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Workstation ergonomics questionnaire

Workstation ergonomics

Below you will find a questionnaire regarding workstation ergonomics. In order to assess whether your workstation is set up correctly, please answer the questions as accurately and honestly as possible. In a ergonomically correct work environment, all questions should be answered in the affirmative. If the reply to any of these questions is no, action should be taken to optimise your workstation and avoid any…

July Restorative Yoga Workshop with Diane King

Restorative Yoga Workshop

Restorative Yoga Workshop with Diane King Wednesday 19 July, 8 – 9:15pm Are you looking to ease stress and fatigue? Perhaps you are recovering from injury or other health conditions? Or maybe you are just looking for a gentle yoga practice? If so, this restorative yoga workshop is for you! Why not come and relax in a candlelit studio? Breathe and let go! This restorative yoga…

Top tips for performing the plank effectively

The plank is one of the best (if not ‘the’ best) exercises for strengthening the core area as it works so many muscle groups in the shoulders, abdomen and back. For many people, the plank can be a nemesis, but it doesn’t have to be like that. Below we have outlined 6 top tips for performing the plank effectively.   Top tips for performing the…

Top tips for keeping cool in hot weather

Heatwave advice

Heat exhaustion and heatstroke are common during prolonged spells of hot weather. For this reason, the Government has issued health warnings so as to prevent them from occurring. However, it is important to remember that this information is relevant for exposure to sunshine at any time of year. Here are some top tips for keeping cool in hot weather. Heat exhaustion Heat exhaustion can happen…

Treating common tennis injuries

Common tennis injuries

The grass-court tennis season is under way. Grass courts are the fastest of the three types of playing surfaces. They can also be slippery and unpredictable due to the softer and slightly uneven surface. When preparing for playing on grass, it is important to take this into consideration in order to avoid injury. The list of common tennis injuries is extensive. However, here are a selection…

Two week baby massage course

Baby massage course

Two week baby massage course Starts Thursday 15th June, 10-11am Massage is the most natural and instinctive form of caring for the baby. The new-born baby experiences the world through its senses, such as touch, smell, taste, sound and vision. These senses develop gradually. However, from the moment of birth, the baby already understands the language of touch. What are the benefits of baby massage Here…

Top tips to improve your running form

improving running form

Are you looking to improve your running form? Or do you feel that you don’t have enough pop in your ankles or kick in your hips? Well, take a look at this video from Mark Buckingham, a member of the British Triathlon Team and TriGold squad. He offers advice to kick start some good quality movement patterns which will help you to improve your running…

Back pain prevention while gardening

Back pain prevention while gardening

Following the recent Royal Chelsea Flower Show, some of you may have the green-finger bug. Did you know that gardening was one of the household activities that Before venturing out into the garden, here are 5 top tips for avoiding injury while gardening. 5 top tips for back pain prevention while gardening Don’t forget to do warm up exercises. Gardening is, after all, a form…

Class timetable June / July 2017

Why are more men practising Pilates?

Below you will find the forthcoming class timetable from our partners at Yoga Mama. This class and workshop timetable comes into effect the week commencing Monday 5 June 2017. Courses last for 7 weeks, unless otherwise stated. You can reserve your place online or by calling 020 8789 3881.   Class timetable Day Time Course Teacher Duration Cost Monday 11:00 – 12:00 Postnatal Pilates Emily 7 weeks…

Cranial osteopathy for treating colic in babies

Cranial Osteopathy

How cranial osteopathy can help soothe away your baby’s colicky cries by Liz Neale Get a group of new parents together and it won’t take long before they start talking about sleep. Or, more likely, the lack of it. The advice to ‘sleep when your baby sleeps’ is all well and good. However, if your little one likes to party all night, every night, you are…