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Secrets to Weight Loss

‘If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.’ From experience I see this time and time again, if the only goal a client has is to lose xx kilos,  nothing changes long term. If and when the weight goal is reached for that special event, generally […]

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Overcoming Fibromyalgia

Are you tired all the time, have achy joints, headaches and can’t seem to remember anything?  In 2008 I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia following years of chronic pain and extreme fatigue. Because nothing was evident on blood tests, Dr’s could not diagnose the problem, so I was left to deal with the pain/fatigue  and continued to try and perform all activities as normal; but the more I […]

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Don’t use Injury as an excuse for not exercising

INJURY PREVENTION and/or INJURY REHABILTATION Once we sustain an injury we tend to suffer from fear avoidance and stop exercising entirely. This can sometimes be an excuse for not exercising for years on end particularly if it’s a back or knee issue (for example). But is it always the best thing to do? If it’s an […]

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MINDFULNESS – What is it?

Whoaaaa ,slow down – LIFE  is way too busy.  You will hear the term MINDFULNESS  more and more often, so what it is? I think we can all agree that our lives have got busier with each passing decade. There is relentless communications, social media, the expectation of constant contact and demands of daily life personal and […]

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The Worst Exercises for your Back and Pelvic Floor

The Worst Exercises that you can do for your lower back and pelvic floor have just been named and shamed in this month’s Member’s Newsletter. It should be noted that at least half of those exercises are Pilates based, so are you keeping your back and pelvic floor safe? Want to learn more? Join us for our New 7 Week Spring Health and […]

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Hiking is great for your health and wellbeing

Since I embarked into multi day hiking in 2008, following many years of chronic pain, my passion for hiking has grown into an obsession. It feeds my soul, soothes my brain and makes my body feel alive. Even on some tougher hikes, there is nothing more rewarding than that feeling that comes with the  physical exertion of completing […]

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Is 50 the new 40 or is it even better?

Fifty is definitely the new 40. So if you are about to turn 50 (or perhaps if you are already there) it’s certainly not the time to stop exercising, in fact quite the opposite is true. At least half of the age related diseases and injuries are caused by disuse and misuse. We should therefore be building strong bodies […]

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De-Stress with Alternate Nostril Breathing (Nadi Sodhana)

Nadi Sodhana is a breathing technique that has a direct link to balance the hemisphere’s in the brain. It can de stress and quieten the mind, release tension and anxiety through the body and may also help with restful sleep. Practiced on a regular basis, it is particularly useful for those with depression, PTSD, anxiety, […]

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Why you should try Yoga

Slowly but surely I am turning into a Yogini. The truth is, the thought of attending a Yoga class 5 years ago terrified me, I had many bad experiences in the past and I was always the least flexible in the room and felt embarrassed by my limited range of movement in the asanas (postures). […]

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Ladies Walking and Wine Adventure, Marlborough Region, NZ 8-13 May 2017

Grab your passport, sense of adventure and get ready for a the next FLF adventure in a beautiful part of New Zealand 8 – 13 May 17. You carry nothing but your camera, water, a few snacks, whilst your luggage is transported to our next lodge and will be waiting in your hotel room. After easy walking distances, […]

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