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.

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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My Favourite Books in 2017

I love reading; it is one of my favourite pastimes along with learning! Below is a list of the favourite books that I read in 2017. They are in no particular order and a mix of fiction and non-fiction. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth...

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Preparing for Yoga Teaching Training

My Yoga Teacher Training course is coming up soon. I have never been on a Yoga course but I have attended many fitness courses, so I have a decade’s worth of experience to draw on. And I do love planning and getting organised! Let’s start with the practicalities of...

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Never Say Never

In the last decade of teaching Pilates I have always said that I would never teach Yoga. So, you won’t be surprised from the title when I say I have booked into a Hatha yoga course! Why now? I have been researching ageing well for the last year and discovered the...

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On…menopause meh

Meh is a menopause symptom that is not often talked about. It would not be classed depression but a lack of oomph and love of life. It is not as high profile as hot flushes and there is limited research into it, but it still a challenging menopausal symptom What can...

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On…Practice Makes Perfect?

Practice only makes perfect if you are practicing perfectly! Pilates classes are one of the few exercise environments outside Personal Training where you will be personally corrected if your alignment is off or you are performing the exercise incorrectly. This is...

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Eat What Makes You Happy!

This is not a message that you often get from the fitness industry but enjoying your food is a big part of eating well for life! I am assuming that if you are reading this, you interested in being healthy and that includes what you are eating. You do not sit around...

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Young at Heart

Want to know how young your heart is? Public Health England has created an online calculator to work out what your heart age is compared to your actual age. You can take the quiz here. It asks for your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. If you do not know them,...

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