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How do I improve my mental health?

Your mental health affects every area of your life.  People who are mentally healthy are happy with their life, look forward to the future, enjoy relationships, are able to adapt to change and have the ability to bounce back from challenging situations....

What are the benefits of Pilates?

Perhaps the best place to start is by saying that Pilates is accessible to everyone. Your age, your level of fitness or health issues are not barriers to enjoying the benefits of Pilates. Pilates provides a low impact work out, which is effective at strengthening...

Quick Pilates exercises at your desk

It is estimated that a third of UK adults suffer from lower back pain. With the recent increase in people working from home, it is no surprise that the numbers are on the rise. Try our 8 recommended exercises that you can do throughout the...

February Step Challenge results are in!

Well done to everyone who took part in our our 'February Step Challenge'! We would like to say a huge thank you to those of you who shared you progress and weekly updates on our Facebook social group. Your positivity and commitment helped your fellow members of...

Core strength

Core strength is fundamental for the health of your spine. Strengthening your core muscles, the transverse abdominis in particular, will increase support for your spine, improve back mobility, reduce stiffness and pain, and basically allows the spine to perform at its best.  Learn and practice...

Is walking the most underrated form of exercise?

Health and fitness professionals often recommend walking as it helps to improve levels of physical fitness, mental health and wellbeing. Walking is a simple low impact exercise that can be easily fitted into your daily routine. Everyone can benefit from walking, regardless of their age, any...

Standing stretches for runners

Stretching after your run or walk is important in order to maintain a wide range of movement within your body. It brings many benefits which include injury prevention, reducing pain and stiffness in addition to improving performance. Learn and practice our recommended 6 standing stretches...

Is it better to exercise little and often?

Most of us know the benefits of exercise, from improving energy, sleep, mood and health, to reducing anxiety, stress and depression. However, we also lead busy and hectic lives and we struggle to imagine how we can fit an exercise plan into our precious time....

How can I keep my New Year resolutions?

The festive holiday period is often a time associated with overindulgence and relaxation but with this often comes a sense of guilt and even regret as our bodies ultimately pay the price. It’s important to point out that nobody is immune to the many temptations...

7 Pilates stretches to do before bed

Including Pilates stretches in your bedtime routine will not only help you to achieve a better quality night's sleep, it will also help to improve your posture by resetting your alignment as well as reducing pain and discomfort when you wake.  Gentle stretching before bed...