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Why Pilates works: Part 1

Why Pilates works: Part 1

Pilates is highly regarded as a way of clinically keeping the body healthy, reducing injury, and rehabilitating from injury too. The evidence supporting the use of Pilates in these ways is profound and covers a huge range of conditions from back and neck pain, to...

The effects of Pilates on stress

The effects of Pilates on stress

We all deal with stress of a varying degree. Light stresses that occur every day such as getting out the house on time and meeting deadlines, and we will all experience bigger stresses at some stage too. This current situation is proving a wave of constant uncertainty...

Being Ready for 2021

Being Ready for 2021

I think I speak for everyone when I say I am SO ready for 2021 to commence. 2020 has brought some of the hardest challenges any of us have faced, and some are still very much on-going. As we navigate our way in to the new normal of life in 2021, the year of...

Therapeutic Yoga

Therapeutic Yoga

I started doing yoga around the year 2013 after moving to a new village and finding a great class to join. I was instantly hooked! It was the perfect mix of strengthening exercises, flexibility, and a sprinkle of mindfulness, and I found it complimented my Pilates...

Christmas Gift Guide!

Christmas Gift Guide!

A little late on the delivery of this, but here is my Freshly Centered round up of Christmas gift ideas for 2020! For the fitness enthusiast/health conscious/wellbeing type of person in your life. AKA my ideal Wish List! (Whilst there may be some affiliate links here,...

Taking a break

Taking a break

If you stop by here regularly you may have noticed I’ve been absent from the blog for a couple of months. I think for the first time in my career I have just experienced a burn out. 2020 has been a surreal year for everyone without a doubt and I think “Covid fatigue”...

The process behind “The Postnatal Pilates Guide”

The process behind “The Postnatal Pilates Guide”

It is finally here! After 10 months of very hard work I published The Postnatal Pilates Guide! This has been in the works for a very long time and so I wanted to give you the behind the scenes tour of the process! Way back before it even began I started working in...

National Fitness Day

National Fitness Day

This week it was National Fitness Day (23rd Sep). This marks a day in the calendar to celebrate all the ways in which movement makes us feel good and benefits our health. I previously wrote about how Pilates benefits your health here, this included how Pilates can...

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