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Text Neck… it’s a thing (a bad one)

Text Neck… it’s a thing (a bad one)

If you’re reading this on a mobile device, watch out for Text Neck… We’re wonderful and brilliantly brainy creatures but we aren’t very good at keeping our ergonomics in check. Our new technological advances have left us with Lazy Bum syndrome...
Frankie talks Teen Yoga

Frankie talks Teen Yoga

Our One Grove Yoga Manager, Frankie, talks Teen Yoga… ‘We all know the benefits of yoga on our mind and body – calmer mind, longer and stronger muscles that are more resilient to injury – but the number of adults I teach who talk about how they wish they’d...
The Elders (& anti-aging cream)

The Elders (& anti-aging cream)

We revere our elders in Pilates- in fact, there’s a whole gang of cool octogenarians who are still on the teaching and mentoring circuit, imparting their wisdom AND showing off their incredible athletic prowess! Lolita San Miguel is one of them. She was trained...
Does reading this stress you out? 4 ways to cope

Does reading this stress you out? 4 ways to cope

Does looking through social media posts stress you out? Participants in a US study about Facebook said that that the site made them feel anxious, guilty about rejecting friend requests, pressured to post inventive updates and frustrated with applying different rules...
Pilates- it’s a man’s sport

Pilates- it’s a man’s sport

Think Pilates is just for girls? Think again. Its founder, Joseph Pilates, was a whisky-drinking body-builder and martial arts expert who was recruited by Scotland Yard to teach self-defence. He developed his proto-type exercise machines whilst interned in a prisoner...
Can’t get to class? Just Laugh!

Can’t get to class? Just Laugh!

We know that our mindful movement practice in the studios reaps many benefits. Both Yoga and Pilates promote a calmer state of mind, a better sense of control & self-esteem and more efficient body functioning. But now that we are shut for the Easter break, what...
Why we bothered creating a Pilates space

Why we bothered creating a Pilates space

With Pilates classes running in every upstairs pub room, village hall and sweaty gym floor, you might wonder why we bothered creating a dedicated Pilates space. But to accept just a thin mat and a bare floor as a Pilates class is to not have had a true Pilates mat...