Swinging Shoulders

Shoulder Shrugs / Circles / Squeezes Place your fingertips on your shoulders with elbows pointing out to sides. Lift your shoulders up towards your ears. Hold for 5 seconds and then lower. Repeat x 10. Circle the tips of your elbows clockwise x 10. Repeat anti-clockwise x 10. Keeping fingertips on shoulders, take elbows back towards your shoulder blades. Hold … Read More

Are you getting a good night’s sleep?

Sleep, we all love it – especially when we wake up from a great night’s sleep. In the past, sleep was often ignored by doctors but now we are beginning to understand the importance of sleep to overall health and well-being. In fact, when people get less than 6 or 7 hours of sleep each night, their risk for developing … Read More

Water and Health

Importance of Water Life itself cannot exist without water. We need to constantly add fresh water to our body in order to keep it properly hydrated. Water is vital to almost every bodily function. Water is essential for proper digestion, nutrient absorption, proper circulation and to flush toxins from our systems. Water regulates the body’s cooling system. Our best source … Read More

Pink Smoothie Recipe with a Super-Health Kick

There are no hard and fast rules for making your pink smoothie!  This is one of many, so just have fun and experiment! This drink packs a powerful punch – full of antioxidants, rich in vitamins, and it tastes delicious. The following recipe is for 3-4 glasses. [quote] Large slice of watermelon Banana Half  med mango/nectarine (optional/seasonal) Handful of mixed … Read More

The Health Benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil

The healthiest oil that you can use on a daily basis is coconut oil. Although coconut oil has always been a healthy food choice, its reputation suffered a great deal during the 80s and 90s when it was lumped together with other saturated fats as a cause of cardiovascular disease. Nothing could be further from the truth. A great deal … Read More

New Year Schedules for 2015

To all my Lovely Clients, So we are almost at the end of another year and it is my chance to thank you all, once again, for your wonderful commitment and contribution this year. As always the classes have been fun, progressive and well-attended. Thank you all for your continuing enthusiasm and efforts to stay fit and healthy. I really … Read More

Quotes from Joseph H. Pilates

The Creator and inventor of the Pilates Method The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning is gaining the mastery of your mind over the complete control over your body.   The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning is complete coordination of body, mind and spirit.   Through the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning this unique trinity of a balanced body, mind and … Read More

The Perfect Carrot Cake Recipe

Sometimes it’s important just to treat yourself. Ingredients 8 fl oz corn oil 8oz castor sugar 3 large eggs 6oz plain flour 1 1⁄2 level teaspoons baking powder 1 1⁄2 level teaspoons bicarb soda 3⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 4oz chopped walnuts 2oz chopped dates 8oz grated carrot 1 teaspoon vanilla essence Cream cheese frosting ingredients 5oz … Read More

Happy Hips & Hamstrings

Leg Swings Keep body still and in neutral. (Use wall for support if necessary). Pendulum swinging forwards and backwards from the hip. Swing your leg out to the side and then swing across front of body. Make sure not to twist torso. Side Lunges Legs wide apart. Rotate right leg from hip with foot turned out to side, arms extended … Read More