Louise's Blog - Studio 44 Pilates

How can I become more flexible?

How can I become more flexible?  As most mornings I wake up wander to the bathroom feeling like the Tin Man from the Wizard of OZ!  My legs feel like wood and my ankles don’t appear to move! Does this sound familiar? How can we improve our flexibility? First of all we need to understand…

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Louise's Blog - Studio 44 Pilates

How to keep your exercise routine going through the cold weather!

It’s cold outside and the last thing you feel like doing is putting on your exercise kit and keeping your exercise routine going! Even if you don’t feel like it don’t give up, maybe this is the time to try something different that compliments your regular training? What’s your normal training Routine? Running If conditions…

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Louise's Blog - Studio 44 Pilates

Pilates practise at home.

Pilates practise at home always seems a great idea as you leave your Pilates class after a great session, but how many people actually do it, even with good intentions! Exercising at home is not for everyone, it’s hard to motivate yourself, find the time and sometimes the space.  Most of the time these are…

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what to wear to pilates

What should I wear to my Pilates class?

It can be daunting going to your first Pilates class and knowing what to wear is even worse! So what should you wear to your Pilates class, does it need to be expensive Fitness clothing? I have been teaching Pilates for over 20 years and fashions have changed in that time! What to wear? Fitness…

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Louise's Blog - Studio 44 Pilates

Finding the right Pilates class for you!

Finding the right Pilates class for you can be a minefield! There are so many different variations of Pilates classes.  It’s important to know what you are really signing up for and making sure it’s right for you. Finding the right Class for you! A friend of mine who doesn’t live near me recently asked…

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Louise's Blog - Studio 44 Pilates

Healthy Pancakes!

  It’s pancake day! Or Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday is the always the day before Ash Wednesday, which heralds the start of Lent. It is thought to have started from the tradition of using up rich foods such as eggs, butter and milk, in preparation for the fasting period of Lent. The word Shrove is…

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London marathon training

Running the London Marathon- How strong is your core?

Running the London Marathon this year – how strong is your core?  Increasing the mileage but finding you’re more tired with more aches and pains? Are you cross training?  Then why not try Pilates as part of your training. So why should you do Pilates as part of your Marathon training? Running is a very repetitive movement which can…

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Peanut butter day

It’s Peanut Butter Day!

So today is Peanut Butter Day. Hoorah! Peanut Butter has had a bad rap over the last few years – thought of as something to be avoided, perhaps as nice but naughty. Something to be wary of because of the fat and calorie content. I see lots of people who think it’s fine to slaver…

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Pilates class any age

Does going to a Pilates Class fill you with fear?

Does going to a Pilates class fill you with fear? Have you been told that you need to do a Pilates class but it fills you with fear? You’ve never done classes before and everyone is going to be a lot better than you? The thought of walking into the class and everyone looking at…

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pilates any age

Why you should do Pilates!

Why you should do Pilates. Pilates can be started at any age by anyone, men and women. Most people start doing pilates after an injury or advice from a physiotherapist. Why wait till then?  Getting started before you are injured means you can carry on living your life to the full without any interruptions!  So…

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