Vital Pilates

My 9 Day Cleanse

Why? I normally start each new year with a dry January – no alcohol for one month.  This is because for me it always feels like a good start to the new year ahead.  This year I decided to do the ‘Clean 9’ by Forever Living. This is a 9 day cleanse, which comes in […]

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What is the difference between Matwork and Equipment Pilates?

The Question? This is a question I am often asked by clients, particularly new clients who have just started Pilates.  Most of them have heard of matwork Pilates but the equipment side is new to them. The Answer Matwork classes At Vital Pilates a mat class is an hour long and has a maximum of […]

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My Month as a Vegan

Why? About eight months ago, for ethical reasons my daughter decided to become a vegetarian.  After being vegetarian for about four months she decided to become vegan and just eat a plant based diet.  When she first told me she was going to become vegan I had concerns, these were for her general health, Was […]

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A great Exercise for Cyclists

Cycling is a great form of exercise which can be done all year round.  I have many clients who are keen cyclists.  Some are fair weather cyclists who turn up to class on their bikes when the weather permits and others are more committed to their cycling, cycling long distances all year around and often […]

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Sequential Spinal Movement

What is it? Sequential Spinal Movement is a key characteristic of many mat work and equipment exercises. It is a movement that requires the spine to move one vertebra at a time, releasing the spine joint by joint, from top to bottom or bottom to top. The exercises need to be executed slowly and in […]

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A Great Exercise for Golfers

Golf is a great form of exercise which can be played all year round. I have many clients, both male and female, who are keen golfers. They often tell me that by coming to Pilates regularly their golf has improved and they seem to suffer with less problems with injuries. Pilates exercises that help to […]

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Exciting News! Free Health Talks

We are excited to announce that Elena Durnford – Pilates Foundation Teacher and spinal rehabilitation trainer and Leanne Massey – Doctor of Chiropractic are offering free health talks to local businesses in Bristol. The Talk This talk will cover the health benefits of Pilates and Chiropractic care and how this care can help to improve […]

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What stretches would be good for my stiff neck?

The Question? This is a question I am frequently asked by my clients who are suffering with stiff, immobile necks and a question I now seem to be getting asked more often. I have always worked with a wide range of clients of all ages and generally I have found that my older clients have […]

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A Great Exercise for Skiers

Skiing is a great form of exercise, but whether you are a professional skier or just enjoy skiing for fun it’s a good idea to get fit before the ski season starts. Exercises that strengthen and stretch your muscles and improve your balance are great. Skiers tend to use most of their lower body muscles, […]

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Can Pilates help me to lose weight?

The Question? This is a question I often get asked by my clients, particularly by new clients who have just started Pilates and are looking at improving their general fitness and changing their current lifestyle. The Answer Yes – From my experience of working with clients for many years and seeing their bodies change shape, […]

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