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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Pilates for kids!...

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Children are very different to adults and so Pilates for kids at BPS is taught very differently to regular Pilates. Not only are kids different in the size and shape of their bodies but they also differ in how they learn and interact with their surrounding environment! Pilates is a…
Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Lower the change of injur...

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Yesterday I read a very curious article regarding the importance of a regular yearly physiotherapy check-up, exactly for the same reason we do dental check-ups! Dr. Shirley Sahrmann, a professor emerita of physical therapy at Washington University School of Medicine, states “We go to the dentist twice a year and…
Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Healthy tips for healthy ...

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Our Pilates Detox Month Challenge has passed the half way mark and we want to give all our clients some useful advise on how to achieve a healthy balanced meal plan by including more whole foods in your diet . The following suggestions are given by our nutrition expert Linda…
Thursday, 07 May 2015

“Don't limit your ...

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Whether it’s training for a competition, working hard to get your business to grow, dealing with a frustrating disease or living on the other side of the world and away from your family in pursuit of a dream, everyday life is full of challenges and it’s up to us deciding…
Wednesday, 22 April 2015

How can our lifestyle aff...

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Winter is almost here and with it, some crazy cold weather! At BPS we like to be prepared for change and so have prepared a quick list of reminders to ensure your immune system stays in tip top shape with winter and you keep moving at your Biological, Psychological and…
Saturday, 11 April 2015

How does your spine affec...

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Abdominal Bloating is a condition in which the abdomen feels uncomfortably full and tight and may be visibly swollen. Most of us experienced bloating on occasion, but if it starts to become a common occurrence, you might want to look a little deeper into its' cause! The obvious culprits are…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015

Technique ... you need a ...

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Do you like using gym equipment at home, running in the park or training in the pool but you are not sure if you are doing your exercises' properly? You might have watched ten different videos on YouTube to learn the perfect triceps push-up technique, but your body is still…
Wednesday, 25 March 2015

The Technique of Stretchi...

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Stretching is a controversial conversation to have. There is surprisingly little 'good' research on something that is so widely prescribed! As the health science community starts to better understand how soft tissue in the body works, we begin to shed some light on some once widely believed myths about stretching!…
Monday, 09 March 2015

It's not about tryin...

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Have you ever had that little fight in your head between your brain telling you to get up and train, but your body just won’t cooperate? There is a lot of evidence regarding how best to organise your loading and rest days when you’re training, but what if it's more…
Thursday, 05 March 2015

The importance of good te...

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How many times have you heard your Physiotherapist say 'I don't care if you do 2 or 10, I just want you to "do them well"? Having optimal technique is incredibly important. Whether it is your postural technique at work, skill technique at training, or how you lift your kids…
Wednesday, 25 February 2015

How to manage an injury t...

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Do you have an ongoing injury or niggling pain that has been hanging around for years? Tried a few different things, and nothing has really fixed it? Or you can’t get on top of managing an ongoing issue like scoliosis? The team at BPS Tensegrity can help you. This blog…
Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Do you have a home gym an...

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So you splurged and bought yourself a brand new home gym for Christmas, but it’s been sitting in the garage for a month, because you don’t actually know how to use it. You live in a complex that has a gym, and you are super keen to utilize it but…
Thursday, 22 January 2015

Pilates or Yoga? Find out...

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Not sure whether to attend a Pilates or a Yoga class? Let’s have a look at the differences and similarities between them. Reserve your spot for tonight's class at 7:30pm by booking online ... if it's your first class with us it's FREE! Yoga is a discipline that can be…
Thursday, 18 December 2014

Christmas Homework Exerci...

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Want to maintain your “Pilates Body” throughout the Christmas break? Here are 7 exercises you could practice at home between Christmas parties! One exercise for each Pilates category. SUPINE UPPER EXTREMITY INTEGRATION Arm arcs (15-20 reps) and triceps dips (20 reps). Lye supine on the mat with knees bent, feet…
Monday, 24 November 2014

Polestar Pilates National...

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This week I attended the National Polestar Pilates Conference as a Polestar Pilates Instructor. It was a great chance to catch up with some old friends, make some new ones and just generally hang out and do Pilates ... oh yeah, there was some 'serious stuff' involved as well. On…
Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Looking to supplement you...

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Joseph Pilates was originally a gymnast, diver and bodybuilder. In the United States he developed an exercises program for the local dance and performing-arts community to improve flexibility, strength and stamina. Nowadays many elite athletes complement their training with Pilates. The following are just some examples of sports where Pilates…
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