Is hotdesking bad for your back?

Is hotdesking bad for your back?

Wed 13th Jul 2011

A client of mine has recently experienced exacerbation of her back pain and, as we were working through her Pilates, I asked if anything had changed in her daily life. She explained how her company have adopted hot-desking, she no longer had her own workstation so could be working at a different ...

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Work with what you have got and enjoy your body

Work with what you have got and enjoy your body

Tue 5th Jul 2011

A week in the greek sun people watching from beneath my sunhat got me thinking about how we feel about our bodies. Of course I was missing teaching my usual classes but you will be glad to know I was doing some fieldwork! One day, I watched 3 elderley Italian ladies on the beach laughing and chat...

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St Ann's Hospice  midnight walk

St Ann's Hospice midnight walk

Fri 24th Jun 2011

My friend and co-founder of ipilates Tracey is walking 10k on Saturday for St. Ann's Hospice and at midnight too.She is doing this with her son Chris. Tracey had major surgery less than 3 weeks ago and this is a personal challenge for an amazing cause. I am so in awe of her and I can't tell her t...

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Child back pain

Child back pain

Tue 21st Jun 2011

I was recently at a lecture by Dr Dashti, consultant adult and paediatric spinal surgeon. He was talking about the increased incidence of back pain amongst children and teenagers directly due to the playing of video games or sitting in front of a computer for more than 2 hours a day. He said on t...

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More Pilates=Less treatment

More Pilates=Less treatment

Tue 24th May 2011

Judith from my Monday class recently told me that now she does her  Pilates class regularly combined with gentle swimming,she finds she has now gone from visiting her physio for treatment on her neck on average every 3 weeks to every 6-8weeks. This is a common pattern amongst our clients and I sa...

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Do men do Pilates -yes they do

Do men do Pilates -yes they do

Fri 20th May 2011

Watch the guys going through their paces. Thanks to David, Richard, Matt and Richard.

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 Good sitting posture.

Good sitting posture.

Fri 20th May 2011

The best way to improve your sitting posture longterm is to take it slowly. Start by recognising how you sit and try to come out of the positon you habitually sit in all the time, this is the first step to improve it. I would recommend sitting on a swiss ball for 10 minutes a day, sit comfortabl...

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New beginners class starting this Friday 2.30pm

New beginners class starting this Friday 2.30pm

Tue 17th May 2011

Pauline is teaching our 5 week beginers course which starts this Friday 20th May at 2.30pm. It costs £50 for the course and will introduce you and your body to the basic Pilates techniques then guide you through the exercises at a beginners level. This class is suitable for complete beginners and...

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New facebook page!

New facebook page!

Fri 13th May 2011

Please browse our new facebook page and let me know anything you wish to see on this page. Don't forget to click "Like"! Julia

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Studio is closed now until 3rd May!

Studio is closed now until 3rd May!

Thu 21st Apr 2011

We hope you all have a lovely break for Easter and the sun continues to shine. Classes start back o Tuesday 3rd May with Monday classes starting the following week (9th May). See you all soon.

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