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Sport & Pilates Series: Dance

Many people believe that Pilates was created for dancers but in fact, that’s not quite true. When Joseph Pilates opened his first studio in New York in 1926 with his wife Clara, he shared the building with the New York City Ballet. By way of a happy coincidence, that’s why so many dancers took up Pilates

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Sports & Pilates Series…Tennis

Most tennis players and armchair fans alike will be looking forward to the Aegon Tournament at Queens and the Wimbledon Championships, when the grass season kicks off in a month’s time. When it comes to ‘celebrity’ sportsmen and women, tennis was probably the first sport where players talked publicly about the benefits their game received from

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Sports & Pilates Series…Golf

Spring is in the air and you may be getting out onto the golf course more often.  But do you ever stop to think about the impact of the movements you make on your body?  At lot of our clients play golf and they often mention that attending regular Pilates classes benefits them, so let’s talk

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Event – BarreConcept taster classes & lululemon Guildford pop up shop

Thursday 2nd March 2017 – 7-9pm lululemon athletica in Guildford is going to be popping up at The Pilates Suite Farnham on Thursday 2 March!  At 7 and 8pm, we’re running 30 minute BarreConcept taster classes, followed by nibbles and drinks while you browse the latest lululemon collection of technical workout wear that performs as hard

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Sports & Pilates Series…Skiing & Snowboarding

Few holidays require any work ahead of time (except for packing!), but a skiing or snowboarding holiday is definitely one of them.  With November nearing its end, now is the time to start your pre-skiing and snowboarding training, with Pilates as an excellent complement.  The exercises focusing on the core, hip stability and all-body flexibility mean

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Sports & Pilates Series…Cycling

We know many of our clients are also keen cyclists, so this latest blog in our series showing you how Pilates can assist training, is dedicated to you. Our teacher, personal trainer and spinning trainer, Jo Evans, explains all: Whether on-road, off-road or spinning, cycling can cause postural issues like rounded shoulders, called kyphosis, and neck strain, as

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Sports & Pilates Series…Running

In this latest blog in our series about how Pilates can complement your training or participation in other sports, one of our Express Studio teachers at Sweaty Betty Farnham, Sharon Robinson, covers Pilates and running…Here’s Sharon: Do you enjoy the occasional jog? Do you have a passion for running and get out at least a couple

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Push yourself with Pilates

It’s a common misconception to only associate Pilates as one of the ways to relieve back pain or improve muscle weaknesses.  While it’s brilliant for both these things, Pilates can equally provide an intense workout for clients of varying fitness levels with absolutely no injuries, weakness or concerns to think about. If you’ve never been to

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Sports & Pilates Series…Swimming

We’re starting a series of blog posts about how Pilates can benefit people training in or enjoying other sports. For this first blog, one of our Express Studio teachers at Sweaty Betty in Farnham, Jo Evans, writes about how Pilates can help swimmers.  Over to Jo… Correct body alignment and core strength are both critical for

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