Getting One Step Ahead This New Year

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In January, we hear about all the planned fitness resolutions; to take up a new sport, focus on losing weight, getting fit, a healthier diet and these are all fabulous! But, while splashing out on a gym membership or fitness class bookings, can we also recommend that if there is one thing you are going to invest in this year, …

Ski Strengthening Exercises

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by Matt Wagstaff (Sports Therapist) When preparing yourself for a skiing trip, you hope to be ‘ski fit’, but what does this mean?  Yes, aerobic fitness is required (gained through cardiovascular exercise such as running, swimming, cycling – anything that gets you out of breath and breaking a sweat), but to protect yourself from injury, strength is probably the most …

Gentle Somatic Yoga

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Gentle Somatic Yoga is a combination of Somatic Movement Therapy with gentle Yoga. This class will gently explore full range of comfortable movement throughout the body; aiming to reduce tension and eliminate pain. The Somatic exercises will strengthen and mobilise joints enabling the body to achieve ‘mindfulness in motion’ aiming to disperse painful muscular tension, move freely and regain correct …

The Importance of Exercise for Children

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Starting out in life being active has a huge impact on the rest of ones life. Encouraging and supporting children in all physical activities benefits them in a number of ways. 10 reasons to get your kids active from an early age: Daily activity and exercise helps prevent childhood obesity and results in a higher percentage of continued activity into …

HIIT Pilates

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A combination of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and Pilates. HIIT means performing short bursts of intense activity which effectively work the entire body .The combination of switching from HIIT to Low intensity (more controlled movements on the mat ) makes for a dynamic workout that will have you breaking a good sweat and working the body to its maximum …

Golden Age Pilates

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  A combination of PILATES / STRETCH perfect for the senior body. It supports and enhances overall fitness, as well as daily activities. Pilates focuses on improving core strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance in the body along with strength and flexibility in the back and spine. As we age, it is common to see rounded shoulders, lack of core strength, …

Bodyology Is Here…….

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Bodyology is a unique way of training using a mixture of movement patterns and sequences to create a strong flexible functional body. Using concepts of yoga, Pilates, dynamic core and postural exercises. You will flow from one movement to the next, transferring energy from the limbs through the core, to create a strong and dynamic form. Exercise sequences improve posture …

Keeping Trim On A Trip – Holiday Exercises

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Keeping Trim On A Trip – Holiday Exercises By Katie Brighton-Jones, Personal Trainer Summer holidays are here, daily routines change and fitness regimes often go out of the window.  Added to that, going away on holiday and not having (or not wanting) access to a gym, patients often ask if there are just a few exercises they could do every …