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How to Get Rid of Shoulder Stiffness

Stiffness in the shoulders and neck is very common. It’s often the place we hold tension! If it goes unchecked, this stiffness can cause mobility issues, headaches and continued discomfort. The cause of this tension and pain is often poor posture or our position, like sitting at a desk for a long time. The other

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3 Things to Look for When Choosing a Health Coach

There’s a much better chance of your success when you have a coach! I’m reminded of when I first started My Pilates Time and invested in a business coach. I also remember my first teaching job at a school and the mentor (the teacher in the room next door) who guided me through that first

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Pilates for After You’ve Been Sick

The number one thing you’ve been asking for lately is how to get back to pilates after having covid or the flu. It can be challenging to get back to exercise after being sick. Our bodies feel more fragile, achy and we have less energy. The other reason it’s hard to roll out our mat

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Everyone Loves an Origin Story, Here’s Mine!

12 years ago I signed up to take my first pilates class – it was a BIG decision for me. Heading off to a group class was super daunting, and my body insecurity was an extra hurdle I had to jump over. But I know the importance of taking time to look after myself and

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I’ve Got Your BACK!

Having strong glutes is essential! Having strong glutes will support your lower back when lifting, prevent knee issues, and is important for your alignment of the pelvis and overall posture! If you need to walk, run, stand on one leg, sit on the toilet, swing a golf club or move around at all… then you’re

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How to Feed Your Mind With Good and Positive Thoughts

We all know that taking care of our mental health is just as important as looking after our bodies. So getting our thinking right is the first step to making changes and forming new habits. I regularly talk to women who want to make changes to their overall health. They want to feel better. They

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3 Signs You Need To Do Pilates

If you’ve experienced any of these 3 things, it’s likely that pilates will be your answer. 1. Back Pain If you suffer from back pain, knowing the right pilates exercises will give you relief. Pilates is famously known for developing core strength. Although, training the deep core muscles and gaining a six pack is not

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Stuck In a Rut Healthwise?

Get Back To Your Best Shape in 5 Steps No doubt you know what it takes to get healthy and live a healthier life. You know you should eat more veggies, exercise regularly, cut out processed foods and find ways to reduce stress. But the truth is, it isn’t easy to change ingrained habits. And,

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Family Roast with Apricot Glaze

There’s something special about preparing a roast for your family. I love preparing a meal like this, knowing that it’ll bring us all together when it’s ready. The bonus of this recipe is that it feels a little bit special without being time consuming or complicated. Simply make the marinade, then arrange the veggies and

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My Favourite Props for Pilates at Home

It can be so daunting to know which props you’ll need when you first start out with pilates, but it’s super exciting too! I’ll let you in on a secret. I use props to keep me from getting bored and losing interest. Plus, the right prop can make the exercises much easier and this is

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Trio of Smoothies

Smoothies are such a quick and easy meal or snack and a great way to add in extra veggies! Load them up with veggies like cauliflower and spinach (Yes, it really does work!) and you’ll be adding important micronutrients and antioxidants which will boost your immunity, cell function and detoxification. These three smoothies also contain

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Self Care is Not a Luxury – It’s Essential

All too often we rush around and even when we’re not, our mind is whirring a thousand miles an hour! Learning to slow down has been a priority of mine for the past few years and here are the benefits I’ve noticed in my own life.  Better Focus – Taking time to reset and recharge helps

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Do You Know a New Mum?

This program has been created for her and would make a special gift! Have you ever given a gift that changed somebody’s life? We’re constantly amazed by the feedback we get from women who try ‘My Pilates Time’ for the first time. “I have finally found something that makes my body feel good and creates

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Mindful Living to Find Purpose and Peace

Through mindful living, you’ll be able to enjoy the moments, find more happiness, joy and purpose. Here are some ways to build habits of mindfulness.   A Morning Ritual – As the day is just beginning, sit quietly with your cup of tea and decide how you want to show up for the day. Start

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Pelvic Floor Pilates Class

No matter what your stage of life, having a healthy pelvic floor is essential!In Pilates, we often focus on the core, and this usually includes exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor.Pelvic floor strength will help stabilise the pelvis and support the organs of the lower abdominal, such as the bladder and uterus.Most of us have

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Live Classes are Game Changers. Here’s Why.

I’ll let you in on a secret. The first time I decided to host a live online class, I was so nervous! The truth is, I didn’t sleep much the night before because I was so worried about how it would go. I was terrified that the tech wouldn’t work for me, (well, actually to

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The Joy of Slow Living

There’s nothing quite like that first quiet cup of tea in the morning! Camping this week, I was able to sit by this lake and soak it all in! The bird song was incredible, the lake changed colour every moment and the cool mountain air filled my lungs and soul.     My message for

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Pilates in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado

I’m here in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado on holidays with my family. We have loved seeing the mountains and wildlife. Yesterday we went into the National Park, and were lucky to see an elk, a glimpse of a moose, chipmunks and squirrels. We were very high, actually 12 000 feet in altitude. We

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Sunday Cooking Ideas for an Easy Week

Planning your food ahead of time is a recipe for success when you are striving to eat well and healthily. Here are my tips for a Sunday afternoon cook up which saves me plenty of time and thought throughout a busy week.

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5 Gentle Exercises for Low Back Pain

Pain in your lower back? Pilates can help. Many of us have experienced pain the lower back at some time. I remember, when my kids were little, it was lifting the heavy pram in and out of the car, which would trigger pain. I have some simple exercises you can do to release your lower

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What to Expect in Your First Pilates Class

If you’ve been thinking about booking in for a Pilates class, here are some examples of what to expect.
This short video will show you some beginner exercises and outline some of the language used to cue you and help you understand the purpose of the movements.

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Why Kids Need Pilates Too!

Children can benefit from Pilates exercises and classes. Teaching children about their bodies and how to move well, will set them up for a better understanding of how they use their bodies for sports and general life. Pilates will help develop confidence, flexibility, posture and strength in growing bodies.

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