Yoga and Pilates - A Comparative Study

Siobhan Starrs | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Siobhan Starrs

I suffer from of RSI (repetitive strain injury) and have spent the past decade trying to figure out how to manage my symptoms. Stopping writing is not an option. Eventually a friend suggested pilates and finally I took control of my posture and my body. Next I discovered yoga

Do This Life Justice, Engage in Every Moment, Live in Gratitude

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

Appreciate the people I love and the things I have so when it comes time, when it is meant to be no more, there isn't a feeling of loss nor a need to hang on. No regrets or should have dones. Just this feeling that I lived it well and did my life, this precious life, justice.

Yoga and Cancer Treatment: A Holistic and Nurturing Approach

Paola Bassanese | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paola Bassanese

Something as simple as taking a yoga class can bring a sense of calm and reassurance. The meditation element of yoga is also an essential life skill that can be used in challenging situations like sitting for hours with an intravenous drip administering cancer drugs.

Why We Should Exercise the Face as Much as the Body

Danielle Collins | Posted 01.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Danielle Collins

I spent many years teaching Yoga and Pilates to help tone, define and relax client's bodies. Then, one day a client said to me 'I wish you could do the same for my face'. The thought then struck me, why do we only train our muscles from the neck down?

What Would Miranda Kerr Do? An Experiment in Self-improvement - Week One

Lottie O'Conor | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lottie O'Conor

Well, this is easy, I think to myself as I whip up a homemade juice on Monday morning. I haven't even thought about nutella once. Three hours later, and it's not going quite so well

Grr, Glam-ma! Could a Title Be More Patronising to Grown Up Women?

Jan Shure | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Shure

Why patronised? Well, simply by carrying out the survey and giving stylish over-50s with grandchildren that rather twee title and a style ranking, the subliminal message is: "We think you should be over, fashion-wise, but, hey, you're not".

What Would Miranda Kerr Do? An Experiment in Self-improvement

Lottie O'Conor | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lottie O'Conor

For me, this isn't about dieting. There won't be any calorie counting or weigh-ins. I'm thinking of it more as a social experiment: Does a healthy body really equal a healthy mind?

Brogan Driscoll

Tried And Tested: Dynamic Pilates - Like Traditional Pilates, But More Intense And Not For The Faint Hearted

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

"It might look like a torture rack, but it's not as bad as it looks." Hardly the greeting you want to hear before trying out a new gym class. But, ...

Tuesday, 8am Meet Trainer in the Bedroom, Make Sure Bed is Made

Shannon Edwards | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Edwards

While technology has been a pervasive force in fitness, sports and training for sometime, it's the way it has entered into our bedrooms that has gotten a bit more interesting. From late night tweets from your trainer and Pilates studios looking for Facebook 'Likes' to monitoring your every move with a Fitbit-Jawbone-Fuelband device, fitness went hi-tech in at least, say, 2011.

Brogan Driscoll

My Life: Edith Bowman

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In our new ‘My Life’ section, HuffPost UK Lifestyle asks successful women to step off their pedestals for a few minutes, and tell us what makes th...

Pilates: All You Need To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you think Pilates is just about getting rock-hard core muscles, you're wrong. Yes, Pilates is about strengthening abdominal muscles, but it is ...

Happy Feet?

Stephen M. Baker | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen M. Baker

Recently at a Fashion Week presentation, a bare-footed Katie Holmes urged fashion editors to take their shoes off, saying that her own feet hurt. The response of the fashion world was one of outrage and disgust but I salute her for giving her feet a well-deserved rest.

Why I Wish a Weekly Massage Was on the NHS

Jody Thompson | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jody Thompson

My name is Jody, and I am a massage addict. I have had lovely ones in Los Angeles, muscle-busters in Byron Bay, Arab-flavoured joy in Jordan, inspiring rejuvenation in Israel and the utterly blissful in Barbados. I have been pummeled in St Petersburgh and un-kricked in Kuala Lumpur in my endless quest to find the perfect treatment.

Fitness Trends For 2013

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

When the festive season draws to a close, taking with it the chance to wear pyjamas during the day and eat cold roast potatoes for breakfast, people a...

20 Weeks Pregnant

Caroline Sandry | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Sandry

It is finally sinking in: I am pregnant! When I catch a glimpse of my silhouette, it's not bloating that I see, but a baby! How very odd!

How Pilates Will Give You A Better Body

Caroline Sandry | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Sandry

Having spent the last 12 years combining personal training with Pilates, I have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of different bodies, and can say with absolute certainty that no two bodies are the same, or even close to the same!

The Embodiment of Wellness in South London

Ariadna Bakhmatova | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ariadna Bakhmatova

Exploring a new yoga venue in London is always exciting. What will it look like, what kind of vibe will it have, what will be unique about it? What will be on offer?

Three Reasons Your Workout Isn't Flattening Your Post-Baby Tummy (and What Will!)

Wendy Powell | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Powell

In more than a decade as a pre/postnatal exercise specialist, I have worked with thousands of women to restore their stomach and pelvic floor, find their lost waistline, and a little bit of lost mojo.

The Only Way is Not Uni

Daisy Leahy | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Daisy Leahy

I spent eight years training to be a professional figure skater, training with some of the top skating coaches in the UK, until one day I decided to rethink my whole career.

Move Over Parkour, Street Pole is the New Urban Fitness Trend

Paola Bassanese | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Paola Bassanese

When was the last time you felt a sparkle? Feeling a "sparkle" in your muscles is when you had a good workout and you've activated muscles you never knew you had.

Four Easy Tricks to Look and Feel Slimmer

Danielle Collins | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Danielle Collins

A healthy diet, exercise and feeling positive are always the best ways to achieve a slim and healthy body. However, sometimes we could all do with a little bit of extra help to look and feel our very best. Just knowing some simple tricks can give you that additional boost and can even make you look like you have dropped a dress size.

How to Prevent Injury and Pain

Caroline Sandry | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Sandry

We all know that exercise is good for us right? So why are physios and sports therapists earning more money than ever with clinics full of sportsmen and women?

Pippa Middleton's Bum Is Back Again

David Morgan | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Comedy
David Morgan

Last weekend the Daily Mail's 'You' magazine ran a feature with extracts from a work-out book by Pippa's Pilates guru - Margot Campbell - which after exclaiming "Happy New Rear!" (Groan) they went on to claim that it will "Give you fabulous curves like Pippa's"

Keep Fit With Classical Pilates This Autumn

Paola Bassanese | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Paola Bassanese

Most people have experienced a Pilates class in a gym or leisure centre, but how much do we know about Pilates and the philosophy behind it? Pilates ...

Pippa Middleton's Pilates Teacher To Reveal Her Fitness Secrets

lifestyle.aol.co.uk | Posted 21.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle

If you'd love to find out exactly how Pippa Middleton stays in such great shape, then you might be interested to hear that her Pilates teacher, Margot...