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14 Fast-Facts About Joseph Pilates

14 Fast-Facts About Joseph Pilates To honour Joseph Pilates’ birthday on 9 December; and to wish him a very Merry Xmas (because we wouldn’t be PFI without him!) we thought we’d bring you 14 facts about the Father of the discipline. Joseph Pilates was one of nine children and grew up in abject poverty. His […]

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A Self-Care Christmas

A Self-Care Christmas The end of year follows a predictable pattern: Christmas fare on shelves (scarily early!); Michael Bublé comes out of hibernation; weekends and weeknights suddenly become choc-full of things to do, places to be and people to see; and long before the turkey even hits the table, comes the inevitable “tips and tricks” […]

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The “Fourth Trimester”: Transition to Motherhood

The “Fourth Trimester”: Transition to Motherhood Life as a new Mum is complex, no more so than in the first three months. Welcome to the “Fourth Trimester”: an important time for baby and Mum, and one that should, in our opinion, be treated just as preciously as pregnancy! We call it the “Fourth Trimester” because […]

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PFI’s Twelve Days of Christmas

PFI’s Twelve Days of Christmas Caution: this song contains stretched vowels and half rhymes – enjoy! On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me: Joseph Pilates. On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me: two thighs a-burning, and Joseph Pilates. On the third day of Christmas my true […]

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Pregnancy Pilates: Why You Should Be Doing It!

Pregnancy Pilates: Why You Should Be Doing It! Bun in the oven? Up the duff? Knocked up? Bacon in the drawer? (who knew this was a pregnancy euphemism?! Mmm, bacon.) This one is for you. Today we have (thankfully) cast off the shackles of historical medical recommendations that saw women eating more and doing less […]

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Diastasis Recti: Healing with Pilates

Diastasis Recti: Healing with Pilates Medically known as Rectus Abdominis Diastasis (RAD), this common, post-natal condition is anything but “rad” for the one in three women who experience it. What is diastasis recti? Let us introduce you to the rectus abdominis muscles, best known as the “six-pack” muscles of the abdominal wall. These muscles are […]

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New Class: Introducing Interval Matwork

New Class: Introducing Interval Matwork We sat down with Jae Edwards, poster girl for our new class: Interval Matwork, to get the scoop on this hot (literally), new style! Describe Interval Matwork in three words. Slow, conditioned, burn. Tell us more! We wanted to create a unique class that caters to clients who enjoy high […]

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Strong to the Core, with Jessica Romano

Strong to the Core, with Jessica Romano Just in time for bikini/boardie season: on 14 October, Jess Romano (née: Davey) will be exploring exactly what it takes to work your abs, to the max! To achieve those coveted, Gisele Bündchen/J Lo/Pink-calibre, wash board abs we need to be working the right muscles, in the right […]

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Welcome To The Family: Cressida Bell Counselling

Welcome To The Family: Cressida Bell Counselling Our on-site, allied health partners are important, and often little known, members of the PFI family. This month, we sat down with our newest family member, Cressida Bell of Cressida Bell Counselling to learn a bit more about her background and services. … My name is Cressida Bell, I […]

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