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 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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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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Can knowing your triggers help prevent a meltdown?

Fitness, Epping, Essex, Pilates, Exercise, Online Fitness, triggers, mental health, melt down During a particularly challenging time in my teenage life, my father gave me some brilliant advice: “It’s okay to juggle balls Karen, so long as all the balls stay up.” Actually my hand-eye co-ordination has always been something…

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5 Ways to Self Medicate Stress and Anxiety

If you go out into Epping Forest today, you’re sure to spot one of our Fit School members self-medicating their stress or anxiety. Obviously there’ll be no actual pharmaceutical drugs involved, instead they’ll be conspicuous by running, cycling, walking, talking, thinking, listening or just being. There will also be a…

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How Physical Health Controls your Mental Success

Fit School’s Karen was published on the Guardian: Women in Leadership this week with her article all about mounting evidence which links physical health and fitness with cognitive function and brain size. What do you think: http://www.theguardian.com/women-in-leadership/2016/feb/04/how-your-physical-health-controls-your-mental-successWhat would really motivate you to exercise?Do you already incorporate exercise into your life but…

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We aren’t vain we’re just trying to stay sane. How exercise helps the mind.

I like to lift weights. Heavy weights. It makes me feel great. For me, going to the gym, lifting weights and finishing off with perhaps a ten minute swim or sauna and a shower (in complete peace) is like switching a re-set button in my brain. I feel calm. I…

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