Resting When You’re Tired is Self Care

Resting can be challenging if you’re highly motivated or constantly have a full calendar. Hustle culture hasn’t helped either, where rest is sometimes associated with laziness, weakness and counterproductivity.  In recent years, even pre-pandemic, the conversation has thankfully shifted negative perceptions around rest to the essential human requirement.  Rest is self-care. Self-care is healthcare Quality […]

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Taking care of our body through changing seasons 

We’re fortunate that technology and modern conveniences mean we can adapt, cope and survive with seasonal environment changes far easier than our ancestors did.  Seasonal transitions and certain weather affect each of us differently. What brings happiness to some (hello sunshine!) causes irritation for others (*sneeze* allergies!). Wellbeing through the seasons Water is life Water […]

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Target your arms, abs, and butt with these Pilates moves

Pilates is a versatile and comprehensive full-body workout that can be accomplished with or without equipment, at home and in the studio. Plus, it’s now proven to improve your mental well-being. Even 15 minutes of targeted movement makes a difference if you’re pressed for time, and you’ll feel great after. If you’re looking to target […]

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How Pilates Can Improve Women’s Pelvic Floor Health

When the pelvic organs aren’t functioning correctly (bladder and urethra, uterus and vagina, rectum and anus), it significantly impacts a woman’s life. Of everyone affected by urinary and bowel incontinence in Australia, women make up 80%, so if this is you, you aren’t alone. We’re here to support women because sharing experiences and strengthening pelvic […]

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Women’s health and healing through breath focus

Our body miraculously performs around 22,000 breaths daily without a single thought or action required from us. Even more miraculous are the health and healing benefits when we take the time for focused breathing. When our breathing is compromised, our mood and energy can quickly shift. Longer term, increased carbon dioxide influences imbalances in the […]

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Why Pilates Breathing is So Good for You.

Our breath is an incredible automatic function of the body that most of us rarely think about as we go about our day.  Conscious breath connection is a beautiful grounding practice scientifically proven to have positive effects on the entire body. From the brain to blood pressure and immune system, it does this by ridding […]

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The Mat App Pilates is Perfect for Mums. 

No two days are the same as a mum, making it hard to plan and ensure you get some time for yourself to exercise. Doing a Pilates class is more than a ‘me time’ treat. Regular exercise is necessary for mums to feel good, avoid illness and manage the stresses of family life. Finding Balance […]

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Surviving Winter with The Mat App: A Women’s Health Guide

Make The Mat App part of your winter survival tool kit. Support your overall wellbeing with Pilates and maintain your practice through winter. We are fortunate in Australia that our winters are milder and shorter than in the Northern hemisphere. Nevertheless, grey skies, less sunshine and daylight hours combined with cold, damp conditions leave most […]

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Why Kegels Aren’t the Magic Fix to Pelvic Health

Kegels are fabulous for improving pelvic floor strength, however, understanding how pelvic and abdominal anatomy works, breathing correctly, and a holistic approach yields better results. Our pelvic floor and core area contain complex muscle systems that work together to maintain a natural pressure of containment so that all the organs housed there (bladder, bowel and […]

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Getting the Most from your Pilates According to your Menstrual Cycle

Hormone fluctuations over our monthly menstrual cycle play a vital role in our body’s responses. In each of the four stages of our menstrual cycle, we experience differences in mood, appetite, libido, cognitive function and energy. Studies have shown that aligning our life with our cycle helps us to maintain optimal health and avoid overwhelm, […]

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