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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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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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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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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How to be Happy

Are you feeling happy or grateful? When did you last give thanks for the little blessings in your life? Sometimes life throws you a curve ball or a collection of ‘issues to deal with’ mount up and distract you from all the positive things in your life? But gratitude practice (not just…

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