Restore Your Core & Pelvic Floor

Are you aware that there are different types of Stress Incontinence?   Stress Incontinence This tends to happen when physical activity or movements such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, running or lifting heavy weights puts pressure on your bladder leading to that accidental leak moment.  If there is not enough strength from the pelvic floor muscles…

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Move Beyond the January Blues with Pilates and Yoga

Move Beyond Blue Monday with Pilates and Yoga Pilates and Yoga can help unwind, relax, sleep better & reduce stress levels.  The art of slowing down your breathing, movements & finding awareness within your body will help. STRESS REDUCTION- sometimes we need to simply take time for ourselves, relax or learning to use simple tools…

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Mat V Reformer

Machine versus Mat There is evidence that Pilates improves core strength, flexibility, mobility, balance & muscle tone, however which method is best, Mat or Reformer?   Which should I choose? Both are beneficial to building your core strength & toning your muscles as they train you to initiate the movements from your body’s powerhouse (your…

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From Sole to Spine

As we transition from summer to autumn our footwear changes and the change in season can affect our movement and posture and therefore how we use our feet. From Sole to Spine Do you suffer with back problems, hip issues, knee pain & tightening of the neck? If one or more of the above rings…

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Do you have a healthy mind set?

September can be a chaotic time for many with start of a new academic year, education resumes, routines change and adaptation is required. This can be overwhelming if our mindset is not tuned in. A healthy mind-set combines awareness, focus & resiliency.  Achieving a strong mind set will embrace positive intentions rather than negative thoughts…

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The Power Of The Pelvis

-When we move, the muscles are activated in a certain order/pattern.  If this pattern is faulty, we can often still perform the movement but it is likely to place undue stress on the body. -The spine is a key structure within the body as it needs mobility to enable trunk movement but it also provides…

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Pilates for Runners

How can Pilates complement your running? It provides a full-body workout at a low-impact level. Pilates focuses upon three fundamentals: Alignment, this relates to the positioning of the body from a bone perspective. Once the bones are aligned the joints are in more of an optimal position to create efficient movement as the muscles can…

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Hydration

If you neglect your hydration now is an ideal time to shift your focus. Often when we are hungry we are lacking fluids therefore staying adequately hydrated can benefit our nutrition. The exact amount of water we need will depend upon our weight body and the level of physical activity we do. Aim for 2-3L…

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Mens Health Week: Mind and Body Connection

Covid-19 has had a huge impact on Mens Health not only physically but also mentally. This year there is a ‘can do challenge’ with the five days of the week and five ways to wellbeing that have been scientifically proven: Connect – connect with other people (eg. call an old friend you haven’t since before…

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