Help! I don’t understand Pilates. Pilates jargon explained.

Pilates classes in Epping, Essex and online. Pilates jargon explained. Pilates jargon can make an exercise class feel complicated. If you’re new to Pilates or perhaps taking a break from busy day to fit in an online Pilates class, being baffled by Pilates jargon that you don’t understand is not…

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Lost your focus during lockdown? How to get it back.

Did you lose your focus during lockdown? When I was in my final year of A-levels my favourite history teacher was replaced by a teacher I didn’t like. He had new methods of essay writing that jarred with what I’d been taught already. He also thought potato, singular, was spelt…

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How exercise can help your coordination

Are you uncoordinated? How exercise can help your coordination.Fit School, fitness, running, Pilates, Epping How’s your coordination? No we aren’t talking matchy matchy fashion. We’re talking an ability for your neural pathways to connect stimulus to movement and to repeat it. Some people will tell us they are uncoordinated or…

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5 little things to do when you don’t feel like doing exercise

Fit School Epping, Essex, Fitness, Pilates, how to get motivated when you don’t fee l like doing exercise “When are you going to play tennis with Cathy?” Chris asked me, whilst I was simultaneously trying to prepare dinner, listen in to a marketing seminar and keep half an eye to…

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How Pilates can Help with Overwhelm and Anxiety

Pilates classes in Epping, Essex. How Pilates can help with overwhelm and anxiety. ‘I miss you!’ Said a little sad voice as I handed over a ‘now too small’ school coat to the reception class teacher at my kids’ school. A house move had made it difficult for her to…

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What do you buy fit people for Christmas?

What do you buy fit people for Christmas? If you’ve followed us for a while, you’ll know that around this time of year I like to do a little Christmas list of sorts. And given it’s Black Friday today, there are a lot of nice offers out there if you…

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61 reasons to exercise

61 reasons to exercise which don’t include how we look. How to get motivated to exercise. Fitness, running and Pilates in Epping We all know that exercise is good for us. It can boost our health, help reduce our chances of getting both age related diseases and nasties like heart…

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How to strengthen your pelvic floor for new mums

how to strengthen your pelvic floor, pilates in epping, post natal pilates and fitness in epping essex How to strengthen your pelvic floor. As a Pilates instructor and women’s health writer it’s an area of the female body and of post natal training that I’ve had more than a passing…

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7 exercise swaps for new mums

Post Natal Pilates, Epping, 7 exercise swaps for new mums 7 exercise swaps for new mums We understand the need to get back to exercise after you’ve had a baby, especially if you are used to being fit and have felt a bit constrained by pregnancy or have put on…

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How to burn calories without exercise

Is it really possible to burn calories without exercising? What if I’m super busy or hate exercise and I just can’t fit it in? It’s the holy grail right? Well for newspaper headlines it probably is but here at Fit School we tend to think of exercise as something nice…

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