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Why Non-Impact HiiT-Pilates?

Posted by Kim Saha on Saturday, May 21, 2016, In : Fitness 
Non-Impact HiiT-Pilates

What is it? 
HiiT- Pilates is a typical 'HiiT' workout of 3x 30s bursts of 5 different High Intensity Exercises. The Pilates comes in during the 'rest' periods in-between the 30s bursts. The purpose of the Pilates is to connect with the core muscles during the rest in order to use the body more efficiently during the High Intensity Bursts. The Pilates Exercise is always relevant to the movement pattern needed for the HiiT Exercise. 

What is Non-Impact HiiT Pilates? 
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What is HiiT - Pilates and Why do it...

Posted by Kim Saha on Monday, April 25, 2016, In : Fitness 

What Is HiiT Pilates?
HiiT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. When I first heard of HiiT Pilates it made me think of some form of manic high speed pilates class with flailing arms and legs. As tempting as that sounds - that is not the case at all. 

HiT-Pilates combines the High Intensity Exercises for 30 seconds with a Lower Intensity Pilates Exercise in the 'rest' period . The Pilates Exercise helps to align the body and engage the core for the next High Intensity Ex...

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How to stay young

Posted by Kim Saha on Monday, April 11, 2016, In : Fitness 
The recent BBC documentary 'How To Stay Young' has prompted me to write about the age predictor
 test that is described nicely in they article.

The wonderful thing is that if you score low on this age predictor test you can improve it and improvements in the test do correlate with a longer healthier life. 

As a physiotherapist and pilates instructor i see people of all ages and fitness levels improve their posture, mobility, strength and stability...
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Indoor / Outdoor Exercise?

Posted by Kim Saha on Thursday, April 7, 2016, In : Fitness 
I was asked recently to answer some questions on what I think about exercise sessions taking place inside to loud music with encouragement from those teaching the sessions. These sessions are significantly different to my garden based Pilates and HiiT Pilates workouts. 

The articles for VICE can be found at this link

After trying an intensive cycle session the journalist asked me why she was in such pain after the session.

I answered... I think your thighs were ...

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