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September 12, 2017

Try Pilates

Filed under: Uncategorized,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 10:38 am

Try Pilates – If you have been meaning to start exercising and have not yet come up with the perfect type of exercise for your needs. You might at some point like to test out Pilates and see if that suits your requirements. A relatively low impact style of exercise which can be practised by people of all ages and levels of fitness, Pilates was developed during the 1920s by a physical trainer named Joseph Pilates (Hence the name). Since his death in the 1960s many other styles of Pilates were formulated by the followers of Joseph Pilates and there were later some legal wrangles over who owned the right to the name, courts ruled that it was a generic name and could be used by anyone offering such exercise classes. Pilates can have many benefits as an exercise technique and these benefits include: better posture, body awareness, muscle strengthening, relief from pain (especially lower back pain), increased core strength, improved flexibility, better balance and stability. Pilates is mostly done in a group but you can find one to one classes if you would prefer.

July 1, 2017

Zumba Classes Are More Fun

Filed under: Sports,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , , — needahand @ 11:36 am

Zumba Classes Are More Fun – Are you always wanting to do more exercise but get bored with most forms of exercise? It could be that Zumba is the thing for you. A single Zumba class could expend between 500 and 1000 calories, and while you are losing those calories you are also having fun. Attending any Zumba session and you will notice the happy smiling faces of all the people who are participating, that is because Zumba is just so much fun to do, you won’t even realise that you are getting fit and burning off all that excess fat. You will generally find someone holding Zumba classes in pretty much any decent sized town in the UK and even in many larger villages. Look at your local leisure centre or village hall and somebody will likely be holding a Zumba class at least one day a week. Anyone of any age can join in and apart from the exercise, you are sure to meet lots of new people and widen your social circle. If you are really keen you might want to learn to be an instructor and hold your own classes to teach others. One step at a time though eh?

October 28, 2016

Dance Classes

Filed under: Events,Uncategorized — Tags: , , — needahand @ 3:21 pm

Taking Dance Classes – While is may not be everyones cup of tea, not many people would argue that taking dance classes is both a good way to keep fit and a great way to meet new people. There can be other benefits too as dancing can help with many health problems, boost your confidence and assist you to keep your weight under control. Most towns will have a choice of options for booking dance classes with lots of dance styles catered for, so pick your preferred option and get booking those dance classes right now. No need to be a wallflower and stand by the bar anymore, you will now be able to get up there and join in the fun and maybe even impress with your newly learned dance moves.

August 26, 2016

Pilates an Overview

Filed under: Services,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 12:19 pm

Pilates an Overview – A popular form of low impact exercise, pilates is focused on increasing body strength, body flexibility, balance, muscle tone, joint mobility and posture and it is perfectly suited for people of all fitness levels and ages. Pilates classes can help to improve your posture and realign your body by helping you attain the ideal balance between strength and flexibility. Frequent Pilates classes could additionally lessen your levels of stress and tension and have more longer term benefits than other types of high impact exercise.

Your first Pilates lesson will not require that you take any specialist equipment and comfy garments will be all that you will require for your first session. Plenty of exercises are typically done on a mat, so assuming that you are able to get down on the floor, and of course, get back up again, then there are really no specific fitness or age requirements to enjoy a Pilates lesson. There are other items of equipment that may be utilized to complete the pilates exercises if you are incapable of engaging in the floor routines due to health conditions or constraint in specific moves meaning it is preferable to discuss your own personal requirements with the Pilates instructor.

It’s said that Pilates will help attain a perfect harmony of the body and spirit, and with its slow, gentle movements, mixture of postures, meditations and breathing, Pilates without doubt does convey a better awareness of body and spirit to its enthusiasts. It’s also this recognition of one’s self that means that Pilates is an excellent sort of exercise for those wanting rehab from work and sports related injury and it’s been shown to deliver a degree of pain relief in some situations.

Whenever you are picking your ideal Pilates course you should keep in mind the experience and qualifications of the tutor. There’s a acknowledged Level 3 qualification in Mat Pilates, and a fully qualified and experienced teacher is one with no less than 450 hours of training behind them.

So if you are looking to improve your fitness and flexibility and fancy trying out pilates – have a look around and find a local pilates class that you can join up to. There are pilates classes all over the country and wherever you live, you should easily be able to track down a friendly pilates class in your town, whether it be in London or Luton, Manchester or Middlewich.

August 17, 2016

Yoga an Overview

Filed under: Facts,Uncategorized,United Kingdom — Tags: , , — needahand @ 10:40 am

Yoga – If you have been thinking about taking yoga classes or perhaps even attending a yoga workshop, you might be looking for a little general information to get you up to speed on just what yoga is all about. Below is a short overview of what to look for and what you can expect from most yoga classes. Take a look around and see what is available in your area.

Yoga an Overview – Yoga is a gentle exercise system that is beneficial to both the spirit and body, it’s based upon early traditions from North India, stretching back in the region of 4,000 years. Yoga was introduced to the west from India in the late 19th and early 20th century. As an exercise method which can be used at any time of life and by those of all shapes and sizes, yoga is among the most beneficial low impact activities in which you can participate.

Yoga can help circulation by lowering blood pressure and lessening a person’s resting pulse rate while escalating core body strength and metabolic rate to help in improving body shape and accentuating muscle tone, consequently participating in a yoga class on a regular basis has a proven history of health and fitness improvements that can really help your general wellbeing and quality of life.

The emotional and mental health gains are also significant with yoga fans enjoying a reduction in cortisol, the stress hormone, whilst increasing dopamine levels to give a calm sensation of harmony and happiness. By means of meditation, self study, correct breathing, postural exercises, chanting yoga gives you the opportunity to enhance the spirit, mind and body.

One of the positive aspects of yoga is that to participate no special equipment is needed to join in, with loose, comfortable garments being all that’s needed for novices to participate in lessons. Nearly all yoga teachers can provide yoga mats and any further apparatus that is required for the yoga session so you don’t need to invest in these items. It is also suggested that you allow at least sixty minutes after eating before you take a yoga session because the activity can feel a bit uncomfortable on a full stomach.

If doing yoga with a group of people is not something you would enjoy, then you could contemplate the idea of private tuition where you can augment your yoga skills in your own home or perhaps in a private room, thus avoiding the distraction of others. Some yoga teachers offer this option as a means of giving an even more personal and beneficial yoga experience one-on-one.

So why not sign up for some local yoga classes and get started on gaining a new skill.

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