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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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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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The Pilates Suite: Company News for 2017

Hi everyone, Over 10 years ago I founded The Pilates Suite in Hampton Wick.  I had lived in Hampton for many years but soon after founding the company my family moved to Farnham and I set up a second studio in the original barn in Wrecclesham.  Maria de Lima has been Principal in Hampton for many

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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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The Orbit

Spotlight on…The Orbit

The newest and most compact addition to the Pilates equipment family is the Orbit.  Think of it as a mini mat or reformer on wheels!  Its’ unique ability is to challenge the body in multiple planes and improve all-body strength and flexibility, which really gives it universal appeal. Various movements and exercises are enhanced beyond the

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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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The Pilates Suite in Hampton Wick: latest news for Autumn 2016

Hi! We’ve just emailed all of our Hampton studio clients with news for the coming months.  Here are the details from Maria…  I hope that you have all enjoyed the summer break and with September here already, it may be time to get back into your weekly routines.  I’m writing with information about a studio move and

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Wunda Chair

Spotlight on…The Pilates Wunda Chair

The Pilates Chair, or Wunda Chair as it’s also known, was created by Joseph Pilates.  Not just a piece of equipment to advance standard Pilates exercises, it was also found to be pretty useful when, turned upside down, it doubled up as a living room chair for compact New York apartments and lofts!  In its simplest

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