Fit School’s Last Minute Fitness Christmas Gift Guide

Last minute fitness christmas gift guide fit school essex epping fitness pilates Ho ho ho! It’s that time of year when our Fit School community are running to the shops to buy their last minute Christmas gifts. But who is shopping for them? If you are fit (or would like…

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7 of the Best Free Fitness Christmas Gifts

Free fitness christmas gifts fit school essex epping fitness pilates We know our Fit School team love a bit of retail therapy. It’s a fact that nothing will get that class or run around Epping on your schedule quicker than some spangly new leggings. And if you want a last…

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Fit School Interview: The Truth about Life with Breast Cancer, Mary Huckle

I first met Mary Huckle in 2016. We were introduced by the director of Fitpro (the UK’s largest fitness industry training provider) and asked to speak on a panel at a national fitness conference. Mary spoke eloquently about her experiences of surviving and subsequently living with breast cancer. It was…

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‘I’m too weak for Pilates’ and 11 other beginner myths busted.

In my 15 years of teaching fitness, mainly Pilates in and around London and Epping I have always loved encouraging beginners into class and into the Fit School fold. I especially love seeing them transformed from nervous newbies to raving fans. Experience has taught me however that beginners are some…

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Could You Find Happiness in 30 Minutes?

Yesterday a client sent me a lovely message, direct from her holidays, to say how being more active had brought new found happiness. How she had felt comfortable getting involved in running races and being active with her kids whilst on holiday in a way she had never felt before.…

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10 Reasons to Attend Fitness Events Outside of Your Regular Class

Whether it’s fitness events, a workshops or a retreat, stepping out from your regular class routine can have a really positive impact on your fitness and wellbeing. Chris and I have been running Fit School for four years now in Epping. Before that we were teaching classes and training in…

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Why I Want You to Care About Your Psoas

Your psoas is an amazing muscle which is fundamental to free movement, strength and wellbeing but our lifestyles are screwing it up. Back in the 90s and 00s it was all about core stability and your transversus abdominis (TVA). We taught about layers of abdominal muscle and how strengthening them…

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Sticky Slo Cooker Chicken and Gravy Pie

Chicken pie. There’s something so very right and very comforting about it. It’s a firm favourite in our family. My pie making even pre dates our marriage. Chicken and bacon pie has always been a favourite of Chris’. He’s been known to take an entire pie to training courses (Desperate…

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5 Things You Need to Know to Be a Successful Pilates Instructor

If you love Pilates and you’re struggling with corporate life or looking for a career change, changing it all to become a Pilates instructor can seem like the answer to all your worries.  A job you are passionate about, at times which are convenient to you and your family and…

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5 Tips to Help You Master Breathing in Pilates

It’s a common complaint: “Karen, I’m getting the breathing all wrong.” “Before any real benefit can be derived from physical exercises, one must first learn to breath properly. Our very life depends on it.” [Joseph Pilates] If you’ve ever wondered how you are supposed to breathe in Pilates, or why,…

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