“You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day — unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour.” – Zen proverb Understanding the benefits of meditation, I continue to dabble in it at home as I try to establish the practice as a part of my daily routine. I’ve participated in workshops, read up about different methods and subscribed to various guided meditation apps. Being fully aware … Continue reading
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With Summer around the corner, we’ve decided to challenge and motivate our clients by bringing in a theme to focus on this month. With this we hope to educate and help each of them reach new fitness goals while keeping things fun! So the theme is: The Plank! Here’s why we decided on this exercise… Why The Plank? The Pilates Plank or also known as Front Support is an isometric exercise that targets the … Continue reading
I excitedly arrived at The Source, found a mat and lay down to stretch while waiting for the Master Pilates Matwork session to start. I had been looking forward to this for weeks! A lady came and sat next to me and greeted me nervously. She asked me a few questions and then admitted that she wasn’t quite sure what this series was going to be about. All she knew was when … Continue reading
Myofascial release is a term that’s in most people’s vocabulary now. There are many different tools that one can use to facilitate myofascial release including foam rollers, small massage balls and then one of my other favourites, the Foam Ball, which I’ll be telling you a bit more about in this post. But first, here’s a bit of background on Fascia and Myofascial Release. What is Fascia Fascia is a system … Continue reading
The magic of combining Chiropractic with Pilates I recently visited Dr Tarryn Mey for a bit of maintenance on a chronic neck niggle that tends to pop up every now and then when I neglect it for a while. Needless to say, my neck felt so much better after seeing Tarryn and I found her advice to be so useful and easy to relate to. Her gentle approach is from a place of understanding, knowledge and … Continue reading
Lipidol was another one of the lovely sponsors for our end of year goody bags last year. I received so much positive feedback from my ladies about the Cleansing Face Oil which they all had the opportunity to try. It was a great opportunity for them to try a product they’d seen in stores and been curious about. Lipidol was also kind enough to send me a bottle of the cleansing body oil to … Continue reading
For our End of Year Goody Bag last year, (I know, it was quite a while ago, but time flew by so quickly!) I was blown away by the generosity of our sponsors! I approached brands that I really believe in and absolutely love and they kindly agreed to sponsor their amazing products for our Goody Bag which was a HUGE hit with our ladies! I would like to tell … Continue reading
We often take our body and what it’s capable of for granted. We neglect to prioritise ourself and our own well being when this should be on the top of our list of priorities! There are plenty of small and easy changes that you can make in your day-to-day routine to start showing your body the love and attention it deserves. One of the easiest, most beneficial and satisfying techniques that … Continue reading
After a trip to the hairdresser, one too many flicks of my new fringe left me with an intense neck spasm and since then, a niggle that’s easily aggravated by extended time in front of my computer. As my dodgy neck niggle serves as a constant reminder about my posture and how to sit at my computer in particular, to prevent neck and back pain, I thought it might be … Continue reading