All too often we rush around and even when we’re not, our mind is whirring a thousand miles an hour! Learning to slow down has been a priority of mine for the past few years and here are the benefits I’ve noticed in my own life. Better Focus – Taking time to reset and recharge helps
I made this Gingerbread slice with orange cashew cream icing over the weekend, and it filled the house with delightful aromas. Put on some music and get baking. I bet you and your family will love it as much as we did. Here’s the recipe. 1 1/2 cups almond meal 1/2 cup coconut flour 1/2
No matter what your stage of life, having a healthy pelvic floor is essential!In Pilates, we often focus on the core, and this usually includes exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor.Pelvic floor strength will help stabilise the pelvis and support the organs of the lower abdominal, such as the bladder and uterus.Most of us have
I’ll let you in on a secret. The first time I decided to host a live online class, I was so nervous! The truth is, I didn’t sleep much the night before because I was so worried about how it would go. I was terrified that the tech wouldn’t work for me, (well, actually to
There’s nothing quite like that first quiet cup of tea in the morning! Camping this week, I was able to sit by this lake and soak it all in! The bird song was incredible, the lake changed colour every moment and the cool mountain air filled my lungs and soul. My message for
Studies have shown that one of the key factors in keeping our brain sharp and functioning well is to keep doing new things!
Often women put a lot of pressure on themselves when they set their expectations of their fitness goals. Of course, our intentions are admirable. We want to be the healthiest and best versions of ourselves we can. We want to be overflowing with motivation and not waiver from the course. But not living up to
I’m here in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado on holidays with my family. We have loved seeing the mountains and wildlife. Yesterday we went into the National Park, and were lucky to see an elk, a glimpse of a moose, chipmunks and squirrels. We were very high, actually 12 000 feet in altitude. We
Pain in your lower back? Pilates can help. Many of us have experienced pain the lower back at some time. I remember, when my kids were little, it was lifting the heavy pram in and out of the car, which would trigger pain. I have some simple exercises you can do to release your lower
If you’ve been thinking about booking in for a Pilates class, here are some examples of what to expect.
This short video will show you some beginner exercises and outline some of the language used to cue you and help you understand the purpose of the movements.
This Pilates class will help release tight shoulders and get the shoulders moving well. You will also work on your abdominals and core strength. Having a strong core will protect your back form injury and support a lovely posture. Remember to listen to your body and don’t move into any pain.
Children can benefit from Pilates exercises and classes. Teaching children about their bodies and how to move well, will set them up for a better understanding of how they use their bodies for sports and general life. Pilates will help develop confidence, flexibility, posture and strength in growing bodies.