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Pilates pandemic story

I put a little post of me talking about Joe Pilates and the 1918 Flu pandemic on FB today. Here’s the story. Joe Pilates was in an internment camp for the duration of WW1 and was imprisoned there during the flu pandemic that arrived world wide and into Joe’s camp in 1918. Joe lived through a 4 year lock down and a pandemic.In that time. Joe lost his personal freedom. He became a prisoner. A victim of events beyond his control. As a positive and driven character, Joe really used his time in l...

April 18, 2020

Move to better health

The greatest threat to our health, in this age of the internet, computer and TV is not moving enough. Many people are doing less and spending longer in front of screens. We know that sitting is the new smoking as they say and its contribution to the obesity epidemic is well covered.Sadly, it is not even enough to be a weekend warrior if you spend all week at a desk. We need to move for a few minutes in every hour as well.Here’s why. Our moving calf muscles act as pumps, squeezing the bloo...

January 28, 2020

The Health Benefits of Christmas!

Christmas may not be a time you naturally associate with health benefits, however there are some real up sides to this time of feasting and celebration. Christmas is a time when we gather together and connect with others close to us like family and we connect more socially in the wider community, in our work places, with our friends and neighbours.Surprisingly people who lack close relationships carry the same risk to their health as smokers and obese people. Loneliness is literally a killer.The...

November 23, 2019

What are Probiotics and can they help us in our search for good health?

Probiotics are microbe rich foods or supplements that help our digestion by encouraging the growth of “good” bacteria. We all have millions of bacteria living in our large intestine and throughout our gut and these microbes play an important role in processing the nutrients from our food.Each person has a unique “biome” or microbial environment in their gut. Our biome is both genetic / inherited and is also affected by diet, certain illnesses and medicines. When we have taken antibiotics...

October 25, 2019

Joe Pilates Story: The Early Years

It’s great to look at how the genius inventor and teacher Joe Pilates became one of the great influencers in physical fitness and wellness methods of the 20th and early 21st century. There were some key influences and events that shaped his life and his work. Like so many driven and exceptional people Joe had to overcome adversity many times in his life. Born in Germany in 1883 to a German mother and Greek father Joe was not a healthy well-developed child. He was a weak child suffering from Rh...

October 7, 2019

Mindfulness

We hear a lot about mindfulness at the moment. We hear that mindfulness will improve our lives, make us better partners and parents, help us succeed at work and improve our health and well-being. So first, what is mindfulness. Imagine. You are on holiday in a beautiful place. Let’s say you are lying on a lounger feeling warmth from the sun and a gentle breeze on your skin, the scent of flowers drifts by and you hear the ocean waves rolling onto the shore and maybe some birds nearby hopping and...

September 7, 2019

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a ‘who’ and a ‘what’. The exercise technique called Pilates is named after the man Joseph Pilates.   Joe was a practical genius, an inventor and an outstanding teacher who had a big effect on the world of physical fitness training and exercise. His Pilates classes are now taught all over the world, which was his dream. We have Pilates mat work in almost every suburb and many places are lucky enough to have a Pilates Studio too, we have Turning Tide Studio in Titirang...

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