balance and Pilates

How can we improve our balance?

Balance Balance is something we take for granted when we are young. But as we get older our balance deteriorates due to losing muscle strength and joint flexibility, reduced vision and reaction time.  Reduction in balance can also be caused by Parkinson’s or neurological disorders Fear of falling and higher risk of injuries stops people…

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How often do you go back to your Pilates basic exercises

How often do you go back to your basic Pilates exercises?

September, the beginning of the new school year.  Sometimes it feels like the beginning of a New Year. However you feel about it, it’s a great time to take a look at your Pilates practice  For those of you have been doing Pilates classes or at home for a long time how after do you…

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How to improve your Pilates practice at home.

How to improve your Pilates practice at home and make it worthwhile! If you do practice your Pilates at home, this is great news.  The hardest part is getting into a habit an making time for you. But once it does become a habit, it is easy to fit into your daily routine. Do you…

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The Principles of Pilates – Part 2

Pilates and the Principles of Pilates Pilates has developed over the years since Joseph Pilates died on 9th October 1967.   Find out more about Joseph Pilates in our First blog HERE The main focus of Pilates the 6 guiding principles of Pilates, although not defined by Joseph Pilates himself is widely believed to encapsulate all…

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How to fit movement into your day?

  Working all day then dealing with kids when you get home, any thoughts of exercise or bringing movement into your day just go out the window. It’s the summer holidays, routines are different and exercise is the last thing you think about doing. End of the day In reality by the end of the…

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Joseph Pilates – The 34 Moves. Part 1

Joseph Pilates – founder of Pilates Joseph Pilates the founder of Pilates was born in Germany but moved to England before the first world war.  He was a circus performer and a boxer.  He has various illness throughout his childhood which made him more determined to overcome these with his fitness. During the first world…

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How to motivate yourself to do your Pilates practice at home.

How to motivate yourself to do your Pilates Practice at home It’s hard to stay motivated to do your Pilates practice especially during the school holidays.  Sometimes it  is just easier not to exercise and then you get out of the habit, feel horrible and a whole cycle occurs before you can get back to…

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Is Pilates good for cyclists?

Is Pilates good for Cyclists? YES…. Pilates is good for cyclists. With the Tour De France well underway and with this glorious summer weather.  More and more people are out on their bikes.  Using it as a great way to keep fit. Which it is, but as with most sports these days it’s not all…

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Online Pilates during the holidays

How online Pilates can help you during the holidays.

Online Pilates during the holidays could be the answer you are looking. Not sure that Online Pilates is for you? Most Pilates classes stop for the summer and most of the time so do you! You need to ask yourself some questions. Why do you go to a weekly Pilates class? What benefits do YOU…

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8 week pilates course

How to make the most out of your Summer 8 week membership

  Investing in the Summer 8 week membership is a positive step to keep your Pilates going through the summer.  During the summer holidays there is so much to organise that spending time on you is usually the first thing to go.  By joining you have made a commitment and we can help you get…

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