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Avoiding injuries for runners

Running remains one of the world’s most popular forms of exercise, arguably due to its accessibility. All you need is a good pair of running shoes and the determination to step outside and put one foot in front of the other. Data from Strava reveals 82 million runs were recorded … Continued

The Importance of Ski Preparation

It’s that time of the year again when snow bunnies hit the slopes for the thrill and excitement of winter sports. However, they have a high incidence of injuries; more than 246,000 people were treated at hospitals, doctors’ offices, and emergency rooms for injuries related to winter sports in 2015, … Continued

Blood Sugar Nutrition

Who doesn’t need a sweet treat?! Whether it’s an afternoon chocolate bar, morning croissant, a small biscuit to go with our cup of tea or indulging in cakes and pastries on special occasions – sugar is a huge part of our lives and with sugary foods being within easy and … Continued

The Importance of Pilates During Menopause

The menopause can hold a lot of questions for women. Improving your health during the menopause is at the top of most women’s wish lists. Exercise is a popular way to improve your physical and emotional wellbeing but as your body experiences the changes that come with menopause you may … Continued

Injury Prevention For Triathletes

Injuries in triathlons can be broadly categorized into acute and repetitive categories. Now there’s not much we can do if someone kicks you in the water or if you crash your bike, so we’ll stick to the repetitive injuries and hone in on knees, backs and shoulders, because this is … Continued

The ABC of Pilates for Kids

Skills for a Lifetime of Good Health Kids are back to school and the new academic year is promising to be filled with studying and learning exciting things! Alongside numerical and language literacy, physical literacy is paramount for children’s development and a lifetime of good health. Pilates – a fun, … Continued

The Benefits of Exercise

Want to stay fit, boost your energy and feel better this summer? …Just exercise! As many of you prepare to jet off on holiday this summer, you may find that your exercise regime is slightly disrupted. You may not be in your usual routine or perhaps won’t have access to … Continued

Run Training for 5km Plus

You’ve completed your couch to 5km sessions and you are wondering what to do next, the obvious challenges are faster or further. Most couch to 5km programmes build up your running stamina to the exclusion of everything else but a committed runner needs to look at the bigger picture. As … Continued

Pilates for Cyclists: An Interview

There are many different reasons to undertake Pilates to support your training and involvement in sports. As a clinician you can tell people that strength and conditioning is a key component to their success and injury prevention in both sprint and long-distance events, but there isn’t anything more convincing than … Continued