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Stretches for the lower back and hips

Day-to-day everyone (or most of us!) comment at some point about a sore lower back, a back stiffness or a hip stiffness, or just being generally stiff! We need to regularly stretch our body and constantly change these positions. If you spend all day sitting, or even...

Water for better body function!

Water- why is it so important? When you feel thirsty you are already dehydrated. Your body is 60% water so it is not surprising that you need to replenish these stores regularly! The feeling of thirst is your brain telling you that it is already depleted of fluids and...

Questions Answered! By a Pilates Teacher

Your questions answered! I receive many questions about general Pilates, the exercises, and general fitness queries when I am teaching and just as many via email! So I've decided to create a theme to answer your questions on a regular basis! Not found your answer...

Motivating Mindset and The Pilates 100 (free workout!)

There are some days where we just don't feel like going for that run or going to your fitness session, or maybe you don't go at all? But when you complete your workout when have you ever said "well that was a bad idea"- Never! This lack of motivation is all in the...

Friday Fun- Pilates challenge

Another Pilates motivator for the weekend!  Do you do more exercise or less at the weekend? This weekend whichever option you choose, try to include a few minutes of Pilates! A few minutes is all it takes to engage the core, re-align the body and create strength....

Pre-run preparation

This morning was an amazing run. I ran a regular running route that I do but the sun was out, I was on a long weekend off work and just relaxed and at peace. It's amazing how your mood pre-run can influence the actual run. How do you prepare for your run? Today I just...

Friday Fun! Stay strong!

It's finally Friday again! And I really have a Friday feeling this week! Lots of plans to get out on my bike and get running after a few weeks being busy away with work. Cardio is important, especially as I am hoping to start training for my first duathlon, BUT...

Sunday fresh tips for vitality

It's Sunday! Often our day to take things a little easier, enjoy the rest day and have less scheduled plans. Your body still needs some essential ingredients for creating a healthy body and a healthy mind! Their really easy to achieve and should be your focus every...

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