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Power of the Pose: Plank

Power of the Pose: Plank

PLANK POSE Love it or hate it, this pose is incredibly effective. Here are 4 good reasons why you should include Plank in your daily exercise regime. (1) Builds core strength safely Planks are an incredibly effective way to strengthen and tone the core muscle group of...

Side Plank

Side Plank

Side Plank can be a challenge but here are a few reasons why your body loves it: 1. Core strength and stablisization. Not only is this a strong workout for the transversus abdominis you are also targeting the glutes and obliques. Ensure hips stay stacked and avoid...

Flex Body @ Work

Flex Body @ Work

Building a strong, committed, healthy team to secure your company’s future The workplace has certainly changed over the past 18 months, in a way we could not have foreseen. Where previously we enjoyed a centralised, communal location for employees we now have remote...

The Power of the Pose: Down Dog

The Power of the Pose: Down Dog

Downward Facing Dog (or Down Dog) is one of the most common yoga poses which has found its way into Pilates, Barre and general exercise classes.  But what is it actually doing for your body? Bone health: While it may not appear difficult, this pose actually requires...

Getting back into Exercise

Getting back into Exercise

Has it been a while since you last exercised? No problem… whether you’re now ready to get back into it after an injury, illness, a run of late nights at work or festive season nights out, you’re likely to be a little apprehensive about taking that first step back...

5 Good Reasons to Improve Your Posture

5 Good Reasons to Improve Your Posture

We're all aware of good posture, whether from school days where we are told to sit up straight and stop slouching or sore shoulders from long hours in front of computer screens. Here are 5 good reasons why posture is important: 1. Your body will work efficiently. The...

Stand Tall: 4 Top Tips to Better Posture

Stand Tall: 4 Top Tips to Better Posture

Not only will better posture give you a couple of added centimetres, you’ll feel more confident and aligned, both physically and mentally. Stretch:  Tight muscles and joints hinder good posture. Include a good chest opener like this one. Interlace your hands behind...

Moderate Intensity Exercise

Moderate Intensity Exercise

We often hear advice about taking moderate intensity exercise – but what does that mean? No need for fancy gadgets, use these 3 as your guide. • Increased heartrate • A little out of breath (so you can talk but not sing) • You feel warmer Did you know that the medical...

Strengthening your back with Bird-Dog

Strengthening your back with Bird-Dog

While it may have a silly name, this exercise is anything but. Building strength into the back not only helps to alleviate back pain, it improves posture and helps to maintain the main support structure and stability of the body. Bird-Dog helps to find length through...

Power of the Pose: Chair

Power of the Pose: Chair

Chair pose is a power pose for the lower body! Working all the major muscle groups of the lower body - glutes, quads, hamstrings, adductors, hip flexors and calves, this pose will help you to build strength and stability. (1)  Start with feet hip width apart (or...

5 Interesting Facts About Pilates

5 Interesting Facts About Pilates

Love Pilates? Here are 5 interesting facts about Pilates you may not know. (1) Pilates was founded by Joseph Pilates, who was born in Germany in 1880. After a sickly childhood, Joseph was inspired to work toward becoming healthy and strong. (2) At the age of 32,...