Category Archive for "Exercise"

Is your pregnancy a pain in the butt?

The process of a growing a human inside you can cause many weird and wonderful things to happen to your body. Increased weight, a change in your posture and some pretty significant hormonal changes can mean that a few twinges

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Mat vs Reformer Pilates – what’s the difference?

We know that Pilates is one of those ‘all rounders’ when it comes to exercise. It’s great for building strength and stability, for improving flexibility, balance and mobility and also offers the added bonus of challenging the brain<->body connection. One

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Are gym classes safe?

Whether we do it or not, we know that regular exercise makes us happier and healthier people. Gyms and fitness centres have been reaping the benefits of our increased focus on health and wellbeing. It makes sense because forming a

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Should you be able to touch your toes?

Touching your toes is often seen as some sort of reflection of how athletic / fit / sporty you are. I’ve noticed people are either very proud when they can touch their toes, or they seem a little embarrassed when they

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How long does it take to strengthen my muscles?

When I am helping someone to recover from an injury or to improve their strength, I am often asked “how long will it take for my strength to improve”? The answer to this question depends largely on why (and whether)

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3 reasons you didn’t like Pilates (and why you should give it another go!)

Word is well and truly out that Pilates is good for us. It offers so many benefits, from improved strength & flexibility to enhanced coordination, body awareness and posture. So why isn’t everyone doing it? Well sometimes just knowing something is good

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When can I run after having a baby?

When I was pregnant with my first, I used to get insanely jealous whenever I would see someone running. It’s not that I was a big runner before pregnancy, but for some reason watching someone do something that I couldn’t turned

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Should I crack my own back?

Cracking your knuckles / back / neck (or whatever tickles your fancy) can feel oh so good. But is it any good for you or should you be avoiding it all together? What happens when you crack a joint? Self-manipulating

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5 exercises new mums should avoid!

Bootcamps and group fitness is all the rage. Especially for new mums keen to get their pre-baby bodies back. On a walk through the park the other day I saw THREE different group fitness classes filled with new mums. I

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