Category Archives: Core

Core Training for Body Efficiency

If you take part in regular exercise it may not mean you are an athlete, but that is not to say that a lot of the advice given to athletes isn’t also relevant to you. Proper, consistent core training helps …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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” exercise routine every month. So this must be …

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