Is it Hot or Is it Cold??

There’s a lot of opinion out there over when, or if, you should use heat/ice on an injury. As a general rule of thumb, use ice on acute or new injuries, and heat on stiff & aching muscles. Ice is rarely used for back pain, though if it feels right to you, trust...

Laughter really IS the best medicine!

Does an apple a day keep the doctor away? Only if you aim it well enough! When was the last time you had a great big belly laugh? Not a polite giggle, or a cursory ‘haha’, a real guffaw. A rumbling chortle that made you double over, tears spring to your eyes, and your...

Chocolate: Can it be good for me?

What’s your favourite thing about Easter? Hot Cross Buns? Egg hunts? Time with family? If, like many others, your favourite part of Easter is the chocolate, I’ve got good news for you. Chocolate is good for you! No, it’s not an April Fool’s...

Part 2: Ten Benefits of Pilates

Following our post last week outlining what Pilates is, we continue this week with how Pilates can benefit you: 1) Pilates is Adaptable & Accessible Male or female, overweight or super-fit, elderly or young, injured or elite athlete, it doesn’t matter!...

Part One: What is Pilates?

“(The Pilates Method) teaches you to be in control of your body and not at its mercy.” ~ Joseph Pilates Pilates is a system of exercises developed by German-born Joseph Pilates (born 1883) over a period of 60 years. It incorporates mat work, as well as...