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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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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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Pregnancy & Pilates

Pilates during pregnancy…and beyond

Like the eventual children women give birth to, every pregnancy is unique.  At The Pilates Suite, we support, participate in and advocate a varied fitness routine. When it comes to pregnancy, we really do believe that Pilates is the very best fitness activity that all women can do from pre-conception all the way through to birth, then

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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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Pilates for parents – tips and advice

Parenting is a journey unique to every family, but one thing parents all have in common is that it changes their lives entirely!  One of the many ways it does so is in the physical demands that are placed on Mum and Dad’s bodies, and with it being half term for many children this week, now

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