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.

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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Lunch Hour?

When I started working over 25 years ago, (eek) a lunch hour was not only an hour, but was respected by team members. No one interrupted you unless it was a real emergency. Fast forward to today and lunch hours are quite different. It is not often an hour....

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On.. Grit

I have been reading Grit by Angela Duckworth. Working in the fitness industry for over a decade has made me curious about why some people give up and why some people show up day in and day out. The book is not fitness specific, and discusses grit or resilience from...

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Perfect Posture

Everyday life has a big impact on our posture. One of the simplest daily self-care habits you can develop is an awareness of your posture doing different tasks throughout the day. When you are standing waiting in a queue. When you are working. When you on using your...

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Daily Self-care Habits

If you are looking for some inspiration for daily self-care habits for Wise Women here is a wee list! As we get older, looking after ourselves can feel like a full time job. However simple, quick daily habits can take us a long way in helping to maintain a healthy...

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When You HAVE To Change

Change has been on my mind as it has popped up a few times for me recently where I have had to change because of circumstances out with my control. I think it worth looking at how you react around change as it gives us a good heads up around the changes the menopause...

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Carbs And The Menopause

You can become more sensitive to carbs in your menopausal years. Combined with a sensitivity to stress and it easily leads to an expending waistline which is hard to reduce. ‘Eat less, exercise more’ no longer works and often has the opposite effect, or so it seems....

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