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Teacher Training

    “ We are over the halfway mark now in our training and the time has gone in a flash. So quickly it is really scary! Somehow, despite it seeming unlikely at the start, exercises are starting to stick in the memory. There is no time to relax however as Kirsten keeps up the pressure

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dance & pilates

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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spine

Client story: Martin Hunt

We’re very proud to feature our client, Martin Hunt, and his Pilates journey with us. Martin underwent spinal surgery back in 2002 and in the last three-plus years, has transformed what his body is capable of doing, thanks to Pilates. It’s been a pleasure for Kirsten to help Martin, and now it’s over to him to

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GIll Barham

An evening with…Gill Barham

Gill Barham believes that every woman and man has the right to what she calls ‘elite health’ and to look and feel younger, a goal that we can support. So we’re organising an informative and entertaining evening with Gill, a qualified health and vitality coach, Synergy ambassador and ex-nurse, at our studio on Thursday 19th October,

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stress

Aaaand…relax!

Stress, anxiety and tension are part of all our daily lives and can’t be totally avoided, but there a few things we can do to help manage the feelings that modern life brings. Whether you favour meditation, Yoga, listening to music, a bicycle ride, cooking and baking, gardening, talking to a friend or a brisk walk

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Maria with a client

Goodbye to Maria…

I’m really sad to say that Maria will be leaving us in August to focus on running her new business studio in Hampton Wick. Maria and I have worked closely for just over eight years, starting when I took a few weeks off when pregnant with Alfie! She has been a complete rock to me and

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Anne and Jess

Pilates trainee update: the first three months

As most of you already know, Kirsten started the first teacher training course almost three months ago.  Here she talks about how it’s going and for the two trainees and what clients may see as they continue their training: I’ve wanted to teach and train new Pilates teachers for some time, so I was delighted to

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Extended Bridge position with a Pilates ball

Spotlight on…Resistance Bands & Pilates Balls

Regulars at our BarreConcept classes will be familiar with how Pilates balls and resistance bands can enhance this already dynamic workout.  It’s also great for plenty of mat exercises too. For those of you who haven’t used either piece of equipment, let’s look at the Pilates balls first. You might not have seen one much because

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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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