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    “ 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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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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The Pilates Suite pop up September 14th

lululemon Clothing Pop-up shop – Thursday 14 September

The lovely team from lululemon athletica in Guildford is going to be popping up for a second time at The Pilates Suite on Thursday 14 September!  From 6.30-9pm, enjoy some nibbles and drinks while you browse the new lululemon collection of technical workout wear.  The Guildford store is currently relocating so this will be a rare

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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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The Pilates Suite news

Festive class dates and some events news in Farnham

We hope you’re full of festive cheer and looking forward to spending plenty of time with friends and family this month.  We’re going to be taking a short blogging break between now and the New Year, but first we wanted to share a few pieces of news with you. Christmas and New Year break In Farnham

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Skiing and snowboarding

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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