Pilates or Yoga? Yoga or Pilates? Do I really need to choose?
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Pilates or Yoga? Yoga or Pilates? Do I really need to choose?

Ah, it’s an age-old question. Literally age-old. Both practices as they are today have been around for many, many, many years and have been proven to make a difference to health and wellbeing. Yoga and Pilates are not the same, of course, but they do share some key benefits and complement each other beautifully. It’s...

6 Reasons You Need to do Stretching and Yoga as well as Strength Workouts
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6 Reasons You Need to do Stretching and Yoga as well as Strength Workouts

Yoga and stretching help with recovery. Get rid of excess lactic acid and reduce stiffness and soreness in your muscles. The deep breathing in Yoga brings oxygen to your cells and so then your muscles, helping them perform better. Flexibility. Strength training without attention to flexibility can hinder the functionality of your body. Keeping supple...

How to clean your way out of lockdown lacklustre
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How to clean your way out of lockdown lacklustre

Have you ever thought of using cleaning as a motivator for action?
We all have to do it to function in everyday life but cleaning can also be used as a psychological tool to help us become unstuck and get our energy moving, especially during covid lockdowns.

Four benefits of doing exercise classes when you are over 60
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Four benefits of doing exercise classes when you are over 60

Over 60? Wondering whether exercise classes will benefit you? Yes, they will! And not only physically, but mentally too. We asked our Just Believe Fit Mature Movers what benefits they have experienced from doing exercise classes. Here are the four key reasons. Enhance your experience of life When Anne retired recently, she thought she would...

What is the best exercise to do as I get older?
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What is the best exercise to do as I get older?

Ageing is not a limitation on exercising, it is simply another criteria to consider in our search for safe, functional and sustainable movement programs. Of course you can exercise and stay in shape as you get older. Of course you can try new programs or different types of exercise. And, of course there are going...

The best online classes for staying limber in lockdown
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The best online classes for staying limber in lockdown

With indoor exercise being actively encouraged amid lockdown restrictions, ‘Barre’ as an exercise style is becoming more popular. Why? It is low impact. It incorporates the best of Pilates, Ballet and strength training. It is easy to adapt to a home environment and best of all it is safe and effective. At Just Believe Fit,...

Why DANCE offers more than just improving FITNESS for older adults.
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Why DANCE offers more than just improving FITNESS for older adults.

The Just Believe Fit dance class ‘FIND YOUR GROOVE’ for mature movers is joyful in more ways than one. Class teacher, the beautiful Joy, brings a wealth of dance experience as well as her joyful exuberance to the sessions. Here she talks about the benefits of dance, her own experience, and the unexpected joy in...

Instructor Spotlight: Meet Joy
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Instructor Spotlight: Meet Joy

Movement and rhythm have always been part of Joy’s life and it’s where she finds inspiration and connections with people. Joy studied all forms of dance and qualified as a Licentiate Cecchetti classical ballet teacher then followed with a Bachelor of Education in Dance and Drama. Joy spent many years as a professional dancer, actor...

Instructor Spotlight: Meet Georgia
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Instructor Spotlight: Meet Georgia

Georgia discovered Pilates Barre accidentally while completing an intensive rehearsal week in Sydney. Booking herself into a Yin Yoga class hoping to stretch out sore muscles, Georgia mistakenly went into the wrong studio and it turned out to be a high-intensity, advanced Pilates-Barre sweat session!After recovering, Georgia’s love for Barre took off. She became certified...