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Pilates has numerous benefits for everyone but I have seen huge benefits for people who do a lot of cycling. Cyclists regularly experience tight hip flexors, weak lower back, tight pectorals, hunched shoulders among other issues. This can flow over into everyday life and with time can lead to deterioration of functional movements and consequently lead to musculoskeletal ailments. Pilates can help resolve these issues while also improving overall athletic performance by assisting the body to move and function better.  By targeting particular areas such as tight hip flexors or weak gluteus we can tailor each session specifically to the…
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  At Plant Based Life we don't always talk about all things Plant Based, the other two passions of mine are exercise and music, I am both a long time a DJ and a very experienced Personal Trainer and Pilates Instructor and I work at several gyms and Studios teaching Pilates in Sydney. I recently listened to an interview with Hip Hop pioneer Chuck D and he talked about how Pilates has changed his life and not only improved his health and fitness, but also in his performances as a Hip Hop MC. In the interview he explained how his…
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The original name for what is now known as Pilates was ‘Contrology’. The reason for this name was because Joseph Pilate’s aim was to help people take back control of their bodies. It is ironic that when he developed this type of exercise it was primarily for men, but as the popularity has grown around the world classes are now mainly attended by women. Joseph Pilates was a Wrestler and a Boxer and was from Germany in 1888, he went to London in the early 1900s and taught self-defence to Scotland Yard, while he was there World War 1 broke…
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At Plant Based Life we want to help everyone reclaim their natural movement, regardless of current age, fitness level etc. We believe we have devised the perfect training methods and client-centered approach to be able to help everyone to improve their overall health and vitality through natural and efficient movement. Movement is a form of expression and the more confident you feel in the way you move, the more confident you will feel in your everyday tasks. This applies to all aspects of your life and it is our Job is to teach you how to move correctly so that…
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  We run a free Pilates Class at the Sydney Vegan Market each month, the next one is on the 19th January 2019. The market is always on the 3rd Sunday of the month and the class is at 12:30 PM. You can get more info on the Sydney Vegan Market here; https://www.sydneyveganmarket.com/ TO REGSITER FOR THE CLASS EMAIL US @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak662db447f62b8c6f41ba812f47b4b9d9').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy662db447f62b8c6f41ba812f47b4b9d9 = 'INFO' + '@';…
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10 TIPS TO BOOST YOUR ENERGY 1). Drink Fresh Vegetable & Fruit juice; losing the fibre in vegetables and fruits makes it far easier for your body to absorb and digest the other nutrients. Extended juice fasts and feasts give your digestion a rest which means you have far more energy for other bodily functions. 2). Improve Sleep quality; sleep is so vital on many levels, it’s when our body heals and repairs, digests and detoxifies in many ways, squeezing in more sleep whenever you can will help you. But don’t think lying in bed for hours on end is…
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Human beings are designed to move. It is one of the most important factors for our health and the biomechanics of our bodies. We are constantly reminded about the benefits of healthy eating, exercise, mindfulness techniques, good sleep, etc. However, very rarely is it made a priority to include more movement into our daily activities. A lot of exercises that people are undertaking do not include adequate mobility, flexibility, and stability work to improve the range of motion of key muscles and joints. Good movement is of paramount importance to prevent and rehabilitate injuries. It is also very important to…
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