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Why Pilates is the best anti-aging exercise

We love Pilates, it’s a method of movement that makes you feel stronger, fitter and more flexible. In our opinion, Pilates is the best anti-aging exercise (well, one of them and yes, Yoga is too). No, Pilates won’t necessarily ‘beat’ aging BUT it sure can help you beat some of the common signs of aging. Like stiffness, decreased mobility, and …

Try these easy at home workouts with no equipment

Covid and quarantine really have altered the way we all workout and train. We loved doing Yoga and Pilates at home before ‘covid’ and ‘lockdown’ became part of our regular vocabulary. We first created MerryBody Online Yoga and Pilates back in 2018! BUT 2020 really put a spanner in the works for all our workouts, right? And yes, we realise …

If there’s one thing you do today…

STOP comparing your body and yourself to other people.  We will be blunt about it because it’s a habit that is not only a waste of time but WOW does it get you feeling flat, dull and mediocre.  Because when us humans do compare, we generally compare upwards. You compare yourself to the people with… a ‘better’ body,  more money,  …

5 things you should know before you try Pilates

Trying any new fitness or gym class for the first time can be scary but for some reason, Pilates feels especially intimating.  Maybe it’s because many people believe that if it isn’t Classical Pilates then it’s not Pilates… true or not true, this creates a special kind of snobbery feel. Maybe it’s the connection with the elite ballet world. Maybe …

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How to perfect your Plank technique

The plank really is one of our most favourite Pilates and Yoga movements. When performed correctly it’s simple, effective and transformative. You’ll primarily work the core but also your shoulders, arms and booty. It really is a total body workout! But it’s important to check your plank technique, you don’t want to make common mistakes as these will lead to …