A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away........ Well, Germany. But it was a long time ago! 1883, to be exact. Joseph Hubertus Pilates was born in Monchengladbach, a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He began life as a sufferer of asthma and other minor illnesses. This led him to nurture a strong [...]
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When we become captivated by a certain sport or exercise, it’s easy to become one of those people who preaches about it at every possible opportunity. Whether it’s running, spinning or yoga, we try to convert everyone we encounter. And Pilates is certainly no different! Regardless of how experienced we are, we will shout it’s [...]
We absolutely love following our clients on their journey with ZH Pilates and when they get results from our classes we are even happier. This weeks journey with ZH Pilates is from our lovely client Jane Risdale. Find out what she thinks of our classes below! I joined Zoe’s Pilates group 8 years ago with [...]
The awareness of what it means to be mindful in society today is increasing rapidly. The practice of mindfulness is beneficial to our physical and emotional well-being. Neuroscience research has shown that regular mindfulness practice can help reduce the modern-day symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression. It can also strengthen our immune system, improve our [...]
We absolutely love following our clients on their journey with LUXe and when they get results from our classes we are even happier. This weeks 'LUXe Journey' is from our lovely client Lilian Mace. Find out what she thinks of our classes below! Why did you decide to join LUXe Bootcamp? I decided to join [...]
So, you’ve hit the big 60? So what?! Your life is now your own and you can set your fitness free. Time is no longer such an issue, nor is the necessity to wear snazzy hot pants or Lycra micro tops. Embrace your body and your fitness! ‘EXERCISE – THE MIRACLE CURE’ This is the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]