How to improve my balance

Can Pilates help people with MS?

Pilates and MS Pilates is known for it’s benefits of increasing strength, flexibility, mobility and balance.  All things we take for granted on a daily bases, but not if you have MS. What is MS “Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that affects your brain and spinal cord. In MS, the coating that protects your…

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Should you do Pilates Online or go to a Pilates Class?

Pilates online or Pilates Class? There are so many ways to do a Pilates session, either online or going to a weekly Pilates class. But which is better? The benefits of Pilates are numerous and rather than list them here check out our blog “Why you should do Pilates” Joseph Pilates developed Pilates (or Contrology…

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How 10 minute Pilates Online can help your Mental Health

    How can 10 Minutes Pilates Online can help your Mental Health? 10 minutes Pilates Online done regularly 4 times a week as recommended by Joseph Pilates will have a positive effect on your mind and body. Pilates developed his method originally called “Contrology” in the 1930’s.  His definition was “the complete coordination of…

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How to look good on your wedding day with 10 minute pilates online.

Looking good on your wedding day is what most brides wish for and 10 Minutes Pilates can help you! Regular Pilates will help with your posture which when you are walking down the aisle will give you so much confidence and pose. Pilates can improve muscle tone, balance (important in those wedding shoes!) and also can relieve…

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Do you take a lunch break?

Do you take a lunch break?  Or do you sit at your desk and eat your sandwich and carry on working? More and more these days people don’t take a lunch break!  If you have read my previous blog “How long should you sit for in a day” you will know that sitting is the new…

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How to Garden without back pain.

It’s that time of year again!  The garden is coming to life and as soon as the weather lets us we are back out in the garden, weeding, digging, pruning, lifting heavy wheel barrows etc. As the weather is so unpredictable in the UK we tend to over do it in the garden and pay…

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How long should you sit for in a day?

Sitting down all day is bad for your health!  Shocking but true! If you do a desk job then you probably sit for over 12 hours a day, not only at your desk, getting to work and then maybe watching TV in the evening.  Sitting for long periods of time can increase your risks of obesity,…

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Parkinson’s Awareness Day 2018

This week is Parkinson’s Awareness week.  Millions of people are living with Parkinson’s but unless you are directly involved not a lot of people know much about it. What is Parkinson’s “Parkinson’s disease is caused by a loss of nerve cells in part of the brain.  This leads to a reduction of a chemical called…

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How often should I do Pilates?

How often should I do Pilates? How often should I do Pilates? It’s a great question and a hard one to answer.  In my opinion any movement daily is a good thing for the mind and body.  Focusing on Pilates daily is even better and it doesn’t have to be  a long session.  Most people…

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Am I too old to start Pilates?

Am I too old to start Pilates?  As a Pilates teacher I get asked this question a lot!  The answer is always the same NO! (But you should get yourself medically checked by a doctor if you haven’t done anything for a while) The advantage of Pilates is that it can be made as hard or…

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Why do I get cramp when I do Pilates?

  Cramping in your Pilates class! Does this sound familiar?  You are in your Pilates class doing the Swan Dive or Thigh Stretch for example and suddenly your foot or calf cramps.  Forget the exercise it’s agony!  All that lovely relaxing, focusing and concentrating out the window! So what is Cramp? A cramp happens when a…

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