Glasgow Fitness Feast

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 by

In today’s blog, I’m going to promote the Glasgow Fitness Feast event happening on Saturday 14th October at 4pm at Dance HQ. So, what is happening at the event? Well, it is a 2 hour event, where you will enjoy a 45 minute Burlexercise class, a 45 minute Barre Pilates class, find out more about

This week’s blog is all about Pilates! I’m sure a lot of you know what Pilates is, but there are still many misconceptions about Pilates. So, I’m going to give you a bit more information about it and what to expect in a class. Let’s start at the beginning. Joseph Pilates created the Pilates exercise,

Release Your Inner Showgirl

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 by

This week we are looking at Burlexercise. You may be wondering what Burlexercise is. Well, simply put it is a medium-high intensity fitness class. But actually it is so much more. The class includes 30 minutes of dance cardio combining burlesque showgirl moves with exercise. Then we spend the next 30 minutes working with dumbbells

Moving Cities

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 by

In April, I made the move to Glasgow from London. Why? For a man! My life up until now hasn’t been what I planned, but I guess the universe has its own ways to put you on the right track, and I couldn’t be happier with where I am now. In 2014, I decided to

Staying Active on a Long Haul Flight

Tuesday, 06 December 2016 by

I’m writing this blog from Sydney in Australia. Yesterday, I had a 27 hour journey to Sydney, consisting of 2 flights, one lasting 12 hours and another lasting 8 hours. Both were night flights, so lights were off and most people were asleep. I managed to get some sleep but most of it I was

Quite often I have clients in class and privately who have some kind of issue with their body. These issues are usually a back injury, neck or knee pain. I have clients who see an osteopath, physiotherapist or a chiropractor as well as coming to Pilates classes, but some choose between the two. I want

Review from Fitness Blogger Sabi Phagura

Monday, 17 October 2016 by

This week instead of telling you how great Burlexercise is, I’m going to divert your attention to Sabi Phagura’s review of the class. She is a fitness blogger and travels all around the world to try exercise classes and write reviews. Click on the link below to read the review. In her review she

Exercise of the Week: Side Lying Oyster

Thursday, 04 August 2016 by

This week we have the side lying Oyster move. Lying on our, head on our arm or on a block, hips stacked on top of each other, knees bent. Breathing in to prepare, and as we breathe out we are engaging core muscles and opening the top leg to the ceiling, making sure the hips

The fifth and sixth in our principles is precision and flow. Precision follows on nicely from concentration as to get precise moves you must concentrate. This is one of the things that makes Pilates different from other exercises. The exercise might be the same as others but the way it is executed is different. Each instruction

Exercise of the Week: The Banana

Thursday, 21 July 2016 by

This week we have the Banana! This is similar to the Prone Superman and is a great progression. In the Prone Superman, we lifted single arm and opposite leg, in the Banana we lift both arms and both legs at the same time. Lying face down we breathe in to prepare, and as we breathe

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