Joint pain as we get older

Why we experience increased joint pain as we get older

As we get older, changes happen to our body. It gets a bit more difficult to lose weight when we don’t watch our diet and we experience joint pain when we perform certain movements. In this article, we look at the structure of the various joints we have in our body, their function and why […]

Breastroke is a Pilates exercise

Pilates Mat Exercise | Breaststroke

Strength and flexibility take front and centre stage as equal partners in the vital endeavour towards correcting the dreaded back slump.  Not only is a spinal slump unsightly, it is also one of many causes responsible for back pain owing to muscle imbalances. Your back and abdominal muscles tend to get neglected unless you target […]

The benefits of exercise during your pregnancy

Exercising from the inside out! The key to a happy, healthy pregnancy and a quick recovery

Congratulations! You’re going to be a mommy! Now get moving. Because when you keep up with exercise during your pregnancy, the benefits are huge: You’ll suffer fewer of the preggy symptoms, like heartburn, backache and swollen ankles. Your hormones won’t be so wild, and you’ll feel sexier. You’re more likely to enjoy an easy delivery. […]

This is a picture of a kettlebells class

How to lose weight using kettlebells

People who love training with kettlebells use them because the exercises you do will combine cardio and strength training. This means that you will enjoy a time-saving workout. The amount of calories you can burn by using kettlebells is extremely high, i.e, around 400 calories in 20 minutes. It also strengthens your muscles and helps with back […]

The roll up

The Roll Up

In the never-ending quest for the oh-so-enviable, perfect wash-board abs, we are often asked which exercises will achieve this desired look. While nutrition will be a huge factor here, you still need to put in the time and sweat on your mat at home, or in your Pilates studio, to get the results you seek. Within the […]

Exercises for the best guns

The best exercises for the best guns

So you want a bigger pair of guns? Stronger, leaner, tougher arms that get envious stares from your peers? The question is: should you use concentration exercises that target individual muscles (or individual areas of muscles) to create the micro-trauma that results in muscle repair and growth? Alternatively, do you opt for compound bodyweight exercises […]

Calorie-burning exercises

3 Calorie-burning exercises

Let’s face it: we’ve all fallen into the trap of reaching for the phone and ordering a take-away pizza or hamburger. But what we don’t think of – when we’re placing that all-important order – is how long it will take to work off what we’ve just eaten? What are the best calorie-burning exercises? Before […]

How to perfect the squat

8 Tips for the perfect squat

Squats can be one of the best exercises to improve your strength and to tone as it is a functional exercise. However, with that said you, will need to do the squat correctly in order to achieve the maximum benefit. What most people do not realize is that they are already squatting every day; when you use […]

Incorporate Pilates principles into your weight training

Incorporate Pilates principles into your weight training routine

Pilates principles offer you some pretty impressive benefits: these give you true core strength, balance and control, to name a few. The question is, can you use the wisdoms of Pilates practice to improve your weight training? You can! Here’s how… Six Pilates principles that guide good form There are six principles that underpin the Pilates practice. […]

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