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My Pilates Journey Day 25 – Goodbyes

26th January 2018 – Day 25 At the start of My Pilates Journey, I had no idea what to expect. Now, I’m at the end, the best words I can find to describe my experience are pleasantly surprised. I’ve been surprised by how lovely everyone, staff and clients, have been to me, how much I’ve […]

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Andrew Naughton Becomes the First Man to Graduate From Lolita’s Legacy in the UK

Andrew Naughton has today graduated from Lolita’s Legacy Teacher Training course! Andy and Joakim go way back from when they were both in the military. On Joakim’s suggestion, he began learning and teaching Pilates only 2 years ago, and thanks to his hard work, he has become the first man to graduate from the course […]

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My Pilates Journey Day 18 – Pilates, All Around the World!

17/01/2018

Since last October, I’d been looking forward to the weekend just past. My best friend in university has been doing her year abroad in Strasbourg, and this weekend, I got to go over and spend four fantastic days with her! Since I started working at Balans, I’ve talked about the trip. I love travelling, and […]

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My Pilates Journey Day 11 – Exercising Mentally

10/01/2017

My Pilates Journey Day 11 – Exercising Mentally 10th January 2018 – Day 4 Today, I joined a group apparatus class with Lolita’s Legacy Pilates teacher training course students. They’re halfway through an intensive week-long course, taught by Laura, a Lolita’s Legacy instructor from Florida. St Andrews being such an international university, having an American […]

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My Pilates Journey Day 4 – My Goals at Balans

My Pilates Journey Day 4 – My Goals at Balans 3rd January 2018 – Day 4 I’ve spent some time thinking about how I can best benefit from my time here at Balans. When my university sent me the job description and role, the focus was on marketing, it being a marketing internship. As a […]

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My Pilates Journey Day 1 – Expecting the Unexpected!

My Pilates Journey Day 1 – Expecting the Unexpected! 22nd December 2017 – Day 1 Coming into the Balans Pilates studio for the first time as the new intern, I had no idea what to expect. I had never taken a Pilates lesson before, I’d never been an intern, I was a complete novice! My […]

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Dancing your way through Pilates

Ale’s Perspective: At times, dancing can be very pleasant to the eye, but ultimately painful to the performer. In many professional dance spaces- companies, conservatories and schools- Pilates is integrated as part of training programs or as treatment and prevention for injuries that might result as a result of overuse. “Contrology”, as Joseph Pilates called […]

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Prader Willi Syndrome a rare genetic disorder that has touched Bälans

12th November 2017

Prader Willi Syndrome a rare genetic disorder that has touched Bälans A year ago Joakim’s wife Louise had a baby boy by emergency C-section. He was 2 months premature and it was found rather quickly in the Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit at Ninewells Hospital that he was not thriving, so tests were run and […]

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Bring Your Child To Work Life – Joakim Is A Very Lucky Man

6th October 2017

Bring Your Child To Work Life – Joakim Is A Very Lucky Man Many parents have the fun experience of disrupting their working environment on ‘Bring your Child to Work Day’. Today Joakim managed to integrate his son Albie into the workday with minor disruption to the running of the Pilates Studio and to the […]

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Life should be a balance of work, rest and play – Joseph Pilates

1st October 2017

Life should be a balance of work, rest and play. As Pilates professionals we can sometimes get a little too serious about our craft. It is very important the feet should be properly aligned, that the back should be protected at all times, that your Instructor is fully up to date with the latest research […]

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