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  • How Do You Get Out Of Bed?

    How Do You Get Out Of Bed?

    We all do this simple thing every day…get out of bed and some days it’s easier than others. So how do you get out of bed? Do you bound out of bed, full of energy and able to stand up without assistance or any aches and pains? Or is getting out of bed the first “obstacle” you’ll face in the day? After working with hundreds of people, we know that getting out of bed is a real issue for a lot of people. Nobody wants to start the day experiencing aches and pains…just from getting out of bed! If you can relate to this daily issue, then don’t despair…there is a way that you can be bounding out of bed each day. Here is a ....

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  • How To Avoid Falls & Improve Balance

    How To Avoid Falls & Improve Balance

    Unfortunately, balance is one of those aspects of fitness that doesn’t become important to someone until they suffer the consequences of not actively working on it. This usually comes in the form of a fall that results in injury, sometimes quite a nasty one at that. Wrists, elbows and shoulders end up being “brakes” for the falling body and cop a lot of the damage resulting in sprains or sometimes broken bones. Really, any part of the body can get damaged from what appears to be a simple fall. And many elderly people suffer tremendously from falls that result in broken hip joints. If you do unfortunately suffer from a fall, unless a structured rehab program ....

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  • The Quickest Way To Improve Your Walking!

    The Quickest Way To Improve Your Walking!

    Do you know what happens to the entire body when you walk? Walking is the most fundamental and important movement we can master as humans. It’s so fundamental, we take it for granted that we’ll always be capable and able to walk and perform daily activities. Yet all sorts of injuries and issues can impact walking capability, and that’s because walking is a full body movement and not just about the feet and legs. A geeky analysis of walking highlights how complex the walking movement is. How your foot hits the ground sets off a chain reaction in your entire body. And what directly impacts how your foot hits the ground is your posture and core strength. It ....

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  • 3 Reasons People Get Foot Pain & How To Avoid Them

    3 Reasons People Get Foot Pain & How To Avoid Them

    How much attention do you give your feet? Walking is one of the most necessary and fundamental movements we do as humans. Yet very few people give their feet the time and attention they need to enable functional and productive walking…for the duration of their life! As a consequence, many people suffer from foot pain, which leads to an inability to walk effectively or even at all. Why does foot pain happen? And how can you take PROACTIVE action and avoid foot issues and improve your walking capability? Below are the top 3 reasons people get foot pain and how you can avoid them. SHOES We all need to wear them but are your shoes helping your feet or hindering ....

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  • Why Walking Isn't Enough

    Why Walking Isn't Enough

    We are in fact the only creatures on the planet that do it! Walking is one of the most fundamental and natural movements we can do as human beings. An infant moves from crawling to walking without having to “learn” how to do it, they just do it naturally, we are wired to do it and it’s part of our innate ability to survive. Then we get to the other end of life and our ability to walk becomes significant for our survival also. Nobody wants to become so incapacitated that they are no longer able to walk either unaided or at all. Our survival then becomes fully reliant on other people taking care of us and our daily life experiences diminish significantly. ....

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  • How Do YOU Measure Age?

    How Do YOU Measure Age?

    What is age? How do you measure age? Traditionally, age is measured by the number of years, or decades that have ticked by on the calendar. And along with those decades, there is a long held belief that there will be a general decline in physical capability, leading to a decline in the quality of a person’s life experience. There is no doubt that there are physiological changes that happen as we get older. One of the major changes that happens to the body as it ages occurs in the spine and joints, leading to POOR POSTURE, JOINT DEGENERATION and CHRONIC PAIN. When this happens, freedom of movement is severely compromised and if you’re not PROACTIVE about ....

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  • 3 Tips To Help You Get Awesome Abs

    3 Tips To Help You Get Awesome Abs

    Every single person who starts a PILATES program wants stronger abs and core strength, for a very good reason. Having strong, functional abs feels awesome!! Your entire body feels lighter, your spine is supported, flexible and able to do everyday tasks without pain! And, your belly is flatter, toned and has shape…always a good thing! There are a few reasons why many people struggle to get STRONG ABS. TIP 1 - KNOWLEDGE Let’s face it…you don’t know, what you don’t know! When it comes to exercise, specifically the development of strong abs and a strong core, just doing some crunches and planks…like everyone else is doing, usually ....

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  • Want to master THE PLANK? Stop Making This Mistake!

    Want to master THE PLANK? Stop Making This Mistake!

    THE PLANK is an exercise that gets used a lot in fitness programs and also in Pilates, for a good reason. It’s a great exercise for total body strength, including the deep core muscles. But it’s also a challenging exercise to “get right” and get the full benefits of not only core strength, but spine strength, flexibility and great posture! Why is THE PLANK so hard to master? This is the biggest mistake people make when attempting this exercise. POOR POSTURE & BODY ALIGNMENT Posture is the foundation or framework for your body and when your deep postural muscles aren’t working well, it compromises any movement that you do. Lack of postural ....

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  • Do You Have Weak Wrists?

    Do You Have Weak Wrists?

    Have you ever thought about how much you use your wrists during the day? Just about any time you move your arm and hand, your wrist will be actively involved. And in our modern techno world, our wrists can be involved in typing, texting, swiping and scrolling for hours and hours daily. Based on this fact alone, you’d assume that most people would have mega strong wrists, right? So why do so many people struggle with wrist pain when they attempt to do any kind of exercise where weight is placed on the joint? This, of course, excludes people who have injuries or bio mechanical issues with their wrist joint, let’s assume we’re talking about healthy joints. Most ....

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  • You Should Stretch Every Day: Here's Why!

    You Should Stretch Every Day: Here's Why!

    Do you stretch every day? If you do, then a big “high five”! You’re in the minority. Stretching usually doesn’t rate that high on the priority list of daily activities for most people. Yet it’s an activity that can have a profound impact on not only the QUALITY of your daily life, but also the quality of your physical mobility and capability as you AGE…something we are all doing right now, getting older! Just 15 minutes of stretching at the beginning or end of the day (or both) is a proactive way of reducing the risk of health issues or injuries and leaves you feeling refreshed, relaxed and energised all at the same time…like taking ....

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