Back Pain In Older Adults

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The theme of BackCare Awareness Week this year (8th-12th October 2018) is ‘Back Pain in Older Adults’. BackCare states, ‘Back pain is one of the major disabling health conditions among older adults aged 60 years and older. Many causes of lower back pain are age-related with physical and psychosocial changes. There is a distinct lack of awareness, especially in older …

Watch Wimbledon Well

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Centre Court, Henman Hill or Simply The Sofa – Look After Your Back! Bring out the strawberries and cream, perhaps the prosecco, or just a cup of tea, and settle in for some (hopefully) sunny Wimbledon action. Two weeks of great afternoon TV, or maybe just the highlights in the evening. And if you are lucky enough to go to …

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Yoga or Pilates – What Is Best?

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Yoga and Pilates are both excellent forms of exercise and which one is the best, is the wrong question to ask.  Which one is best for you, or should you even do both, is a more sensible consideration.  They are often put in the same bracket, but despite offering similar benefits, by way of strength, flexibility and well-being, even the …

Good Posture Is Much More Than Looking Good – 8 Daily Exercises To Help You With Your Posture

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We learn to sit up when we are only a few months old and instinctively, we know how to sit well.  But, unfortunately not for long!  For whatever reason – most likely watching our parents/others – we lose this ability and slouching becomes the norm. We learn to sit up when we are only a few months old and instinctively, …

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, …

Back Care Class

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Our BACK CARE class is designed specially for those people who have back, neck, shoulder or joint pain issues or need special attention when exercising. Maybe you want to work preventatively with more guidance and attention. This is a gentle class different to a regular Pilates or Yoga class that will be a focus on strengthening the core at a …

Pregnancy & Exercise – How Much Should You Do?

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‘Take it easy’, ‘don’t over do it’, ‘don’t lie on your back’, ‘do you really think you should be running?’ Familiar comments to a pregnant lady. But are these comments dated and what are the ‘rules’ of exercise during pregnancy? It is safe to say that there are no hard and fast rules, there are no guarantees and there are …

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 …