Some mothers-to-be are cautious about exercising, practicing breathing and relaxation exercises during pregnancy due to concerns about harming the baby.
However exercise during pregnancy is a crucial part of keeping active and dealing with your changing shape and weight. Prenatal Pilates is an excellent way of keeping fit and in-shape throughout pregnancy. It helps the body to prepare for the physical demands of labour.
For all of you who know me, the fact that I am passionate about sharing my love for mindful, holistic, functional movement and forms of exercise do not come as a surprise. I have always been grateful when I’m surrounded by professionals who have the same devotion and ethos for exercising and offer their knowledge selflessly, abundantly to those who trust us with their fitness goals and health challenges as I do. (more…)
More often, we associate yoga with stretching or relaxation and meditation. You would always hear the words stillness, breath, letting go and devotion. All these are few of the many facets of yoga that affects one’s quality of life. Yoga is considered an ancient medicine with a wide array of benefits not just physically. One’s state of mental health, overall wellbeing and spirituality could greatly improve if consistently practiced. (more…)
Working out one-on-one with a trainer can be very productive and extremely effective: you may concentrate on yourself and train at your own pace or level, planning each session according to your weekly schedule. Yet, this is not always true: some of us may lose motivation when exercising alone, and feel instead more inspired in the company of another. (more…)
Summer season is reaching to its end, the pace is picking up, traffic is picking up and schools are about to begin. Are you going to let stress get over your life once again? Don’t you think that it is time to do those steps towards the life that we all know we deserve? Dedicate this season to a healthier happier you and enjoy the journey!
We are already in the heart of summer, more and more of our friends, colleagues, and acquaintance are gone for holidays and finally, we got some time to cool down from the fast-paced lifestyle we are leading. I personally love to stay in the city when it gets quieter; it gives me the chance to redefine myself, my goals and my vision. I take advantage of the free time and I try to literally declutter my heart and mind from all the unnecessary noise, thoughts, destructions have been pilling up all through the busy times of the year. (If you are unaware of the benefits of mindfulness you can read this Harvard health article I found on physical and mental health well-being). So if you are a little bit like me, and you feel the need to take the time and redefine who you are, what you want to be and most importantly how to be more present in this precious life we all lead, then this blog post might come in handy! I’m sharing with you my…recharging tips and practices that help me renew myself from within, recharge and reconnect with my fire and the passion I chose to live and share with the world.
Miraculous changes happen to your body in each trimester of your pregnancy, but each phase presents new challenges and concerns for expecting mothers. For all you soon to be mamas, we have put together a list of some of the most frequently asked questions our Pilates trainers get asked.
Learn How to Move Your Body with Pilates and Change Your Life Forever
Pilates is not just one more fitness trend. This method has been changing bodies and lives for almost a century. Nothing can help you understand it better than personal trainings. This experience will stay with you forever.
With the end of year holidays approaching, it always seems more difficult for us to stick to healthy eating and fitness habits. To help keep you active with a busy holiday schedule, here are a few tips to stay motivated
I have dedicated my entire life to movement and exercise. I have done pretty much everything; from sports to professional dance, majoring in Dance Education aiming for Movement Psychotherapy (non-verbal). I have discovered the amazing benefits of Mind & Body forms of exercising such as Yoga, Pilates and Gyrotonic. The more I’ve learned, the more I realized that I can actually “WORK SMART, NOT HARD” to get the maximum of my time in exercising.