What level is your instructor?

Do you know what level your instructor is?   And would you know what it meant?Instructor levels should show customers what level of knowledge and training their instructor has; and that they have studied within a recognised framework.     Although this started many...

Mobility Exercises

Mmmove in Fuerteventura 2017 at the gorgeous Las Playitas Resort Here we are working on the fascia and muscles from the feet, up through the hips and into the back. The aim is to move and slightly stretch into positions, and then move into a slightly different...

What is Pilates?

The term Pilates comes from a system of exercises put together by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s.   There are two main types of Pilates class: Classical Pilates and Contemporary Pilates.   Classical Pilates closely follows Joseph Pilates’ original work, and can...

How to choose your Personal Trainer

  Choose wisely my friends.....there are many, many Personal Trainers out there now.   So many more than when i first started.  And like in any industry, some are better than others.   So here are a few guidelines to help you choose the right one for you:...
Fascia and Movement

Fascia and Movement

Fascia is the connective tissue that covers your muscles, bones and organs.  It is present everywhere in the body.  Not only does it cover the structures, but it runs through them like a mesh.  It connects everything in your body. When we move these tissues create...

Lose the chair!

Humans aren't designed to sit down all day.  We are designed to move.  We have core muscles because we stand up and move around; because we support ourselves against the force of gravity.  If you sit against the back of a chair all day, you risk weakening your...

How Effective Is Your Squat Technique?

Of all the exercises performed incorrectly in gyms, squatting is probably the most dangerous.  Bad form could damage knees, back muscles and tissues, and even vertebral discs and bones. It may surprise you then to learn that a large number of people are more...

You’ll need to be fit to go to the gym

Everyone who goes to the gym is super fit.  They all wear lycra.   They all know everyone else who goes to the gym.   They are all going to turn and stare at you as you walk in. I hope you know that I am joking.  However, there are many people who think that they are...

Pulling your stomach in is not engaging your core

Pulling your abdominal muscles in and holding them interferes with natural breathing.   This could lead to weakened diaphragm muscles and shallow breathing.   Holding your abdomen in for long periods of time will lead to your body getting less oxygen.  Less oxygen...

Women, muscle and fat loss

"I can't do weights as when I stop it will all turn into fat!"   Firstly, why would you stop?  Regular training is the key; not random bursts because of an forthcoming event or holiday.  Training is about being healthy.  All of your life. But if you had to stop...