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Core muscles and how Pilates can help

2021-02-10T10:21:54+09:3026/01/2019|Exercise, Pilates, Your Body|

‘Strengthen your core’ is a common recommendation from exercise professionals, physical therapists, doctors, surgeons and researchers, for an array physical concerns [1, 2]. It’s also a catch phrase for many exercise programs. But what does it mean? It refers to specific core muscles of the body that essentially work to stabilise, [...]

How to Recover from C-section

2021-02-10T10:16:23+09:3021/01/2019|Healing, Post Natal|

As a Pilates instructor I just assumed that I would have the ideal birth. I looked after my pregnant body with daily exercise and meditation and I nourished myself from the garden. I hired a Doula to act as my spokesperson and I took the last 3 months off work to [...]

Exercising with intention

2021-02-10T10:30:40+09:3018/09/2018|Exercise|

Stuck in an exercise rut? "I am exercising as hard as I can so why am I not getting stronger, faster, better?" This is a common one. A new client starts with us and joins the group classes. Let's call them Jill. We have 3 very distinct levels, with the Intro [...]

5 ways to alleviate back pain

2021-02-10T16:31:27+09:3007/09/2018|Healing, Your Body|

8 out of 10 people will experience back pain in the next 12 months. The stats are staggering and as one of those statistics, I know first hand how debilitating pain can be. It slows you down, prevents you from having fun, makes it hard to put your undies on and [...]

Bali dreaming

2021-02-10T10:33:22+09:3023/05/2018|Self Care|

I come to Bali to heal. I feel the process begin before I arrive, in the lead up to our trip. It happens every time, and it is marked by the chaos that builds as we prepare to leave everything behind, if only for a week or two. Bali gives me [...]

The true cost of Pilates

2021-02-10T10:36:58+09:3030/03/2018|Pilates, Self Care|

Pilates is the in thing when it comes to fancy exercise options. Similar to the 'organic' food movement, Pilates is on everyones radar and most peoples wish list but it's not within everyones price range. The reason for this is simple. A fully qualified instructor, as recognised by industry standard has [...]

The healing power of plants

2021-04-13T15:46:19+09:3027/12/2017|Healing|

I love nature, I always have had a huge respect for her and I know she is the power within all of us. Working with nature to heal and to grow make complete sense to me and its the first place I look when I am in need. In my quest [...]

Beyond the baby bump

2021-02-10T11:21:59+09:3005/12/2017|Post Natal|

The pregnant woman is an amazing being. She grows a human inside her very own body. From 2 cells divided, a baby will be born in no more than 9 months. This is the most wonderful feat of every living being, to produce another of its kind, and for that we [...]

Tis the season to reflect

2021-02-10T11:25:35+09:3023/11/2017|Pilates, Self Care|

Whatever Christmas means to you, for most of us it's a time for reflection, for friends and family. This time of year always encourages me to reflect. And these are some of the things that come to mind when I start to put up the decorations and prepare for down time. [...]

Pilates for fitness

2021-02-10T11:28:35+09:3019/10/2016|Exercise, Pilates|

Whilst many of our clients come to us for pain and injury management, Pilates is also an awesome way to gain and maintain fitness. Working on the spring loaded machines means that even in a group class we can cater to the individuals goals. Pilates machines are known to develop long, [...]

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