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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Exercises whilst watching tele!

Exercises whilst watching tele!

Tue 12th Apr 2011

We had a few laughs about this on Monday in the classes. We were doing exercises with the spikey balls, working on our feet and ankles, when someone piped up"These would be good to do while watching the tele!" I then said that exercises are often judged by how easy they are eg: you can do them wh...

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London 2012 Olympics

London 2012 Olympics

Tue 5th Apr 2011

It's 479 days to go until the start of the  London Olympics 2012  and 512 days to go until the start of the paralympic games. It's fascinating to see the Olympic park and venues taking shape in London, I have been watching the progress on the Official London 2012 website. Here in the Nor...

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Support not tension

Support not tension

Wed 30th Mar 2011

What's the lesson our bodies learn from Pilates? Core strength? Flexibility? The answer is yes we learn how to engage our core muscles and we become more flexible but there is a deeper lesson which lasts through all our activities. This lesson is SUPPORT NOT TENSION. Let me explain. When we mo...

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Does your back ache after gardening?

Does your back ache after gardening?

Mon 28th Mar 2011

It's a common complaint especially at this time of the year when the spring weather is here and out we go into the garden without so much as a warm up or a stretch in sight then wonder why our back aches after a few hours in the garden. I asked a client today if she warms up before playing golf....

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