Pilates


10 Productive Things To Do While You Are In Lock Down And/Or Self Isolating

10 Productive Things To Do While You Are In Lock Down And/Or Self Isolating

For your mental health – talk to others on the phone, Skype and Zoom. I had pre-dinner drinks with friends on Zoom this weekend! For your physical health – join an online Pilates class with me, Jane Haddow (jane@happybeing.co.uk) or yoga. It’s a great way to connect up with others and have some fun too.  If you would like to take part in online yoga...

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4 Misconceptions About Pilates

4 Misconceptions About Pilates

1. It’s All About The “Core” Pilates is all about the core but so much more, strengthening the muscle groups around your torso and abdominal area is important but stamina, mobility and flexibility are such a big part of each class too. Pilates is an all-rounder, working the upper body, lower body, arms, legs, the hip, shoulder, knee and ankle joints. It involves centring the...

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6 ways to avoid workout burnout

6 ways to avoid workout burnout

You might be pushing too hard. You might be expecting too much. Or you might just be bored out of your mind. Whatever the reason, mental and physical burnout is rapidly becoming a modern epidemic and it’s stressing a lot of us ou. While regular exercise such as Pilates is a proven antidote to work-induced stress, if you’re stretching your body too far or labouring...

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Sciatica: a pain in the bottom!

Sciatica: a pain in the bottom!

If you have ever suffered from sciatica (a pain caused by irritation and compression of the sciatic nerve) you will know it is a very uncomfortable feeling. At worst the pain can run through your lower back, pelvis, buttocks and all the way down your legs to your feet. This pain may manifest as tingling and numbness often worse when sitting for a long period...

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