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... read more
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.... read more
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... read more
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... read more
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:... read more
The case for the chest press

The case for the chest press

  The chest press is a vital compound movement that should be incorporated into every weight training regime. Whether you are using a barbell, dumbbells or a machine chest-press, the basis for the movement is essentially the same – a push is a push. Not just for... read more

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