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5 Reasons Why You Have to Man Up for Pilates

posted by:Guest writer; Mehret Hope, Pilates Instructor, Director and Founder of

Pilates, developed by a man, Joseph Hubertus Pilates in the early 1900s, is an exercise system that focuses on stretching and strengthening the whole body. Generally, it improves balance, muscle strength, flexibility, and posture. Up until today, it is generally regarded as female-oriented. After reading this article, you will be surprised on the great benefits it can give men.

Tags:Pilates, Pilates for Men, Reformer Pilates

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Tips for Self-Care this Season

posted by:Katie Cornish, 200hr Qualified Yoga Teacher

Taking time out of your already jam-packed day for a bit of self-care may well feel impossible but if you can sneak in even 1-2 minutes meditation or maybe ten, twenty or even thirty minutes were you solely focus on something that makes you feel happy, calmer and more at peace with the world in what can feel like a chaotic storm, then you’ll reap the benefits for sure!

Tags:yoga, Pilates, self-care

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Yoga as a tool for preventing injury

posted by:Yvette, Yoga Teacher & Head Yoga Tutor for HFE

There’s no denying that yoga is a popular tool for athletes and fitness enthusiasts looking to prevent injuries and improve their performance. Sports teams are now regularly employing yoga instructors as part of their coaching teams. British Heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill cited yoga as a crucial addition to her Olympic preparation regime while NBA star LeBron James famous

Tags:yoga, yoga for preventing injury

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Our Top 5 Stocking Fillers!

posted by:MAD-HQ

Christmas is fast approaching and finding those perfect gifts is starting to seem a bit like finding a needle in a haystack, but never fear, we’re on hand to help this holiday season. Here are our Top 5 stocking filler gifts that we’re sure the fitness fanatic, yogi or yogini or Pilates lover in your life will be sure to appreciate:

Tags:Christmas Gift Guide, Christmas, Stocking Fillers, Fitness

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