Pilates Tips for Gardening

Pilates Tips for Gardening

I’ve been hearing from lots of my Pilates class members that they have been spending time outside gardening over the last few weeks. A little pottering around the garden can be a good workout and a chance to unwind, relax and have some time to yourself. However...
You are what you eat

You are what you eat

It’s true, you are what you eat! Your body is constantly repairing, healing and rebuilding it’s cells. Its the nutrients from the food that you eat that form the structure and function of your bones, joints, skin, hair muscles, digestive system and brain....
Easy Way to Feel Calmer

Easy Way to Feel Calmer

I’ve been going to a mindfulness meditation class for the last couple of weeks. Thankfully we haven’t had to sit on the floor, crossed legged and chanting for hours at a time. Instead it’s been really interesting learning various techniques to help...
Why bother improving your posture?

Why bother improving your posture?

Many people start a Pilates class in order to improve their posture. We know that slouching in a chair, hunched shoulders and wearing high heels all day can affect posture but why is it important to have good posture? Here are 5 reasons to have good posture: Reduced...
Spikey Balls & Fascia

Spikey Balls & Fascia

We often use spikey balls in my Pilates classes to release tension in the body and help us to move more easily. It’s an easy tool to use and many of my class members like noticing the immediate effects…..even if there are some moans and groans whilst using...
How good is your balance?

How good is your balance?

Improving balance and being more steady on your feet is just one of the ways Pilates can help you. In my classes we practice standing exercises every week, many of which challenge balance whatever your ability or age. Here is a way to measure your balance. It’s...