My breast cancer survival story

The greatest fear for most women, no matter how old, is finding out you have breast cancer.  The big C!  It is spine chilling. But in reality it shouldn’t be. If breast cancer is found early it is easily treated.…

Pilates is about precision, not perfection

“Concentrate on the correct movement each time you exercise, lest you do them improperly and thus lose all vital benefits.”- Joseph Pilates  Pilates is about re-educating your body, undoing the damage that years of stress and immobility inflict. By repeatedly holding…

Can we overtrain?

Here we are!  Training 5 days a week, increasing the weights we lift and the speed we run, row, or cycle. There is nothing wrong to overload our muscles!0 In fact, this is the only way to improve strength and endurance!…

Pilates – into other disciplines

Everyone has a different Pilates journey. I started Pilates nervous but excited some years back. I was not sure what to expect. Would I be able to “do” some or any of the movements? I found that I could co-ordinate most of…

Pilates for Mental health

In the past year and a half, we all had to make dramatic changes to our lifestyles and day to day routines.  During the global Covid-19 pandemic, we had to adapt to working from home and limiting or cutting out…

Our new eco-friendly, beautiful wine bags.

We have decided to recycle our old PVC advertising banners and transform them into eco-friendly, beautiful wine bags. At Nova Pilates are very passionate about the environment! 🌟 Re-using the PVC banners will contribute to keeping our planet healthy and…

WHAT IS THE IDEAL BODY FAT PERCENTAGE?

n relation to our previous posts about body composition, the question that arose is: WHAT IS THE IDEAL BODY FAT PERCENTAGE? An absolutely ideal body fat percentage does not exist! Your age and gender are factors that contribute to the…

WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS DIETS:

The “blood type diet” This diet is based on ‘research’ by American naturopath Peter D’Adamo.The blood type diet first appeared in his book “Eat right 4 your type” in 1996. It has sold 5 million copies, and fooled as many…

South Beach diet

This diet has bSeen created by Dr Arthur Agarson to treat overweight patients exhibiting heart problems. His book sold 23 million copies. It’s famous as a “food lover’s diet”, with meal plans that look like they have been created by…