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State of Mind – Still Busy

Since the last blog State of mind 2 fast I have taken the time to find solutions to slow down my life, be more efficient, less tired and have more time.  Impossible – right? well apparently not,  actually there are people out there who live like that ;). I spoke to folks around me, reached out to […]

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Pilates Matwork Repertoire – The Hundred

The Hundred exercise in Pilates got its name because you hold the exercise for 100 counts.  In classical Pilates matwork repertoire you start your session with The Hundred to warm up, get your breathing strong and your blood oxygenated.  It strengthens your abdominals, develops trunk stabilisation and stimulates coordination. Point of caution: Work at your own pace and if […]

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My Journey from Pilates Teacher to Studio Owner

The thing about changing career midlife is that, usually, it will be to something you love.  That is exactly what happened to me, at the age of 35.  I gave up managing restaurants and retrained as a Pilates Teacher.  For the first time I found my niche.  Of course, when one’s dream comes true another […]

KNOW YOUR PILATES

KNOW YOUR PILATES

Do you know how many types of pilates are out there…? No? To be entirely honest,  neither do I, but there are many. For starters, searching through the internet and posting questions on Facebook I found several mutations of Pilates, either starting with pil- or ending with -lates, my favourite being ‘dogilates’ for dogs!  The […]

THINK, BREATHE AND SLEEP PILATES – BUT WHY?

THINK, BREATHE AND SLEEP PILATES – BUT WHY? Interestingly enough Pilates, or as it was originally called Contrology, was meant to be a life style not just a form of exercise.  Through series of exercises one would develop a personal discipline which would spread a positive effect across one’s life, work and health.  In reality, […]