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My Pilates Journey Day 31 – Investments

17 July 2017 My Pilates Journey Day 31 – Investments When people think of the word investment, more often than not, they are doing so in the context of financial or business well-being. Certainly, in starting my seventh week of internship, I have heard and had various conversations with it in mind. Behind the reception […]

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My Pilates Journey Day 25 – One More Stamp and Pilates in Ireland

10 July 2017 My Pilates Journey Day 25 It is completely insane that the weeks have passed so quickly and that its already the second week of July. Last Summer, I graduated high school at the end of May and didn’t begin university until the second week of September, it was the longest summer that […]

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My Pilates Journey Day 20 – Changing Understanding

03/06/2017

30 June 2017 My Pilates Journey Day 20. Changing Understanding. It is weeks like the past few that make me wonder how many of my core assumptions have been utterly misconstrued. For example, never in my life would I ever have thought I’d prefer winter over summer. I am a cold, person so I love […]

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My Pilates Journey Day 15 Cheer-lates?

My Pilates Journey Day 15 Cheer-lates? 23 June 2017 – Day 15 How many exercise regimes can you name that are easily adaptable and can focus each exercise to enhance the body for each sport? I’ll give you a huge hint…it begins with a ‘P’ and ends with an ‘ilates. Yes, you heard that right, […]

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My Pilates Journey Day 10 Feel the Burn

My Pilates Journey Day 10. Feeling the Burn 16 June 2017 – Day 10 It is exciting to think that in a matter of weeks, I will be on my way to being more flexible with a strong core, toned muscles, and flatted stomach. That is not to say that this is the only reason […]

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My Pilates Journey Day 6. Rest Pose

12 June 2017 – Day 6 My Pilates Journey Day 6. Rest Pose 12 June 2017 – Day 6 “Breathe in to prepare and breathe out to bring your arms back to rest pose…” Rest pose…this position was where I was this weekend. Although I’m at the studio for 9 hours a day, (lunch and […]

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My Pilates Journey Day 1. Apprehension

5th June 2017

My Pilates Journey Day 1. Apprehension Today has been a day of firsts; my first time traveling to Perth, the first day of my Santander Internship with Bälans Pilates, and my first Pilates class. Out of those three things, I was most nervous about the last thing, but we can talk about that more in […]

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The Art of Bälans…The Treatment Room Corridor Statue

20th February 2017

The Art of Bälans…The Treatment Room Corridor Statue Walking into the Treatment Room at Bälans you pass a small black statue on your right. Joakim bought this statue in Sydney because of the seductive lines and curves which suggest a Pilates like suppleness – if a slightly optimistic neck flexibility of the stretching figure. The […]

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The Art of Bälans…The British Military Fitness Statuette

13th February 2017

The Art of Bälans…The British Military Fitness Statuette There is a small dark figure on the display shelf in the office at Bälans. This is statuette was the first of its kind and was presented to Joakim by the British Military Fitness area manager JJ Mackay on behalf of all the staff and members of […]

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The Art of Bälans…The Treatment Room Door Corridor Wall Hanging

6th November 2016

The Art of Bälans…The Treatment Room Door Corridor Wall Hanging Walk into the Treatment Room Corridor at Bälans and you will see a Japanese fabric wall hanging called a Noren. The Treatment Room Corridor is lined with a screen of bamboo and the Noren has bamboo leaves and a couple of small birds printed on […]

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