Fitness: why practice makes perfect

Fitness: why practice makes perfect

  Whether we are starting a fitness journey, or a new fitness routine, we can easily end up using muscles that have not seen any action for some time. Often the body will struggle to adapt to a new and unusual stimulus to which it is not accustomed. The usual...
The power of Pilates

The power of Pilates

  Pilates exercise is based on stretching and strengthening the body to improve balance, flexibility, posture and muscle strength. It focuses on precise movements to target specific body parts and it is about the complete co-ordination of body, mind and spirit....
How and why to bend at the hip

How and why to bend at the hip

  The ‘hip bend’ or ‘hip hinge’ is a movement we perform easily when we are toddlers, but as we grow older and our spine starts to develop, most of us allow this natural flexibility to lapse. This results in us using and depending upon the spine far more than we...
How to work those hips, knees and toes

How to work those hips, knees and toes

 The lunge is a movement that places the hip in an extended position, but its special gift is its ability to place one hip in ‘extension’ and the other in ‘flexion’ at the same time, so helping with flexibility and mobility as well as general fitness.To perform the...
In praise of pulling power!

In praise of pulling power!

Back pain is becoming ever more prevalent as a problem of modern life. Desk workers, sitting with heads tilted toward a computer screen, or anyone spending a significant amount of time staring down at a tablet or mobile phone, may be at risk of a growing problem:...

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