Blog2021-04-29T16:49:28+09:30
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How Glutes work and why they are so important!

Goldisocks and the 3 Glutes 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 [...]

Core muscles and how Pilates can help

‘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, support and protect the spine. The health and movement benefits of strengthening core muscles and [...]

How to Recover from C-section

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 prepare myself for the life that lay ahead. My labour came on steadily at home [...]

Exercising with intention

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 class teaching correct technique and alignment. Jill is desperate to feel the benefits and doesn’t [...]

5 ways to alleviate back pain

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 can be physically and psychologically harmful. My relationship with back pain is long and tiring. [...]

Bali dreaming

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 head space. Her energy enjoys me to sit and reflect, to soak up my surrounds [...]

The true cost of Pilates

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 completed a Diploma in their field which consists of approx. 700 hours of study before [...]

The healing power of plants

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 for continued abundant health I have found doTERRA. I started using these oils seriously about [...]

Beyond the baby bump

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 should all be in awe of the body's ability and cause. So, it always astounds [...]

Tis the season to reflect

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. Be true to yourself Just because it’s the silly season, it doesn’t mean you have [...]

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