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My Retreat is actually Your Retreat

Historically Retreats used to be purely for the very spiritual and religious or a self-indulgent luxury afforded only by the rich and famous, and as a result many of us would not have thought a Retreat was appropriate for us!? Luckily this is no longer the case, Retreats are fab, I love them and feel…

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What is Social Prescribing and can I help?

I’ve had 30 amazing years in nursing and came off the register last month to pursue my Pilates career full time. In those years I’ve experienced a wide and varied range of health care interventions and initiatives as you can imagine, and Social Prescribing stands out for me as the most inclusive, cost effective, achievable…

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Use it or lose it!!!

I’m writing this very quick blog in response to a conversation I had with a really lovely lady I bump into fairly regularly. She does a physical job and she made a throw away comment that she’d love to give it a go but if she got down on the mat she knew she wouldn’t…

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Osteoporosis – is there anything I should know?

I’ve written this blog to help some of my clients understand why I run a specific Bone Health class and choose to teach certain exercises whilst completely omitting other exercises (that may have been favourited by some more experienced Pilates fans) from my general classes. I’ve linked in a variety of references which you can…

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Should I be doing Pilates homework?

The real question should be – can my one hour weekly Pilates session sort me out? – and the honest answer is NO not as much as you’d like. Have a read of this short article – it’s brief! And she’s right – a Pilates class once a week, no matter how good your teacher…

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STRESS – Musings of a Pilates teacher

I would imagine all of us have been ‘stressed’ at one point or another, whether that’s from situations which put us under pressure (aka external stressors), our unique response to dealing with these situations or in a lot of cases – both! Some stress can be motivating and makes us feel alert (probably the adrenaline)…

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What actually IS Pilates ?

Joseph H. Pilates started to develop an exercise regime in the 1920’s to help him recover from  childhood illnesses. He became fascinated by the power of the body to heal itself believing that bad posture, a modern lifestyle and in-efficient breathing led to poor health – OMG how he would freak out if he were…

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