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Category: Stretching



The Worst Exercises for your Back and Pelvic Floor

Not only will they NOT give you a flat stomach,  you are probably  causing damage to your lower back, neck and pelvic floor. Here’s why? These exercises cause the superficial upper abdominals (the six pack rectus abdominis) to bear down into the deep stomach muscles (transverse abdominals) which then press down on the pelvic floor. If you don’t […]

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YOGA FOR LIFE CHANGE

As with many that have served in the Defence Forces, I sustained several injuries and suffered chronic pain for many years. A few more things went terribly wrong  and this lead to depression, anxiety and lots of medication and treatment. So fast forward to the present day, what has changed?? I changed. I now own and operate a […]

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VIRTUAL PERSONAL TRAINING

Despite your best intentions to train alone or go walking, it may not be enough for you to maintain the same motivation. If the group class time table doesn’t suit you, then why not do private training sessions. Option 1 – Virtually session, where we will coach you as if you were in our gym.Your […]

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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 trip 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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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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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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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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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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