Sam introduced me to Pilates when she was my Personal Trainer and I enjoyed it so much that I started going to her Pilates Class. That was over 2 years ago and I’m still going! Sam is a lovely thoughtful trainer and although I am in a class I still get individual attention if I need it. Sam keeps her classes small so that she can do this. Sam’s classes are gentle, enjoyable and inspiring and I come away feeling calmer and walking taller – my oasis in a very busy week .

Eleanor B.

Why is Pilates Good For You?

Pilates is a core strengthening exercise programme. However, there is more to Pilates than just abs exercises. Your core is a group of muscles that wrap around your torso like an old-style corset. However it is often better to think of your core being like a tin, with...

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3 ways to improve your Downward Dog

This is one of my favorite poses in yoga. Mainly because it is so versatile. It is a deep stretch up the backline of the body and can also be used to strengthen to your upper body. It can be performed during the warmup part of your yoga practice as well as a stand...

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Is it time to take your menopause seriously?

The menopause is a phase, and that phase has many phases within. Some you will breeze through barely noticing and others will feel like walking thru mud with wellies on. The truth is we are all busy women, and we often don’t have a lot of time for looking after...

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Why is it so hard to lose weight over 40?

Once upon a time, you were able to skip lunch for a few days and easily fit into your Friday night dress. Why is it so hard now? Well, a lot has probably changed since then. You may have more responsibilities now. If you think back then, it was probably quite a...

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End Of Year Reflections

This blog started as a quarterly, then as birthday musings and finally an end of year blog. This perfectly sums up the last 6 months for me. It has been a funny old year; it has not been a bad one. The last 6 month in particular since the August eclipse have had such...

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