Lisa Hill | Pilates Blog

MELTING into Pilates
I am so excited to be launching my new face to face MELTing into Pilates classes in September as I know it will enhance my clients’ Pilates experience. This blog explains all about MELTing into Pilates and some of the benefits. We have all heard of Pilates and the benefits that Pilates can bring. I have been a Pilates Instructor for over 10 years and have enjoyed teaching both face to face and online classes during this time. As a form of exercise, Pilates is a great way to help people become more aware of their bodies and to help
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Adapt to Change, Secret to Change Quote
What a roller coaster the last two years have been for everyone!  It has certainly been a turbulent time with everyone being affected in some way by COVID. We have all had to adapt to change to  accommodate this new way of living and I think everybody has had their ups and downs. Pre-pandemic, I was running a successful Pilates business from my studio in Wokingham.  I ran small Pilates classes for people local to me and I loved it.  As I have mentioned in previous blogs, all this changed in March 2020, when we went into our first lockdown.
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You do You T-shirt, Lisa Hill Pilates
What a couple of years we have had and the saying, "You do you!" couldn't be more appropriate!  The  pandemic has been with us for 2 years, bringing with it turmoil and change along with a new way of working and living.  This is definitely true for my business.  Before the pandemic, I was running 18 Pilates classes and 1-2-1’s from my studio in Wokingham, Berkshire.  Once the doors were shut in March 2020, I began a new way of working by taking my Pilates classes online. I had no idea if it would be a success, but I knew
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What is Melt? Lisa Hill MELT Instructor Wokingham
Do you sit at a desk all day and then find you have low back pain or neck pain?  Have you ever woken up stiff and achy? Do you have a persistent pain or niggle that you put down to “one of those things”?  If that sounds familiar, then you might have “stuck stress” living in your body.  Over a period of time, this “stuck stress” or dehydrated connective tissue can lead to more chronic pain problems. Most of us live with some sort of pain, which we think we need to put up with. Maybe you’ve got carpal tunnel
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Pilates Instructor, Lisa Hill celebrating
I can't quite believe that it's been 10 years since I qualified as a Pilates Instructor back in November 2011! It was a great achievement for me and I’m so pleased to still be teaching and watching my clients get stronger, flexible and more mobile with every class. I feel it is a great accomplishment and something to be celebrated. It got me thinking, what are some of my highlights over the last 10 years? Here are 10 of my best achievements since becoming a Pilates Instructor: • First ever Pilates class Prior to qualifying as a Pilates Instructor, I
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MELT Method and Pilates
The two most common questions I get asked when I tell people I have recently qualified as a Level 1 MELT Instructor is what does MELT stand for and how did you find out about it? I’m actually going to answer the second question first. How did I find out about MELT?   It was actually through another Pilates Instructor, who I met on a training course a few years ago. We hit it off and kept in touch and then earlier this year, she told me she had qualified as a MELT Instructor and I should look into it.
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Online Pilates
I don’t know about you, but I always feel September is the start of the year for me, rather than January, which I know sounds slightly odd as we head into autumn, but it always feels as though it is a new beginning, a clean slate, after the indulgences of summer and the lack of routine that accompanies these last couple of months. This time last year, was a very new beginning for me as it was when I launched my website and really started to up my online presence, because even though I had been teaching Pilates for 10
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Pilates for Older Adults Poster
Being a Pilates instructor, means I meet many different people from all walks of life and all different ages and I can honestly say that one group of adults that I really enjoy teaching are my older adults. So many of them want to continue to enjoy life and see Pilates as part of the key to helping them to continue with living life to the full. I have recently qualified as an Older Adults Pilates Instructor, which means I can now teach classes specifically targeted at the over 65’s. I have worked with older adults for many years, but
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Routine online, online pilates
So here we are, nearly a year into a global pandemic and our whole world has changed and as I write this, we are in our third lockdown. It’s not a great place to be to be honest, but like with everything, there is always some good that comes out of bad times. In this blog, I’d like to consider how we can focus on the good and build positivity into our lives with some routine online. As I have mentioned in a previous blog, when we went into lockdown number 1 last March, the whole world was turned on
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Balance with Lisa Hill Pilates
This term's theme is all about balance and I'd like to share a simple exercise you can do to work out your age based on your balance.  I'd also like to share some tips to help you improve your balance. It’s vey hard to find balance in the world we are living in at the moment as we find ourselves in another lockdown. What is balance? I Googled what is balance and this is what appeared: An example of balance is being able to walk on a tight rope. An example of balance is when a person divides his time evenly between work, family,
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