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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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The Art of Bälans…The Treatment Room Door Frame

30th October 2016

The Art of Bälans…The Treatment Room Door Frame If you come to Bälans for a Physiotherapy or Massage Treatment you walk through a hand carved wooden doorframe we often see people on their way to a Pilates class placing their hand on the uprights to get a tactile experience of this very inviting piece of […]

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MOBILIZE – Thanks to everyone who helped out!

18th September 2016

MOBILIZE – Thanks to everyone who helped out! The Mobilize weekend we just hosted went extremely well, all thanks to the many people who helped out Firstly, and big mention is due to Cameron Angus who had the vision to put the whole event together. We managed to have a positive impact on the Veterans […]

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Cameron Angus, founder of Mobilize

15th September 2016

Hi, I’m Cameron Angus I wanted to introduce you all to MOBILIZE. Mobilize is a not for profit organisation started by myself two years ago. It facilitates access to movement therapy and sessions along with mindfulness approaches for military veterans. Why Mobilize? In the Army I had various roles. I was Officer Commanding Physiotherapy at […]

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MOBILIZE – MOVEMENT 4 HEALTH BOOTCAMP FOR VETERANS 16th-18th September

MOBILIZE – MOVEMENT 4 HEALTH BOOTCAMP FOR VETERANS Cameron Angus is a retired military Physiotherapist who has helped countless wounded servicemen achieve optimal movement. Cameron set up Mobilize in order to help give wounded Veterans appropriate guidance, tools and training in order to make progress with their physical and mental health. We at Bälans are […]

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The Art of Bälans…The Toy Helicopter

4th of September 2016

The Art of Bälans…The Toy Helicopter Sitting on a shelf in the office at Bälans Pilates studio is Joakim’s toy helicopter. It is more a marvel of modern toy engineering than a piece of Art. But the concept of toys at work is a theme worth discussing. This radio controlled gyrocopter was a Christmas present […]

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The Art of Bälans…The Corridor Bench

21st August 2016

Another Piece of Driftwood Art is the long bench in the corridor leading to the three Studios. This bench is made from thick planks of wood collected from the beach at Monifieth. The weather and waves cause damage to the groynes which are built out into the sea and these planks get torn from their […]

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The Art of Bälans…Sunny Day at Bondi

24th July 2016

The Art of Bälans…Sunny Day at Bondi Opposite the photograph of Gometra Harbour in the office at Bälans is another photo of a sunny day at Bondi Beach. This print was a present from Joakim’s stepsister who knows how much this place means to him. The photo depicts a typical summer scene at Bondi, with […]

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