‘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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So This is Christmas. And What Have We Done?

It’s time for a little 2016 retrospective. Just what has the Fit School team achieved in 2016, in numbers? 1 charity marathon fitness day (Gina Morris’ next one is scheduled for 4th February, all welcome). 1 online Pilates programme – released in July. 1 article in the Guardian. 1 column…

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The Ultimate Fitness Christmas Gift Guide

This fitness gift guide could best be described as a festive favour. I’ve polled our members, searched online, researched and shopped and have come up with the ultimate gift list guide for a fit 2017. Print this out and put a star against the ones you want or just share it…

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Hey You! You’re Doing Great.

Hey you – struggling with your business, parenting, your fitness, your [fill in the gap], this is a shout out from me, to you, to say: YOU’RE DOING GREAT! If you aren’t one for unbridled encouragement, switch browser windows now. If you possess that rare gift of unwavering resilience, you…

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