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Monday, 05 December 2016

Pilates for dancers: lift...

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Hold your core, maintain your frame, roll your shoulders back, stay on the ball of your foot, as dancers you probably heard this a thousand times. Sometimes no matter how hard you try your body simply can’t do it or your brain doesn’t know how to communicate with your body.…
Sunday, 06 November 2016

Pilates for Dancers: why ...

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Why is Pilates for dancers? Dancers generally have a great understanding of their bodies, how they can move what they can do. But - there is always room for improvement, Pilates was originally developed for dancers as a method of full body conditioning, readying them for the rogues of dance!…
Thursday, 03 November 2016

Barre Classes...

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"Change happens through movement and movement heals"Joseph Pilates Every few years a new fitness fad rolls into town on shiny wheels promising a full body safe workout that will make you feel good and look better. Barre Classes seem to be yet another example of hype and marketing and glossy…
Monday, 17 October 2016

Pilates Classes: What cla...

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As Pilates Instructors we often get asked 'what Pilates Classes are right for me?' and really the best answer is, it's different for everyone! It depends on your goals, your past experiences with Pilates, your skill level, your personality and the personality of your instructor and a whole host of…
Saturday, 08 October 2016

Exercise With Kids - inge...

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Are you finding it hard to get motivated or find the time to exercise with kids? We all know life can get a little crazy at times with work, house work, kids sports, homework and finding the time exercise with kids can get, well…hard! But exercising doesn’t need to be…
Monday, 03 October 2016

Touch Baby...

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Knowing how to touch your new baby may seem obvious, but there is much more to this ancient artform than meets the eye. The simple definition of Touch from the Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary is “To put your hands, fingers, etc, on someone or something To be in contact with (something)…
Friday, 12 August 2016

Pilates workout leads to ...

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Sex is an important aspect of every relationship – sometimes even more important than we would dare to admit. A good sex life can do wonders not only for your relationship but also your health. We’re sure you’ve heard all of the benefits of Pilates before, but did you know…
Monday, 11 July 2016

Pilates vs. Yoga - What&#...

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What's the difference, Pilates vs Yoga and how to choose the best one for you There are many similarities between Pilates and Yoga. Both practices focus on the holistic health of the mind and body, both practices teach mindfulness by focussing on breathing techniques and both practices have the intent…
Monday, 11 July 2016

Reformer Pilates - Whats ...

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Want to know what Miranda Kerr, Jennifer Aniston, Madonna and Kate Hudson all have in common besides amazing bodies, they all love reformer Pilates. And so do we! The reformer makes a dramatic impression when you first see one, maybe even a little intimidating. But this baby can actually be…
Monday, 04 July 2016

Barre Class - A fusion of...

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What do you get when you mix the Pilates, Ballet and Cardio together ... Barre Class! By combining the precision of Pilates, the technique from ballet and the heart pumping moves of a cardio class this 60min or 30min work out promises to leave you sweaty, happy and burning for…
Thursday, 26 May 2016

7 Fatal Pilates Mistakes ...

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At BPS Tensegrity we love Pilates, but so often we see people trying and failing to use this amazing movement philosophy to it's fullest potential. So we thought we would highlight for all the Pilates lovers out there the 7 fatal pilates mistakes - & how to avoid them! 1. …
Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Pilates for surfers - par...

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I bet you the first thing that springs to mind when you think about training for surfing is ‘core’ strength. But what is ‘core’ strength exactly? When we think of ‘core’ strength in relation to training our bodies for sporting performance we think of our abdominals or the centrepiece of…
Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Pilates for surfers - par...

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Surfing is a sport comprised of an infinite number of complex skills which require a unique set of biomechanics and motor patterns to ensure optimal performance can be achieved. At an elite level it tests every factor known to human performance - strength, power, flexibility, proprioception, balance, fear and knowledge…
Sunday, 17 January 2016

Lower Back Pain and the P...

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Can you use the Pilates reformer for lower back pain? The answer is an overwhelming YES! The Pilates reformer is one of the most well known and traditional pieces of equipment in the Pilates studio. Its' secret to success lies in its' adaptability and the plethora of Pilates exercises it…
Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Lower Back Pain - how can...

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Lower back pain is one of the top 5 'most common symptoms' we treat at BPS. It's an incredibly common complaint and something we treat hundreds of times per month. Today's blog post aims at helping you determine what the true cause of your lower back pain is but more…
Monday, 02 November 2015

How can Connect Therapy i...

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It is common knowledge among the yoga community that our body and mind are connected: Our thoughts influence our body, and our body influences our thoughts. In Western society, we have been conditioned to think that each aspect of our being should be treated by a specialised professional: our mind…
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