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What is Pilates

04/11/19

What is Pilates: Pilates is a mat based mind and body exercise class focusing on good posture and form whilst promoting muscular power, muscular endurance, and flexibility, all of which help alleviate pain. Pilates involves controlled movements and exercises on...

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Who are we?

04/11/19

We are Sarah and David Booth, collectively known as Variety Fitness. Sarah predominately teaches all the Pilates classes at the studio and can help you significantly reduce your Back pain. Through years of experience Sarah has helped so many people...

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Top tips to reducing back pain

14/10/19

4 out of 5 adults will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, here are a few tips to reduce your back pain. Move – being seated all day shortens muscles which then pull on your spine...

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11 and 12 of the Thirteen 13s charity challenge

14/10/19

As 11 and 12 came within a week of each other I thought Id write 1 blog to cover both. Number 11 was Congleton half marathon and number 12 was Manchester half marathon. Congleton half was wet and windy but...

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Pilates for bulging discs

02/10/19

Is Pilates safe if you have a bulging disc? Absolutely. Sure there are exercises and movements I would advise you not to do to avoid aggravating your disc and pain but Pilates can help you so much. Doctors and physics...

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Macclesfield Half Marathon – number 10 of the Thirteen 13s challenge

02/10/19

Macclesfield Half Marathon, my home race. And I certainly looked like I enjoyed it in this photo. I run for the Macc harriers and live in Macclesfield so this race is super local to me. That said its the first...

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Have you been told you have dehydrated discs?

30/09/19

Have you finally got an MRI scan for your back pain and the report says you’ve dehydrated discs? The discs in your lower back (lumbar discs) do not have a direct blood supply so are prone to dehydration conditions such...

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Glute medius – find it with Pilates

09/09/19

Glute Medius is responsible for stabilising the pelvis and controlling the femur during dynamic movement – the swing phase of your walking gait, it is also responsible for supporting the body during the stance phase of your gait cycle. During...

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