True Balance Blog

Welcome to the True Balance Blog

Here you will find blogs on Pilates, nutrition, wellbeing and general ramblings on life as well as useful tips for being healthy without losing balance. Living a healthy life is all about finding little ways to get a shot of "healthy" into your daily life and I hope these blogs will give you ideas for small actions that you can implement to be that little bit healthier.

Work on your positivity 

If you are looking for a practical way to work on your positivity why not try this simple worksheet. Just click on the PDF symbol to download it and get started...practice makes positivity! 

May 15, 2017

It’s amazing how much power a little bit of self doubt can have.

Last week in one of my classes somebody started to question whether they were doing an exercise right. Within a few seconds almost half the class had stopped what they were doing, trying to figure out if t...

April 17, 2017

Easter is over. We’ve all eaten our weight in chocolate…or is that just me?  At this point some people start to beat themselves up. Maybe your jeans feel snug, you are feeling sluggish, your healthy eating plan is a distant memory and the guilt creeps in ...“I’ve ruine...

April 2, 2017

So I know a lot of people who either want to change their weight or get fitter or both. They want to see that certain number on the scales. Or they want to run x number of miles. And if I ask "why" it's usually oh I just want to lose weight/ be skinnier/musclier/run a...

March 12, 2017

Tea and Tummy! 

Every time you have a cup of tea today (or coffee or hot choc or water if you are making the healthiest choices) try and engage your stomach muscles for a few seconds. 

Take a deep breath in, pull all your core muscles in slightly. Imagine you are wra...

March 11, 2017

So most of you will assume that as a Pilates instructor I live a pretty healthy life..and to an extent you'd be right. But let's keep it real, I'm a regular girl with a super sweet tooth suffering from sleep deprivation with a typically demanding toddler..that all adds...

March 3, 2017

So I often see quotes along the lines of “you don’t have to be better than someone else, just be better than you were yesterday”. On the one hand I totally agree with not comparing yourself to others and focusing on yourself. However, when I think about it quotes like...

February 12, 2017

It's Sunday again! Instead of dreading the end of the weekend why not take some time to set yourself up for a good week ahead.

By focusing your mind you will go into the week feeling less flustered and hopefully have an easier, smoother week.

Some ideas:

🌸Make a list of...

August 17, 2016

So I haven’t written a blog for a while but I finally have something worth writing about and the time to write it. This isn’t a Pilates blog but I do think it is worth mentioning as finding real balance involves looking at every part of life.

Ok, so… anyone who knows me...

February 27, 2016

So the reason why I love Pilates is because it has improved how my body works day to day. If you’ve read my previous blog you will know that I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis at a young age and so sometimes regular tasks were, and still are a bit dif...

February 21, 2016

Pilates exercises work your core


Imagine a tree with a weak, wobbly trunk. It would be vulnerable and most likely fall over. When you strengthen your core it provides stability for the rest of your movements. A strong core also gives extra support to your back and who...

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