Posts from 2016

Pilates and Yoga retreat with Variety Fitness 24th March 2017

05/12/16

            Enjoy a two night stay in Ilam Hall, a beautiful 17th Century Gothic Manor set in 84 acres of National Trust parkland. Located next to the River Manifold, near Ashbourne in the stunning Peak...

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Reformer for runners

01/11/16

The pilates reformer is the foundation of Joseph Pilates work, he started with machines and adapted the exercises to create a mathwork programme as well.  His earlier work was in prisoner of war camps where he rehabilitated the injured, he...

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Why I run

04/09/16

A lot of my class participants and personal training clients always ask me why I run if I teach so many classes and exercise is my job, well here’s my story. I started running in 2005 because I wanted to...

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My 2 go to yoga moves for post running

04/09/16

We all know runners are notoriously bad for stretching after their run and especially after their races, and yes I am including myself in this, and I should know better (hangs head in shame).  Below are my two ‘go to’...

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Dave’s muesli recipe

17/08/16

Ingredients Cashews Flaxseeds Brazil nuts Almonds Oats Chia seeds Coconut oil   How Melt the coconut oil and stir in the nuts Crush the nuts (either with the end of a rolling bin or in a blender) Lay out on...

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Breakfast is so important

17/08/16

September is better breakfast and I for one cannot leave the house without it, speaking to me before breakfast (and a cup of tea) is risky business, once Ive eaten I’m more approachable. Breakfast sets you up for the day...

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Trigger point pilates

08/05/16

Trigger points are scar tissue/ knots/ tender spots in the muscle. Trigger points can cause both localised pain and referred pain,  they can hinder movement, efficiency of the muscle and affect strength. Trigger points can be caused by previous injury,...

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Exercise to reduce blood pressure

27/03/16

High blood pressure is defined as 140/90mmHg, having high blood pressure can have lead to many other health problems such as heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, eye damage, bone loss and sexual dysfunction. Exercise can reduce blood pressure and has...

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