Yoga & Pilates

Five ways to maintain health during isolation

By Ashlie Lopez Acting on the basis of government advisories, international protocols and mane ESA doctors review reports, millions of people around the world are living in a state of lockdown. This is necessary for us to be safe, but at the same time, it creates challenges for our health—mental as well as physical. This is because...

Why yoga is great for athletes

Yoga has been practiced in some cultures for hundreds of years, but more recently it’s become increasingly popular all over the world, with all kinds of people. Yes, whilst many like to dismiss yoga lovers as ‘those bloody hippies’, it’s no longer just the preachers of peace and love who swear by it, now so...

How to be fit and fulfilled

10 years ago, at the age of 29, I was living what I thought was a perfect, healthy lifestyle. I did yoga every day. I surfed close to every day. I ran often. I ate really well. I was fit and happy. But then I got a wake up call – I found out that...

Does a strong core help with posture?

So, your shoulders or knees are sore, or your back is tight, but you haven’t done anything out of the norm – you’ve trained the same way, your week has been the same and you can’t work out why this has happened. Sound familiar? If this is you, then there’s a good chance that your posture...

The benefits of yoga for overall fitness

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise, originating in India thousands of years ago. It has only recently become increasingly popular within Western societies. You might just think it’s another one of these fads, like avocado on toast, or Pokemon Go. But let’s hope it’s not, because practicing yoga is incredibly beneficial for us. There...

Best ways to get a full body workout outside of the gym

Of course, we all know that liftings weights, if done properly, is a great way to stay in shape and remain healthy. But often lifting weights day in day out can get extremely dull, and you can quickly find your motivation decreasing as it becomes more of a chore than an exciting challenge. That’s why...

10 Ways to exercise at home

With COVID-19 restrictions in place, it’s all too easy to suddenly fall into sedentary routines, and maybe nowadays the only exercise you’re doing is walking from your home office to the fridge and back again. Well, there’s no shame in that – it’s important to keep your spirits up with some tasty treats! But alongside...

Importance of good form in training

Why awareness of movement and focussing on technique can improve your performance and reduce injuries. As athletes become more serious about their performance, they will often look for ways to improve their power and speed, which will usually involve increasing the frequency and intensity of their training in order to achieve this. Initially, incre

Tight hip flexors and posture improvement through Pilates

Why sitting for long hours at your desk can weaken your glutes and impact on your running Weakness in the hips and glutes is common amongst those of us with a sedentary lifestyle. If our glutes aren’t working to their full capacity, then other muscles will have to overwork to pick up the slack. Because...

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Damien . 2 weeks ago

A guide to heat acclimation

Competing in an extremely hot environment is not only physically grueling but overheating is a serious risk which needs to be planned for. Hot climates can lead to mild performance impacting problems like heat cramp or exhaustion but also more severe conditions such as heat stroke, when the bodies mechanism to control its own temperature...

Polishing the spaces in between.

Yoga practices such as asana enable us to feel there’s something animating our physical form. Yoga practices such as mediation enable us to watch our minds think, to realise that we must be more than the mind, if we can sit back and watch it generate thoughts. This is the power of these practices. They...

Leg tracking for cyclists.

Knees sticking out and why a cyclist need to correct it You’ve probably seen those cyclists who ride with their knees sticking out to the side, but did you know that poor leg tracking such as this has a number of negative impacts on a cyclist? Poor leg tracking can be seen when a cyclist’s...

Why is posture important to runners

How desk posture increases your likelihood of pain, injury and limits your maximum power. So, how exactly can a poor desk posture while working contribute to increased pain, likelihood of injury and limit your overall power when running? To understand this further, we’ll look at why rounded shoulders and a tight back may occur in...

6 Benefits of Pilates

By Indianna Franke – The Living Well Studio We at The Living Well Studio argue that you need to be conditioned to participate well in your chosen sport, the sport itself won’t make you conditioned. Physio based pilates is an invaluable tool for this conditioning. It is a service we provide where we marry the...

ActivePlace Is Yours

On behalf of the team at ActivePlace we welcome you to a new home! This home is all about your health. This home is all about your wellness. This home is all about your active life. Whether you are a top athlete, just getting started, or everything in between. ActivePlace is a social platform specialized...

Love this. What a journey to be on!

Miles Back . 2 weeks ago
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