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Pilates in Cowley 0

Posted on 19, June 2013

in Category Exercises, Pilates Classes, Uncategorized

Pilates in Cowley – Asian Cultural Centre, Oxford I run a beginner/intermediate pilates class at the Asian Cultural Centre, Manzil Way, Cowley in Oxford. The class is on a Friday 11-12pm and usually runs on a 6-8 week block bookin If this is a class that would interest you please get in touch. You will need to bring your own mat, towel and water for the class.       &nbsp

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Pilates in Oxford 0

Posted on 19, June 2013

in Category Exercises, News, Pilates Classes

Physically-fit offers a variety of Pilates classes in and around Oxford, to all fitness levels. The classes are usually run on a 6-8 week block booking but you can pay as you go if you prefer. The group classes are run from Headington, Cowley and Garsington all based in Oxford. Please see the timetable for further information on specific locations. Pilates can improve your posture, core strength, flexibility, and co-ordination with the ability to modify in endless ways while changing the body quicker and more effectively.  The classes are designed to be in small groups, where I can focus on correction [&hellip

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Why Sit ups don’t give you a flat stomach?! 0

Posted on 13, June 2013

in Category Exercises

Why sit ups don’t give you a flat stomach!! Everyone wants a flat stomach, but are we doing the right exercises to help achieve our ultimate goal of that wash board stomach?! Current trends in the fitness industry encourage us all to do 100 crunches, rotational crunches, knees bent or straight crunches, crunches on a stability ball to name a few. However, after years of doing the same popular ‘core’ exercises you still continue to do them although you see no changes in your shape or stomach tone. In fact you suffer back and neck pain from perhaps over-doing it!  [&hellip

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Myths about exercising during pregnancy? 0

Posted on 17, April 2013

in Category Exercises, Uncategorized

Recently, I have met a few women who are just into their second trimester and used to be active but stopped when they found out they were pregnant. They have come to me to find out what they can and cannot do but what I have noticed over the years is the same questions being asked, not just is it safe to exercise during pregnancy but can I work my abdominals, can i continue running during my pregnancy, should my heart rate stay below 140bpm? In pregnancy there are so many myths and preconceptions about exercises so I thought I [&hellip

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Pre Natal Workshop 0

Posted on 16, October 2012

in Category Exercises

I run a monthly pre natal workshop from the David LLoyd Leisure Centre in Oxford. The workshop aims to educate all pre natal women on how to exercise safely, the do’s and dont’s of exercise through each stage of pregnancy and also how to work your pelvic floor. The aim is to ensure you learn functional exercises to cope with the day to day tasks of being a mum. Your job as a mum is very physical so learning how to lift, pick up and push and pull your pram, baby carrier, bags in and out of the car before [&hellip

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Pelvic Floor Exercises 0

Posted on 23, November 2010

in Category Exercises

Slow Contractions – squeeze back passage (stop yourself from passing wind) and front passage (stop yourself from weeing) pull up to about 40% of your maximum contraction and hold for 20sec then slowly lower. Repeat this X 10. Fast Contraction – repeat as above, this time squeeze and release 10 X quickly

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