Pilates Lounge Summer Challenge – Part 1

Pilates Lounge have an offer on currently where if you can do 20 classes in a 6 week period over the summer, you can buy your pass for just £100 – that means all the Pilates, Barre, TRX and Yoga goodness you can handle for just £5.00 a class!   I…

What is a Superfood?

Like any buzzword, the term ‘superfood’ is banded around on health and fitness websites and newspaper articles, with the writers claiming they can do all kinds of wondrous and amazing things. Superfoods have been at the centre of debates,…

We're on the move - 4 weeks to go

The renovations of 3 Coleshill Street are well under way, and we’re almost ready to move into our new home… Luckily, we have stayed on track so far, but it’s certainly the case that things are looking worse before they look better!   We’ve…

Do the FLOSS – RockTape Muscle Floss Review

There is a never-ending barrage of rehab tools in the musculoskeletal market place, with seemingly a new one invented every week.  The latest offering in this trend is ROCKFLOSS, a sticky compression bandage which the company have created to…

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - Book Review

I was chatting with a patient about books the other day, and she recommended I read THIS IS GOING TO HURT by Adam Kay. “You’ll like it, it’s right up your street,” she said, “It’s a bit sad at times though…” Yeah, it was. Although…

Sun, Sea and SUP

Sometimes the stars align and everything falls in to place, I must admit it doesn't usually happen but on my last day in Majorca, I got lucky. I casually asked a lady if she new anything about the Paddleboarding lessons and she said she was…

Hans' Acupuncture Adventure

Recently I attended a course in medical acupuncture to finally be able to pass on the benefits of medical accupuncture experienced on several occasions. Just to quickly clarify; Medical acupuncture is quite different from Traditional Chinese…

Sweet and Sticky Chicken and Broad Bean Salad

This tasty chicken salad is a great alternative on a Friday or Saturday night in. It's satisfyingly sticky and sweet - taking inspiration from Thai and Chinese cuisine. You can substitute the chicken for Quorn like we have if you'd like a vegan…

Real Bodies: The Exhibition – NEC Birmingham

The Real Bodies Exhibit may actually be my very first memory of wanting to know more about the human body. As a little girl in 2001, I can remember seeing the Exhibition by Gunter Von Hagens on the breakfast news; one of the first exhibits to…

Keep Your Cool

The hot weather has been hitting the UK hard the last few weeks, which is lovely! But it does mean a few tweaks to your health and fitness routine…   Take Inspiration Hot weather puts us in mind of Summer BBQs, so take inspiration…

Sleep Hygiene

Weird phrase, isn’t it; sleep hygiene?   Getting to sleep at the end of a long day shouldn’t be a problem, but for many people disturbed, low quality, or absent sleep can be a big disruption to an otherwise healthy life. Having…

What is a HIIT workout?

HIIT has been the workout of the moment for a good few years now. Made famous by the likes of internet personalities like The Body Coach Joe Wickes, these workouts promise low time commitment with fast results. But what are they, and how do…

Kerrie's Story

We couldn't be more chuffed for our lovely patient Kerrie, who successfully completed her London to Amsterdam Cycle challenge this weekend!   Kerrie completed the 150 mile cycle as part of the Deutsche Bank team of colleagues, raising…

Why Macros Matter

You might think you have to be a super buff gym-goer to know what macros are, or to learn how to harness them to make a difference to your health and fitness. Wrong. Macros are a dead easy way to understand what you’re putting into your…

Reformer Pilates at Ten Health and Fitness

I’ve done mat Pilates for a few years now, so when I had an afternoon in London to kill, I decided to do something a bit different. The Reformer is a piece of equipment designed in it’s first form by the Father of Pilates, Joseph Pilates…