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The best reasons to exercise…

In January, there’s a tendency for people to start exercising and eating healthier after an excess in the festive season. Unfortunately, so many of my patients in clinic seem to do this for all the wrong reasons… “I’ve put so much weight…

Movement is Life

I get asked on a regular basis what kinds of exercises should be done to get better or keep fit. There are some classics which are lovely and immensely helpful like yoga, pilates or taichi but I just want to write about this certain one today This…

Ebrook Fitness Coming Soon

We’ve got some exciting news! In an attempt to streamline the way our clients interact with the services we offer from the clinic, we’re launching a brand new website, social media, and blog strictly for Ebrook Fitness. Ebrook Fitness…

How To Keep Your Motivation

Staying motivated is one of the most difficult parts of any health and fitness regimen. You might set out with the best of intentions, but between social events and the hectic nature of modern life, your intentions can soon fall by the way side.   Here’s…

Ellie's Work Experience - Generation Z

Hello, I am Ellie. Today I am here on work experience to really understand the how the service of osteopathy works. Whilst I was here, the team and I got to thinking about how different generations behave differently in their teenage years. We…

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…

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…

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…

What to do when you hit a plateau

If you’re on a health and fitness journey, sooner or later you’ll find you hit a plateau. If your goal is weight loss, you might find the scales are stagnant. If you want to get fitter or stronger, smashing your personal best may become…

Different Types of Muscle Contraction

There are 3 ways your brain can instruct your muscles to work;   Concentric – contracting and getting shorter   Eccentric - contracting and getting longer   Isometric – contracting and staying the same length   Learning…

#thisgirlcan - Healthy Commute

Since moving house in October last year, I was determined to make getting to work part of my fitness routine. Walking was great, but it was taking way too long, and I was finding too many excuses not to do it. So, a few weeks ago, I decided…

#thisgirlcan - Back to Netball

What a week for English Netball! It was a fairy-tale ending to their Commonwealth Games winning Gold against the home nation, Australia. Both the semi-final and final matches were won on a final goal in the dying seconds of the game, Hollywood…

Functional Muscle - Posterior Oblique Sling

When we talk about core stability, we normally think about the front of our bodies, mainly our abdominal muscles. But the stabilisation of our trunks depends on the muscles that live on the back of our bodies too – particularly those involved…

Functional Muscle – Anterior Oblique Sling

When I’ve been doing my Pilates teacher training with the APPI recently, the idea of anatomical muscle slings has been at the centre of my learning. These are muscle groups broken up in to functional groups that work together to achieve stability. In…

Rebecca's Story

Rebecca is a doctor, keen runner and fitness enthusiast, who first struggled with lower back pain during marathon training in 2016. Finding it difficult to reduce by her own efforts, she came to clinic to see Emily last Summer, and has had some…