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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The studio experience

The studio experience

Mon 21st Mar 2011

Click on the link to see what our clients say about the classes.

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Welcome to the new site

Welcome to the new site

Sun 20th Mar 2011

Hello and welcome to our new look site. I'm Julia and I am the studio director. We hope it's clear and easy for you to look through and find what you need. Jane, Diane, Pauline, Lauri and I are passionate about Pilates and care about our clients. Over 250 people of all ages, from all walks of ...

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Do men do Pilates?

Do men do Pilates?

Tue 15th Feb 2011

It's a definite yes!A high proportion of men who come to see me for an assessment have been booked in by their partners who either know their men should do Pilates to improve their posture or  that they need to work their core to alleviate back pain. My male clients tell me initially they have be...

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Treat your feet!  Exercises for your ankles, feet and toes

Treat your feet! Exercises for your ankles, feet and toes

Tue 15th Feb 2011

Here are some simple effective exercises for your ankles, feet and toes.Look after your feet by soaking, wriggling and massaging them regularly and they’ll be ready to be worked and stretched. Your posture will thanks you for it!Do you know how many bones are there in the feet?There are 26 bones ...

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Can Exercise Help Me Beat Stress ?

Can Exercise Help Me Beat Stress ?

Tue 25th Jan 2011

I was talking to a friend over the weekend, a full on high powered business woman, who works hard and works out hard.Six months ago she was having problems. She was stressed at work, never enough hours in the day, always deadlines to meet, changes to implement etc.She exercised religiously 5 days...

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New Year , New You

New Year , New You

Tue 11th Jan 2011

That old cliche gets rolled out every January but let's face it it is a time we all make some resolutions to eat less and exercise more. I certainly feel a stumbling block to people starting and carrying on an exercise programme is previous injury or pain. This acts as a barrier to starting new e...

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