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Optimum Health for weight loss LIVE WORKSHOP Sunday 28th January 2018

by Adele on 11th November 2017 in Nutrition

Optimum Healthy Weight Loss A healthy and relaxing day on Sunday 28th January 2018 to get you back in gear after the Christmas excess The workshop will be an interesting and educational day which will also have healthy snacks, lunch, conversation and calming exercise. The event is going to be themed on: ‘Optimum Health around […]

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How to improve your pelvic floor EVEN while sitting at a desk all day

by Adele on 27th October 2017 in Pilates

Pelvic floor muscle tone Your pelvic floor muscles involve several interconnected muscles that support the internal organs of your pelvis. Together they are like a trampoline or hammock that stretches from your tailbone to our pubic bone.  These muscles can lose tone when they are not used properly or regularly which is the case with […]

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The Ten Wonders of Pilates

by Adele on 13th October 2017 in Pilates

Pilates builds up the strength of your core muscles Not only that Pilates builds up your flexibility, your range of movement through your joints and relieves back pain.  Practising Pilates at least twice a week is a great foundation for good health and a happy mobile retirement.  You don’t want to simply celebrate your 80th Birthday you […]

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Optimum Health around your menopause
Optimum Health around your menopause

by Adele on 3rd September 2017 in Pilates

Optimum Health around your menopause Your Health Day is confirmed for Sunday 12th November. It will consist of an interesting and educational day which will also have healthy snacks, lunch, conversation and calming exercise.  The event is going to be themed on: ‘Optimum Health around your menopause.’  Here is the general format for the day, […]

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2 secrets to a healthy tummy - Adele's Pilates
2 secrets to a healthy tummy

by Adele on 28th June 2017 in Pilates

Fed up feeling bloated and your tummy ‘being in your way?’ After three caesareans I know exactly how you feel – having to lift my tummy to feel more comfortable and less sweaty. YUCK! gross.  I was used to feeling conscious of the way I looked even as a fitness instructor. Even as a fitness […]

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3 things to improve your health

by Adele on 10th June 2017 in Nutrition

Improve your health The three things you need to do to improve your health and wellbeing are: 1. Exercise – 3 different varieties for optimum health 2. Eat more protein and less carbs 3. Mindset, be kind to yourself. Exercise – 3 different exercise strategies Sticking to one type of exercise is not healthy.  If […]

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FREE Pilates class 3rd June

by Adele on 18th May 2017 in Pilates

Saturday 3rd June Matthew Hall Topsham 3pm to 4:30pm If you have ever wanted to try Pilates with me or if you want a free extra top up class, come along on Saturday 3rd June at Matthew Hall, Topsham.  The class will start with a quick chat from Pauline about Ataxia, a health chat about nutrition, […]

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Exercises to improve your knee strength
Exercises to improve your knee strength PART 2

by Adele on 18th March 2017 in Knee recovery exercise

Exercises to improve your knee strength PART 2 Thank you for joining me on the second edition of knee strength exercise to relieve muscle imbalances and knee pain. Relieve knee pain is as easy as a squat or two 😉 Recent research concluded that arthritis, tears or cartilage damage can be prevalent without pain.  Knee […]

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Exercises to improve your knee strength

by Adele on 16th March 2017 in Knee recovery exercise

What is causing your knee pain? Arthritis, meniscus tear, worn away cartilage all give you knee pain – RIGHT?  Err no. Recent research concluded that arthritis, tears or cartilage damage can be prevalent without pain.  Knee pain is not necessarily a direct result of disease or damage. Knee pain is more predictable with an imbalance […]

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Food that affect yours health

by Adele on 28th February 2017 in Nutrition

Food has a powerful impact on your overall wellbeing. You know it, you can appreciate that food can help you to feel great. The right food can help you to heal and give you more energy, relax you and make you happy. On the other hand, it can also make you rubbish, crappy even. Eating the […]

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Reduce your bloated tummy - Adele's Pilates
Reduce your bloated tummy?

by Adele on 28th February 2017 in Pilates

Eating certain foods will improve the look and feel of your tummy. However, you can eat other foods that will suddenly make you look like you’re 20 weeks pregnant again as you surreptitiously unbutton your jeans. Avoid processed foods and bread to reduce your chance of bloating. Listen to your body and look for patterns, […]

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Pilates Breathing

by Adele on 26th February 2017 in Pilates

Pilates Breathing  Joseph Pilates was asthmatic and therefore was understandably focused on proper breathing. He advocated inhalations that filed the lungs entirely and exhalations that emptied the lungs to the very bottom, cleaning the bloodstream and purifying the body of toxins. The Pilates method as performed today follows a simple breathing technique known as lateral breathing. Your […]

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What do you need to bring to a Pilates class - Adele's Pilates
What do you need to bring to a Pilates class?

by Adele on 21st February 2017 in Pilates

Equipment You will need to bring: 1. Health Safety Questionnaire – download it here 2. A hand towel to place under your head – not because you are perspiring so much! 3. Small hand weights 1kg or 2lbs – sports shop or online at Amazon 4. Pilates 1.2m band, bring your own or purchase one […]

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Prolapse - what you need to know - Adele's Pilates
Prolapse – what you need to know.

by Adele on 21st February 2017 in Pilates

My passion is Pilates, I love it. But there are some moves you need to be careful of if you have a ‘prolapse’. I was asked about it again this week so I thought I would outline a few things to help. SIT UPS Sit ups are NOT the best exercise to do to ‘tone’ […]

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Why choose Adele’s Pilates?

by Adele on 21st February 2017 in Pilates

Whether you are an online subscriber or a participant in my classes why should you choose Adele’s Pilates? I teach every exercise at 3 levels: Level 1: Beginners Level 2: Intermediate Level 3: Advanced There will be a level for you, you will instantly feel comfortable in the Pilates moves.  Perhaps one exercise moves you will […]

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Is Pilates only for people with a bad back - Adele's Pilate
Is Pilates only for people with a bad back?

by Adele on 21st February 2017 in Pilates

Is Pilates only for people with a dodgy back? Pilates is an essential part of everybody’s daily health care. Pilates is the basis of everything you do. I refer to Pilates as the platform for life. Mummies need Pilates Pilates is perfect for you, returning to exercise after childbirth. Pilates is perfect to strengthen your […]

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What is Pilates? Adele's Pilates
What is Pilates?

by Adele on 21st February 2017 in Pilates

You can benefit from Pilates today it will help improve your everyday movement or improving your sports performance. Whether you have a niggling back ache or maybe a few pelvic floor issues? Pilates will help relieve back ache whether you are a top performing athlete – and of course, there are a lot of us […]

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