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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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When I realised I didn’t suck at yoga

I hear people say it all the time, “I don’t do Yoga because it hurts my back, or I have a bad back and can’t do those twists”, or “I’m just not that flexible”, the post below could’ve well have been written by me or about me! It’s titled “when I realised I didn’t suck at yoga”. […]

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Yoga for PTSD

Yoga has had proven results in helping those suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), anxiety, depression and stress related illnesses. Our nervous system has two responses sympathetic (fight and flight) and parasympathetic, where we want to sit back and relax. Unfortuntely when the sympathic responses have been switched on for long periods of time […]

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