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06
APR
2017

Put your bare foot forward!

Have you ever wondered what you should wear on your feet for your Pilatess class? In my blog this month I will try to explain why the correct answer is nothing! (If you prefer for reasons of hygiene, or just to keep your feet warm in the studio non slip socks are also...
28
OCT
2016

Spot Reduction – Why this fat reducing theory is false

I had a request this week to blog about losing fat around the thighs and stomach.  That makes perfect sense and believe me I wish this blog could explain how to target those troublesome areas. I apologise in advance for the disappointing news that follows! What is Spot Reduction?...
03
JUN
2016

Walking – Fun, Free & Joint-Friendly

The new workout for body & mind? Absolutely. The benefits of walking are well documented but some are less obvious than others.  Did you know that it can help improve your memory? You may never have to wonder where you parked your car again! There is a great calorie burn...
29
APR
2016

The Pelvic Floor Mystery

I recently attended a Pelvic Floor workshop run by an amazing lady called Jenny Burrell of Burrelleducation.  This month’s blog is largely made up of her slides and pictures with a running commentary from me.  I felt this information was too valuable not to share and if you...
08
MAR
2016

Happy to ‘engage’ it but what exactly is my ‘core’?!

If you attend any of my fitness classes or see me as personal trainer  you are bound to come across the term “core.”  Personal trainers and Physiotherapists often advise core-strengthening exercises, articles in fitness magazines describe a new “core”...
10
JUN
2015

The Importance Of Posture

I have recently seen a few clients who have been struggling with some elements of the fitness classes.  I wanted to identify what was causing the difficulty and offer help and advice so that they could get the most from their efforts. Without exception each person I saw had poor...
23
MAR
2015

Stretching – How and When

As with most topics involving the human body, constant research means that the advice we are given is continually being updated and therefore changing.  Frustrating? Agreed, but when the new advice is based on medical research it simply should not be ignored. Stretching can...
05
NOV
2014

Abdominal Exercises

No exercise is a waste of time, it all depends on what results you want to see. Crunches have been targeted recently because they only work the muscles located on the front of your stomach which are often covered with a thin (or thick) layer of fat so you are unlikely to be able...