill health can transform lives and society for…

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Pilates mojo

How to get back to Pilates with 5 Pilates exercises

    Have you been busy lately with family and work and Pilates has taken a back seat.  But it’s been on your mind again as you feel stiff, have lower back pain and maybe you are visiting a physio again. You need to get back to Pilates back again Only you know why you…

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Louise's Blog - Studio 44 Pilates

How does the clocks changing affect our exercise?

This weekend (October 2018) see the end of British Summertime and the mornings getting lighter. This is great news for those of us who like to exercise in the morning.  So will you make use of your extra hour by exercising or stay in bed! Benefits of exercising in the morning? There are several things…

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Pilates and Osetoporosis

Is Pilates good for Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a problem worldwide effecting 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men aged 50 and above.  Today is National Osteoporosis Day highlighting the condition “to love your bones, protect your future” What is Osteoporosis? A condition where the bones become brittle and become at greater risk of fractures.  Fractures potentially causing life…

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beginners Pilates course

Learn how to do Pilates at home.

  Have you been told that you need to do Pilates? To help an injury, improve flexibility or just to strengthen your core for everyday life. Still not got round to it? TIME is the biggest factor in our lives.  Lack of it stops us doing the things we’d like to or should do to…

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Why you should take part in my 7 day beginners challenge

Why you should take part in my 7 Day Beginners Pilates Challenge

7 Day Beginners Pilates challenge My 7 Day Beginners Pilates challenges start’s on Monday 14th January 2019.  Don’t worry you can still join and take part. People usually take Pilates up when they receive an injury and are advised to do as part of their rehab. In fact I would say that over 90% of…

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Can you learn Pilates at home

Can you learn Pilates at home?

Can you learn Pilates at home? YES I believe you can. Time is the problem with most people and committing to a weekly Pilates class. (does this sound familiar?) But the benefits of Pilates are too good to ignore, If you aren’t sure of the benefits then do check out my blog “Why you should…

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Is Pilates for 10 minutes enough

Is Pilates for 10 minutes enough?

Joseph Pilates recommended Pilates should be practised at least 10 minutes a day.  This was to ensure that you learn the Pilates exercises and you spend time time learning technique so that you can perform the exercises as best as you can for your body and mind. BUT can 10 minutes Pilates a day (or…

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