Is sitting the new smoking?

The price of doing busi­ness For­ward head pos­ture, round­ed shoul­ders, tight hip flex­ors and ham­strings, tired eyes, and fre­quent headaches. You’ve got to move it Stay tuned! This month focus: stretch­es and exer­cis­es that you can per­form in the office.

What is incontinence and what you can do about it?

It hap­pens at the most inop­por­tune of times. It is a severe­ly under-diag­nosed and under-report­ed prob­lem that increas­es with age. It is twice as like­ly among females as males. “Pelvic floor exer­cis­es are one of the main treat­ments for female stress incon­ti­nence and are very effec­tive in pro­vid­ing symp­tom relief. …

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Small Group Therapeutic Pilates Classes

Ther­a­peu­tic Pilates ses­sions are offered in pri­vate or semi-pri­­vate class­es or in small groups of max­i­mum 4 peo­ple ! This class is open to every­one (no physi­cian refer­ral required) and focus­es on improv­ing strength, flex­i­bil­i­ty, mobil­i­ty, bal­ance and coor­di­na­tion, as well as spinal align­ment. It also strength­ens core mus­cles and …

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MAT PILATES VS REFORMER: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Writ­ten by Hol­ly Fur­ga­son  Many new­com­ers won­der if they should be rolling out a mat to do their Pilates, or strap­ping into a reformer — the equip­ment devel­oped by Pilates cre­ator Joseph Pilates. So what’s the dif­fer­ence between mat Pilates and reformer Pilates?  There are actu­al­ly sev­er­al. Work­ing against resis­tance is essen­tial to …

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Understanding your Measurements

Time to find out what you’re made of. If you can mea­sure it, you can man­age it! The def­i­n­i­tion of body com­po­si­tion is ‘the per­cent­ages of bone, fat, water and mus­cle in human bod­ies’. All these fac­tors can be mea­sured.  This page explains which mea­sure­ments there are, and how they …

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Diastasis recti

When I fin­ish explain­ing to women about abdom­i­nal sep­a­ra­tions, or Dias­ta­sis Rec­ti, there’s usu­al­ly a look of shock and hor­ror on their faces. “Will it ever go back togeth­er?” they ask wor­ried­ly. Let’s set it straight. Yes, it is pos­si­ble to heal a dias­ta­sis rec­ti — with con­sis­tent and focused …

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The Benefits Of Eating With Your Non-Dominant Hand

  Like you and every­one you’ve ever met, I love to eat.   It doesn’t seem to mat­ter if I’m prepar­ing the food or going out to din­ner, when that full, pris­tine plate looks up at me I expe­ri­ence a euphor­ic sense of antic­i­pa­tion. I have an entire meal ahead of …

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Three Reasons Professional Athletes Turn to Pilates

Pilates meets eight phys­i­cal per­for­mance fac­tors iden­ti­fied as impor­tant to ath­letes by coach­es and ath­let­ic train­ers—pos­ture, bal­ance, mobil­i­ty, flex­i­bil­i­ty, sta­bil­i­ty, coor­di­na­tion, func­tion­al strength and endurance. Any ath­lete will ben­e­fit by includ­ing Pilates in a week­ly train­ing rou­tine It’s all over the news. Pro ath­letes have dis­cov­ered what oth­ers have known …

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Mum and baby fitness lessons

Max­i­mum 4 mums Greek fol­lows Mum and baby fit­ness lessons are cre­at­ed for post­na­tal women who are ready to: Strength­en and tone abdom­i­nal mus­cles. Boost ener­gy lev­el. Relieve stress. Pro­mote bet­ter sleep. Don’t have any­one to leave baby with :). This is usu­al­ly 4 weeks after nat­ur­al birth and 6 weeks after a C-sec­­tion …

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TOTAL BARRE

Total Barre™ is a high-ener­­gy pro­gram that focus­es on strength, flex­i­bil­i­ty, sta­mi­na and dynam­ic sta­bil­i­ty by com­bin­ing ele­ments from Pilates, dance, car­dio and strength train­ing. Pro­gram­ming is dri­ven by music, which increas­es coor­di­na­tion, moti­va­tion and improved move­ment qual­i­ty. No pre­vi­ous expe­ri­ence in pilates or Balett need­ed. Each ses­sions is 60 min­utes long ‚inte­grates worm …

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