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Browse our wonderful health and wellness blog posts written by our team of exercise and wellness experts for you. Because we want to help you live the life you always wanted – healthy & happy! 

Why chose a Private Pilates Session?

Why chose a Private Pilates Session?

Pilates focuses on the development of core strength, stability, posture and body awareness. It is low impact, with limited cardio and is suitable for nearly anyone including professional sports people, seniors, pre and post-natal and those undertaking physical rehabilitation as recommended by a doctor. It’s also a great option if you just want to look good in your swimmers!  Pilates is focused on posture and alignment and often it may only be a small movement between doing an exercise right (and therefore effectively) or incorrectly and risking injury. Many studios offer Private or Semi-Private Sessions to supplement regular Pilates or fitness training, it’s a proven way to improve your Pilates techniques and increase confidence and knowledge during these intimate sessions.

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Stay Well Hydrated

Stay Well Hydrated

Water drives all the chemical reactions that create and nurture life so stay well hydrated. So many of us are so disconnected and so “busy” that we fail to notice symptoms of dehydration. It may interest you that a dry mouth is actually one of the last symptoms of dehydration. We live in a self inflicted dehydrated society that accepts caffeinated drinks, sports drinks, alcohol, and juices as a method of rehydration.

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Keeping Active at Work

Keeping Active at Work

Do you find it difficult to exercise during work hours, because you’re always too busy? I believe you can make time for anything you feel is truly worthwhile if the benefit out ways the cost. When you’re working, exercise is a great way to get fresh air, clear the head and pump the body full of good hormones, so you function at your peak and communicate better with your customers and colleagues.

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What is Dry Needling and how does it work?

What is Dry Needling and how does it work?

Dry Needling also known as ‘musculoskeletal acupuncture’ and ‘Sports Acupuncture’ is a therapy which involves a very thin needle inserted through the skin to stimulate a trigger point or ‘knot’ within a muscle. Despite its scary-sounding name, Dry Needling is safe and is getting very good results in the hands of skilled practitioners.

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Barre Box – are you ready to sweat?

Barre Box – are you ready to sweat?

Looking for something new to lift your fitness levels that will make you break a sweat whilst grinning ear to ear? Barre Box is a high intensity workout combining the best of all things we love most, from standing Pilates work, short cardio boxing intervals, to dance moves all in a ballet class! Punch your way through cardio intervals and take a jab at non-traditional dance and core movements with this 50 minute cardio Barre Boxing workout.

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Yoga today, benefits tomorrow

Yoga today, benefits tomorrow

Yoga is hugely popular around the world today, yet until now little has been known of its origins. Western intellectuals “discovered” yoga at the end of the nineteenth and it has since been deeply influenced by Western spiritual and religious ideas, representing in many respects a radical break from the grass-roots yoga extraction of India.

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How quieting the mind with Yoga helps children

How quieting the mind with Yoga helps children

I first found yoga and meditation whilst living and travelling through Europe in my 20’s. As soon as I took my first Body Balance (mix of Tai Chi, Yoga and Pilates) I was hooked! I used my time overseas to immerse myself in the practice and attended yoga festivals and retreats across the UK. At first I just enjoyed my own personal practice, but soon began to think that everyone should be practicing yoga to experience the ease and calm it can bring to your daily life. One summer’s day when I was in Glastonbury, the spiritual heart of the UK – I had a lightbulb moment – why is this sense of ease and calm just limited to adults, yoga should be taught from a young age to help children better navigate their way into adulthood.

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The Benefits of Hyper Core Pilates Class – Low Pressure Fitness

The Benefits of Hyper Core Pilates Class – Low Pressure Fitness

We are introducing a New Class at Active Mind Body called, Hyper Core Pilates – Low Pressure Fitness

Hyper Core Pilates -Low Pressure Fitness (LPF) is a holistic approach to core and posture training that focuses on training the involuntary function of the core and pelvic floor. This helps to:

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Injured? Give Pilates a try

Injured? Give Pilates a try

Whether you’ve had a chronic injury for years or have a twinge from your last workout, injuries are painful, frustrating and often restrict your participation in the things you love doing. We want to make our classes accessible to EVERYONE!

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Beautiful Broth

Beautiful Broth

I highly recommend you make yourself big batch of broth and use this practice as part of your healthy eating regime.

There are so many benefits to broth, you’ll find you have a stronger immune system so less colds and flu’s when regularly consuming it.

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What music can do for exercise!

What music can do for exercise!

We love music, all types of music. We love how it can make or break a complicated situation, bring people closer together, bring out emotions you didn’t know were there. But what we love the most, is what it can do for an exercise program. Be it weights, cardiovascular or the two combined.

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What are the benefits of a steam room?

What are the benefits of a steam room?

Benefits Although there are many reports of sauna-like units used in various foreign countries in the past, one of the most famous countries for developing this heat therapy was Finland. And are still used for various therapeutic benefits in many countries across the world. They are also places to enjoy social interaction.

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Buns of Steel

Buns of Steel

Our inspiration to write this article was due to the increasing amount of lower back pain in fit and healthy clients. Sure we all want to have buns of steel because it looks good, but it’s also an important aspect to making sure you body is functioning well and balanced.

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Shining the light on 3 BIG Fitness Myths

Shining the light on 3 BIG Fitness Myths

Shining the light on 3 BIG Fitness Myths. In the world of fitness, myths and half-truths are a bound. We have been clouded with mountains of bad advice over the years. And if you are like most people, sifting through the information can seem all too hard. Here’s some of the loudest and most misunderstood advice that could be slowing down your fitness progress, and what you should do instead –

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Are you too Busy Making a Living to exercise?

Are you too Busy Making a Living to exercise?

Are you too Busy Making a Living to exercise? The term stress is thrown around a lot these days and it’s inextricably linked to our modern day epidemic of Busy – ness. Once where the standard greeting might have been lovely weather, isn’t it?

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