By Topic: sports

Athletic Partnerships at Andrew Boy Charlton Pool

Movement is our passion.  We love working with athletes – from amateur to elite level. And we’ve racked up quite a track record working with tennis players and golfers at the Royal Sydney Golf Course, the NRL referees team and Wests Tigers as well as triathletes, cyclists, runners , swimmers and dancers. Sol also assisted […]

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 […]

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 […]

BLOG: 10km Fiji Swim Adventure

  Total calm and ease were the two dominant feelings in the 12 hours leading up to my first solo 10km ocean swim. There was nothing left to do other than last minute race preps like putting out all my gear, checking my gels, goggles, cossie, eating, hydrating and praying for better weather than the […]

Stretch Yourself – Women’s Running Blog Post

Back in the eighties, ballistic stretches were all the rage, bopping your head and fingertips down towards your toes to the sound of ‘Rhythm Is a Dancer’ – as were Jane Fonda videos, dotted leggings and headbands. I sincerely hope you have given up on all of the above and only listen to ‘Heaven is […]

Maintenance routine for heart, head & body

Over the last few years I’ve developed a habit of daily meditation. It didn’t come naturally at first. Like a lot of you who are reading this, I struggled to sit still and “not think”. I preferred running meditation, swimming, dancing… Anything that would exhaust my body, release endorphins and quieten my mind through my […]

Question Answered: Pilates for Runners with Upper Body Tightness

If you do a lot of upper body work – exercises like boxing, lifting or rowing – you may find you struggle with tension through the neck and shoulders when running or perhaps you find you can’t open your chest well and get deep breaths in, exhausting more quickly. Here are a few Pilates exercises […]

Pix Update – Just for Fun

Despite my broken foot, I’ve been a busy bee shooting over the last few weeks. It’s amazing how much you can cheat walking, running and even single leg squats when you’re incapacitated. Although some of my efforts required a fair bit of voltarengel, lots of ice and a strong resolve. But I think the end […]

Injury? What Injury?

When you’re sick, laughter, rest and sleep are the best medicine… Unless if you’re an athlete. Elite or not, they’re a particularly interesting breed.  While I understand the concept of rest and strive for balance in my training, I must’ve been sitting on my ears when I was told that rehab exercises won’t help my […]