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5 Top Pilates Myths


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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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Spinach and Pea Soup


Spinach And Pea Soup

Soup is a great meal which you can particularly enjoy at this time of year.  It's quick, easy and great for when it's chilly outside. It is convenient and you can make it so it is chock full of vegetables!  Super easy to have when finishing an evening Pilates class :-)


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Post Natal Pilates - How Can It Help You?


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With sleepless nights and breast feeding the thought of getting back into exercise after having a baby can be extremely daunting.

In the early stages after giving birth, whether you have had a caesarean-section or natural birth, the most important thing to remember is to be kind to your body and allow it the time which it needs to recover. 

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HOW CAN PILATES MAKE MY BODY FEEL BETTER?


Girl Doing Pilates Chair Exercise

Pilates is beautiful for creating length and space throughout the body.  So often our bodies are compressed every day by being seated at work, in the car or public transport on the way to work, at home on the lounge after work. 

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Pilates Creates a Mind Body Focus


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We have officially passed a quarter of the way through 2017. That happened fast!  

Here are a few points I would like to share with you that I find from doing what I love which is teaching Pilates.

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