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Pilates OR Cardio?

A very good question asked by many who prefer one discipline over the other, or those who are time restricted in how many workouts they can do! Does your week have time for both pilates and cardio? Or more importantly, should we be doing both? This is something I have...

Pilates for Low Back Pain

Pilates is one of the best forms of treatment for back pain! Why it is effective may be less clear so here we explain why pilates could work for you.  Firstly, we use our backs for almost every single task in daily life therefore it is inevitable that we will...

Pilates for Marathon Runners

Running is one of the most popular sports, it's easy to get involved with, requires little equipment or planning and is an excellent cardiovascular workout! For those who are regularly clocking up the miles, the repetitive nature of running can lead to numerous...

What happens on a Pilates Retreat?

The early 2018 Winter Pilates Retreat was held on the 27th January at The Ardoe House Hotel. Although I've hosted these events now for around 4 years I still try to make each one individual, unique, and I get just as excited welcoming my guests every single time! We...

Why I got a Personal Trainer

It's the 31st December and the start of a New Year tomorrow- the time when everyone starts making their new fitness plans and goals for the year ahead!So I thought what better time than to tell you about my recent fitness progress and why I hired a personal trainer...

Summer reads!

Summer reads! There is nothing better than relaxing in the sun with a good book and a cup of tea! I'm here to share my best books of this Summer! (Affiliate links are provided so you can source them for yourself by clicking on the book!) The Break Down: When you are...

Healthy Living Finds

Since I got back from my holidays a couple of months ago I have been finding all sorts of inspiration on ways to improve my health and fitness lifestyle. I think the long break away in one of my favourite cities really did wonders for clearing my mind and giving me a...

Exercise Every Day

For as long as I can remember I have loved to exercise. I genuinely believe it is the key to health, fitness, general happiness, and I just actually love sport! But like everyone else I have off days too. I recently ran my first 10k race of this year and right up...

You can do anything, but not everything!

You can do anything, but not everything. This is something I've recently discovered! It sounds so simple but It's taken a while to sink in for me. Really sink in. If you've been following on Instagram or Facebook (find me @freshlycentered) you will have seen my recent...

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