The Plank

One of the most popular moves in Pilates is “The Pilates Plank”, a classic exercise used to strengthen and elongate arm and abdominal muscles. The Plank can be modified in many ways and is easy to do, making it an effective exercise for anyone, even if you don't...

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Pilates & Sailing retreat

LOVE Pilates and always wanted to try SAILING? Read on! This summer you can join a spacious 53 foot sailing yacht with comfortable double ensuite cabins. Departing from Lymington you will be sailing into the beautiful Solent and stay somewhere different every...

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Pilates gives ironman star the edge

If you thought that Pilates was a Zen-based activity for women, ironman Kendrick Louis wants to have a word. Louis credits regular reformer Pilates classes at Vive Active in Brookvale for helping him go from No.5 to No.1 in the ironman series. As a result...

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Ayurveda for Autumn balance

Vata season In Ayurveda autumn is also known as Vata season, or dry season with cold, drying winds and unstable weather patterns. Time for warm, spiced foods, hot herbal teas, promoting moisture and heaviness by using extra oil in cooking and on the skin,...

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Why men should do Pilates

It’s not just for yummy mummies. Men are taking up Pilates in increasing numbers. If you think that Pilates is a gentle form of exercise best left to Lycra-clad yummy mummies on their way to yet another coffee morning, think again. Fitness experts now...

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Welcome to our new website!

We're so excited to have the website up and running and that we can write a blog about it! We hope that you like the look of the site and find it easy to navigate around. Our Hidden Tuscany retreat will take place 7 - 14 May 2019, just north of Lucca. The...

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