PILATES With Esther: INVEST In YOUR BODY

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Over the 15 years Esther has been teaching Pilates, the class focus has changed to reflect current thinking on movement, body structure and posture, but the exercises are still based on the six Pilates principles: alignment, breathing, concentration, core strength, co-ordination and balance through functional movement. Here are some extracts from recent testimonials: “I am […]

FEMALE FITNESS In The Real World

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We love This Girl Can, and now Sport England’s campaign is moving into the next phase, #Fit Got Real, determined to challenge and change perceptions and experience of exercise in 2019, particularly for those who feel left behind by traditional exercise and didn’t even consider putting it on their New Year resolution list.   Halo […]

Why STRESS Is An Integral Part Of GROWTH

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It is easy to think of stress in negative terms and try to eliminate it from our lives completely. Did you know that stress is necessary for us to become better, stronger and more resilient? Leading Performance & Sport Psychologist Dr. Mark Bellamy explains.  Understanding growth and development  Stress has become a bogey word, but actually a […]

SELF-AWARENESS Part 3

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There are so many types of martial arts out there, with each instructor teaching differently with their own take on a variety of techniques. I often emphasise in my classes that nearly all styles have the same underlying principles, which are more important than the techniques. In my opinion, the essence of martial arts is […]

GRIEF: How Much More Life Can You Live?

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Grief, when it hits, is all consuming and one of the most painful experiences to endure. In my brother’s words when my Dad died nearly two years ago, it feels  ‘as if my insides are being ripped out’.  We survive things that we never feel we are going to survive, and we learn to cope […]