Could exercise stop breast cancer coming back?

We all know that exercise, eating well and reducing our exposure to common oestrogen disrupting chemicals like parabens can reduce our risk of getting breast cancer. But if you are one of the unlucky 1 in 8 women in the UK who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, could you…

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Top 5 pre and post natal blog posts

Hello, This year is proving to be pretty awesome and as part of the fun I’ve been nominated for the What’s on 4 Little Ones Awards, in best Pre and Post Natal Activity Category. I’m so chuffed. I love what I do, from seeing new mums through pregnancy to getting…

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We aren’t vain we’re just trying to stay sane. How exercise helps the mind.

I like to lift weights. Heavy weights. It makes me feel great. For me, going to the gym, lifting weights and finishing off with perhaps a ten minute swim or sauna and a shower (in complete peace) is like switching a re-set button in my brain. I feel calm. I…

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When can I start running again after having a baby?

It is a question I get asked a lot by my post natal clients. When can I start running again? It’s a toughie. On one hand, I completely understand the need and want to get out running again. If you love being active, pregnancy can feel like a life sentence…

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6 ways to love your back

We know that for many, Pilates is a ‘go to’ class for back health. Pilates is brilliant for backs. We move it, strengthen the muscles around it, release the muscles around it and increase circulation and joint mobility … the list goes on. Although, as I’ve mentioned in previous posts,…

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Pelvic Floor Visualisations

Training your pelvic floor isn’t all about kegels, in fact it’s important to get these muscles working when you squat, reach or walk. Just as part of your workout. This podcast gives you some great visualisations to work on at home, to ensure you really know where and what you…

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Standing Pilates 1501

This short standing Pilates is great to do if you need a warm up, you don’t have much space or time but just want to pick yourself up. Joseph Pilates included lots of standing Pilates into his method and this standing Pilates warm-up will mobilise and ready your body for…

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It’s time we stopped ‘using’ Pilates and just did it?

In the world of Pilates we’ve got accustomed to ‘using’ Pilates exercises to help participants back to health following an injury, illness or pregnancy.  But by doing so, have we lost some of the flavour of what Pilates is really about? A workout. Physiotherapists often refer patients to me to…

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Three simple exercises which could predict early death

IF you’ve had your eyes on the health news recently you might have noticed the new study which has revealed three everyday exercises, could be a predictor of early death. According to the study published last week, grip strength, balance and squats are key indicators of early death. And guess what?…

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Headaches, push-ups and tennis elbow: The shoulder blade connection

THIS week, across all my classes, there’s a bit of a theme. Clue: They are behind you and you need them to move your arms. Anatomically speaking I’m referring to your scapulae, without the latin they are your shoulder blades. Any arm or shoulder movement is dependent on your shoulder…

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