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Non-specific low back pain

Non-specific low back pain

Non-specific low back pain refers to low back pain without a specific explanation or structural damage source. It can affect up to 80% of the population and can alter quality of life. So how can the back get so painful without a proper injury? There are many...

Home teaching tips!

Home teaching tips!

We are almost a year in to the whole working from home situation that 2020 threw upon us urgently and what a learning curve it has been for Pilates/Yoga teachers and those teaching from home! I previously wrote about My business during the pandemic here, and for a...

Why Planning Well Equals Success

Why Planning Well Equals Success

2021 may seem the unlikely year to get ahead with my diary/organisation and planning ahead strategies since we are still unable to plan much in advance. However recent changes I have made have already made such a difference so I thought I’d share them after receiving...

Why Pilates works: Part 2

Why Pilates works: Part 2

Following on from Part 1 of Why Pilates Works last week, we are going to discuss how Pilates actually came about, as well as a few key principles that we use in class so that you know WHY we talk about these things so much and why they are so relevant to Pilates! I...

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...