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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...

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...

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...

How do Yoga & Pilates help to prevent injury?

How do Yoga & Pilates help to prevent injury?

We often hear that a combination of Yoga and Pilates is good for preventing injury. But have you ever wondered how? We decided to look at the 3 most common injuries – knee, shoulder and lower back, and investigate further. Knee Injuries Injuries to the knee are...

Power of the Pose: Twist

Twists are a wonderful way to realign and restore range of motion in the spine and stimulate circulation. As many of us live a relatively sedentary life, we can lose the full range of spinal mobility which can result in muscle tightness and shortening of the soft...

Power of the Pose: Bridge Pose

Power of the Pose: Bridge Pose

You've probably experienced variations of this pose in Yoga or Pilates classes. While known as a beautiful heart opener, what investigate a few more of the benefits. (1) Strengthens the lower body: Your hamstrings, glutes and adductor muscles will all strengthen as...