“What is cardio and why do I need it?”

What is Cardio and why do I need it? Aerobic exercise – (also known as Cardio) is Physical exercise at a low or high intensity that depends primarily on the aerobic energy-process. “What does that mean?” I hear you asking. Basically, this means how much Oxygen is taken into the body to support energy out-put. Or how hard the heart is working to re Oxygenate the blood. How can we [...]

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“Its time to stretch the truth!”

How many of us continue to tell ourselves, "I need to /should stretch more"? Most think stretching is bending your head to your knees, or touching your fingers to the floor no matter how your body is contoured to do it. My favourite one, the bounce stretching! Yikes, don't do it man! Imagine an elastic band, bounce on that a few times and see what happens? It breaks! Well, stretching [...]

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Posture is where it all begins.

Posture is where it all begins Let’s take a moment to look at what we might think BAD posture is. - rounded shoulders - head either leaning forward or back - sinking into lower back with shoulder line behind the line of the hips - walking with bent legs - pot-belly - muscle aches - headaches from poor neck alignment WHAT CAUSES THE ABOVE? Over time poor posture due to [...]

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Hey, Nice Butt!

  Who hasn't wanted, enjoyed or hit a high when hearing the words... "HEY, GREAT BUTT!" Sadly though, for most of us, a butt that draws admiration doesn't occur naturally. But a little bit of butt work goes a long way. Let's look at the actual function and use of the glutes rather than the look. The largest and potentially most powerful group of muscles in your body, the gluteals [...]

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Winter Warming Soup

  How stunning is the Winter here on our Sunshine Coast? We're so uplifted by how many of you are keeping away the Winter blues by continuing to attend your Pilates, Yoga and fitness classes with us at Oxygen Pilates. We'd like to share with you two of our favourite things to enjoy during the cooler evenings. After a workout, taking a good soak in a warm bath with added salts [...]

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VALENTINE’S DAY PROMOTION – SAT 11 to SAT 18, FEBRUARY 2017

We are celebrating love at Oxygen Pilates. For the whole week Saturday 11 to Saturday 18 of February, you can bring your Valentine to a Pilates class of your choice for free. Get your significant other into Pilates for back pain management, core strengthening, improved flexibility and overall wellness. Don’t have a honey? Don’t worry, bring your best friend and share the love with this special promotion. THE TERMS & [...]

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What’s the deal with Men doing Pilates?

There is a huge misconception that Pilates is a ‘feminine’ style of workout, this couldn’t be further from the truth!  Real. Men. Do. Pilates.  But who are these “real men” I hear you say?  Well to name a few; Tennis World #1 - Andy Murray, 2016 World Rugby Player of the Year - Beauden Barrett, Cowboys/Maroons/Australian Rugby League legend - Jonathan Thurston, 3x World Surfing Champion and Great White puncher [...]

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Let’s talk about Dehydration and Hydration

Hi everyone, after a few incidents this past week I got to thinking it might be good info for people to remind them of the signs of dehydration. “Isn't that just when I need a drink of water…?”  Well yes and no, let's look at it closer…   What is dehydration? Dehydration is when more water is moving out of the body’s cells than what we can take in through [...]

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Be a morning person

With the sun rising earlier and earlier, not everyone has the natural ability to spring out of bed with energy and enthusiasm, however we can all grow to love the quiet and freshness the mornings can bring.   There is nothing more rewarding than starting your day with a workout first thing and feeling energised and healthy for the rest of the day. Here’s 8 simple steps to becoming more [...]

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Mat vs. Reformer Pilates – which method is best for you?

Pilates – it’s been proven that it improves core strength, flexibility, mobility, balance and muscle tone, however which method is best, Mat or Reformer?  Since opening our new studio in Maroochydore, this is one of the one of the most common questions we get asked.  As both Mat and Reformer workouts provide similar benefits, it is no wonder that many (both Pilates newbies and regulars) are often confused about which [...]

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