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Paradise Pilates: Fiji Core Galore

Welcome back! If your core is fairly deconditioned, I can currently really relate. After several weeks of mainly yoga, swimming and kayaking, I am slowly building back up to looking and feeling like a Pilates instructor. With your core, less can often be more – in particular if you are generally quite sporty and your […]

TRY THIS: teetotal vs champagne

Was anybody else surprised to see an International Champagne Day pop up on Friday? In the face of Dry July and no-drinking challenges everywhere, it kinda smacked of bad taste – or make that stale champagne – to me. But then I’ve lately been going through a bit of a transformation with my tastebuds following […]

TRY THIS: New Year’s Resolution Now

With Jingle Bells playing in shopping malls, crying kids queuing for a ride with Santa and 2012 rapidly drawing to a close, have you thought about your New Year’s Resolution yet? Who are we kidding… You probably haven’t even gotten anywhere near your Christmas shopping, right? Can I suggest to you right now – before […]

Paradise Pilates: Fiji Leg Alert

I spent all of September deepening my understanding of yoga in gorgeous Fiji. Staying at Daku Resort in Savusavu, it wasn’t your usual holiday. Instead of  exploring the island or sailing from one to another, I spent my days meditating, practising yoga sequences and chanting with a whole bunch of amazing girls. It was an […]

TRY THIS: wellbeing practice

If you think the latest crash diet, a personal trainer to whip you into shape or the odd nip and tuck will help you become or stay gorgeous, you’re on a one way train to divorcing-your-body-hell. Perhaps you sometimes wonder how models, actresses and celebrities get  incredibly good-looking and healthy and think easy fixes are […]

Pilates Ab Exercises vs Standard Sit-Ups

You don’t need a lot of time to improve your core strength with Pilates. It’s a fact. Studies show that Pilates exercises like the roll-up and teaser beat sit-ups by far. They may not work your six pack muscle – the rectus abdominus – as much but that is a good thing! In contrast, they […]