I’ve been getting my geek on with some fun training lately (cue groaning sound from class members who’ve been here before and know it only leads to harder work). Ever since I completed the specialised lower back pain exercise course I’ve been fascinated with Kinetic or myofascial chains and their effect on movement. My classes have since opened with lots more dynamic stretching and participants have been encouraged to create larger movements under supervision. When Gill from
We've got a few spaces in the current block and it's not too late to join. I find different classes have their own personalities and people often feel more comfortable in one class than another. To make it easier for you to choose your ideal class, here are some fun Pilates profiles. Tuesdays at 5.15pm - 3 spaces available Supportive nurturing class seeks new or experienced Pilates lovers for gentle exercise. Ideal for drop in on the way home from work. Motto: Are we nearly d
Throughout this year I've teamed up with the Memory Box Network and Balhousie Care Home Group to pioneer a study in Exercise with Reminiscence. We just started delivering the course last week and it's a tremendous joy to finally put all the planning into action. This study has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund to gain insight into the difficulties of exercising for people with dementia. Much is known about the benefits of exercise to delay the onset of dementia, but very li
Please let me know if you'd like any new Pilates equipment. Mats are £15, they're extra long and padded Green (light) Bands are £2 Blue (medium) Bands are £3 Black (heavy) Bands are £4 (remember, I cut my bands extra long for versatility) Small balls are £9 for 2 Magic Circles are £15 Orders will go in on Friday 26th August. I can take payment in class.
I've been playing around with fitness apps this summer. Specifically, a quick and easy HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) app called "7". It's a circuit based system which directs you to complete 30 seconds blasts of 12 simple exercises. It takes just over seven minutes to complete and works most major muscle groups plus cardio. There are loads of offerings available. I checked out a few free options before settling on one which seems to work for me. I'd recommend playi
Recently, a client loaned me a book of “The Nation’s Favourite Poems” to read on holiday. I found a bunch of great poetry I’d studied at school and never thought of since. I also discovered plenty of pieces which bent my brain a little. I’m not a poetry reader and I confess to being mostly attracted to the “single pagers” like this one by Roger McGough. Let Me Die A Youngman's Death Let me die a youngman's death
not a clean and inbetween
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