Articles for "Learning"

Pilates for Heart Health

27 Feb 2019 | Exercise, Healing, Learning, Pain Management, Pilates, Selfcare, Training

Pilates for Heart Health

February – the month when everyone’s hearts are a flutter with roses and chocolates and vows of true love (or possibly feeling like it’s been run over by a stampede of elephants then left to die and wither alone). Either way it is a wonderful time to raise issues of heart health to ensure this year’s Valentines are in fact fluttering from romance (or lack of it) and not from an underlying cardiac condition or on the brink of a myocardial infarction.

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How Glutes work and why they are so important!

26 Feb 2019 | Exercise, Healing, Learning, Pain Management, Pilates, Selfcare, Training

How Glutes work and why they are so important!

My clients know my love affair with good strong glutes and how much the ‘I found them’ face in a particular Pilates exercise makes my day. Besides keeping their butts toned and strong, and filling up the back of their pants, this work also helps them to stand, walk and run in the best way they can. It also means that the numerous joints above and below have a better chance at working optimally; preventing poor movement, pain and injury.

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Knowledge is life

20 Apr 2015 | Learning

Knowledge is life

Learning is the epitome of living. Every day I take home something new from a client, a fellow instructor or from movement patterns I realize in my own body.

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Let's start at the beginning

19 Jan 2015 | Learning, Pilates

Let's start at the beginning

Starting something new can be daunting. I remember when I attended my first Pilates class. My background in sport and fitness meant that I was used to being good at my pursuits. I was also used to pushing through the pain. That's normal right? No pain, no gain.

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