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Chickpea Crumble




Admittedly this recipe was kind of an accident.  I rushed home from the Pilates studio to make some lunch and thought I would like a chickpea pattie as so as to introduce more legumes in to my diet.  

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What is the difference between group reformer classes and small group Pilates classes?


Why did Pilates create his own method?  

Initially, Joe turned to exercise and athletics for as a child Joe suffered asthma and other ailments. To battle these ailments he was always studying various exercise programs to expand his knowledge. He became captivated by the classical Greek ideal of a man.  One who was balanced in body, mind, and spirit and from here he began to develop his own exercise system based on this concept.

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Why A Morning Stretch Routine Is Beneficial


Girl Sitting In Pilates Studio

More so than ever, todays’ fast paced, technology driven society is driving our stress levels and anxiety through the roof. As soon as the morning alarm rings, our mind goes into overdrive with the day’s to-do list and more often than not we overstimulate our waking body with social media. 

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Why Exercise Is Important During Winter



Pilates In Winter

As the weather becomes cold and dreary we favour a hibernation mode, enjoying cosy time on the sofa or bed with a cup of tea, reading that new book, catching up on a TV series, not to mention the hearty, warming casseroles.

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5 Top Pilates Myths


Pilates Reformer Legs In Straps

Pilates is not as easy as it looks

Whenever I tell people I am a Pilates Instructor, I often get some interesting responses.  From "oh yes, I do yoga!" or "I am not flexible enough" or "I have a bad back".  There are so many myths and misconceptions surrounding Pilates so we have debunked the top 5 which we come across in the Pilates studio.

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Why Does Pilates Have Such A Focus On Breathing?


Pilates Breathing

Joseph Pilates, the founder of Pilates, said "above all, learn how to breathe correctly.  Breathing is the first act of life".  

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How Does Pilates Benefit The Internal Body?



Whilst some may categorise Pilates as another “workout”, it indeed has greater benefits for your body than you may realise. Pilates exercises encourage greater communication throughout the integrated body systems by promoting energy transport and utilisation efficiency.

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Zucchini Noodle Carbonara


Zucchini Noodle Carbonara

A delicious, guilt free way to eat what seems to be a creamy pasta dish

Fresh zucchini noodles are a GREAT alternative to pasta.  You can buy a vegetable spiral tool online or at homeware stores which means making the noodles is super easy and they will look like noodles too :-)Kids love them, adults love them and you can make many "pasta" dishes with this.

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Blueberry Crunch Breakfast Bowl


Blueberry Crunch Breakfast Bowl

It is true that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  It provides your body and brain with fuel after an overnight fast.  Breakfast also restores glucose levels, an essential carbohydrate that is needed for your brain to function. 

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Vegetable and Chickpea Soup


Vegetable And Chickpea Soup

During the cooler months it's lovely to come home to a nice warm meal. Once which is full of anti inflammatory goodness to ward of any flu and virus.

Soups are a great way to pack a whole lot of vegetables in to your bowl and also to have as left overs to take to work or have after your Pilates class. 

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