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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...

How to exercise-proof your hair

How to exercise-proof your hair

If you are working out and generating some body heat, chances are you’ll build up a sweat during your exercise session! But post-workout hair is nothing to be desired and even if you are lucky enough to escape the frizz, the sweat production can damage your hair over...

14 day Autumn Pilates Plan

14 day Autumn Pilates Plan

To kick off the start of Autumn I have designed a 14 Day Pilates Plan for you! September can often be a hard time to stick to a plan, you're not "getting ready for Summer" and we are not getting used to "working out at home in lockdown", although the opening of the...

5 top tips for tight hip flexors

5 top tips for tight hip flexors

Tight hip flexors is a common issue with prolonged sitting and can lead to discomfort and poor posture. Here is Part 2 of the Posture Series, a series designed to help those working from home right now, or anyone who has a desk-based job! You can catch up on Part 1...

Muscle activation exercises at your desk

Muscle activation exercises at your desk

Welcome to a new mini series on posture! Especially important for those who work or spend time at a desk! Sitting at our desks for longer periods has certainly become normal over the past few months, and with many of us working from home at dining tables, coffee...

How to snack healthy

How to snack healthy

Healthy eating is something the majority of people strive for and feel good about doing so, however with the surreal changes that Covid-19 has enforced upon us; anxiety and stress levels may be higher than normal.   Increased stress and anxiety can see us reaching for...

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