FitNet – Update

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Dear FitNet Readers I hope you are all keeping well and healthy, adapting to the changed circumstances and coping with the delay in offering your services. The latest government advice appears to be that the lockdown of the health & fitness industry could be lifted in July or as late as October. These are very […]

The HEALING POWER Of NATURE

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By Andrea Slivkova Smith Connection with nature is deeply embedded in us. A new term ‘ecotherapy’ is increasingly being used to describe the beneficial effects of spending time surrounded by nature. It brings about calm, self-reflection and an opportunity to re-connect with what’s really important to us. Nature offers the best antidote to the stresses […]

WORRYING In WINTER

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By Emma Reed Many of us struggle through the winter months. Whether feeling low from the lack of light or worrying how to make ends meet over Christmas, periods of anxiety and depression* are common at this time of the year. One major challenge we face is our own impatience with those feelings. Of course […]

Julie Goodridge On BELIEFS

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Beliefs that we hold about ourselves are, a shocking amount of the time, not great.  A quick look at the level of mental health issues in teenagers shows that as a society we are not brilliant at thinking we are brilliant… at all!  There are many reasons that support these patterns, and they often  start […]

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 […]