If you immediately associate Pilates training with your core (that bit between your chest and pelvis), you wouldn’t be wrong. However, there is a plethora of evidence to suggest that there are also mental benefits to these ever popular workouts. Not convinced? The team here at ZH Pilates list a few that will hopefully change [...]
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Firstly, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that exercise, in general, is good for you. However, even with this knowledge being incredibly common, an enormous number of us feel that this is not motivation enough to get us up off of our backsides and into action! The benefits of exercise are far beyond increasing the [...]
If you’re looking for a Pilates class taught by highly trained instructors, offering a unique, community driven vibe that will help you improve your fitness as well as your social life, then look no further than ZH Pilates! Zoe Hodgson is a 3rd Generation Joseph Pilates instructor who was one of the very first people [...]
While there’s no right way to get sweaty, there’s no doubt that fitness trends can influence how people exercise. Below are the top 5 fitness trends to be aware of in 2018 and what they’re all about. 1. HIGH-INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING HIIT is already well known amongst gym-goers the world over, but it’s going to [...]
As an observer, you may think that a mat Pilates class looks like a rather sedentary activity. Most of the session is spent lying down or in a supine position. There are minimal movements and no equipment. However, as with all Pilates classes, the principles are based around concentration, control and balance – all of [...]
ZH Pilates is delighted to announce that we will be offering a brand new Barreconcept class in 2018! Our amazing instructors Rebecca Horner, Zoe Hodgson and Venessa Basson are all expertly trained in Barreconcept and are thrilled to add the class to the fantastic ZH portfolio... Barreconcept is a unique barre workout which allows you [...]
When it comes to motivating ourselves to exercise, our biggest demon is ourselves. For the most part, we all know that we should be exercising regularly. The issue is that we don’t want to! So, instead of trying to think of a few motivational slogans, the team here at ZH Pilates has listed a few [...]
Back pain is staggeringly common. One in ten of us are affected by it and a huge number of us attempt to struggle through by taking all manner of painkillers. However, a recent overview of research into back pain suggests that medication is basically pointless. This temporary remedy tends to have such a small impact [...]
If you haven’t already signed up to LUXe Bootcamp (why not?!), the team here at Zoe Hodgson Pilates would like to outline a few reasons why we think you should! We believe that the main reason people think twice about joining any bootcamp is fear. Fear that they are not fit enough, fear of looking [...]
You’ve just finished a demanding but satisfying Pilates session. Your body is crying out for sustenance. You find yourself reaching for the high-carb, high-enjoyment foods in the cupboard and justify it with the ‘I deserve it’ shrug of the shoulders. And, you know what? That’s absolutely fine… to an extent. Feeding your body is just [...]