Browsing All posts tagged under »Pilates«

Pick, plot, plan & prepare

June 11, 2013


I wrote an article for The Sweat Shop recently about the key elements you should consider when picking a trail race. Here it is … for any of you would-be trail runners. I don’t believe there’s a single soul in the world who’s ever looked back after swapping pavement pounding for the tales of the […]

fashion. fitness. food.

April 3, 2013


Is there any better combination that these three? I think not, well, not legal in the UAE anyway! It’s no secret that I, and anyone reading this, loves keeping fit.  Put all the health and wellness benefits aside and it really boils down to looking great and feeling great, taking care of ourselves inside and […]

The rules of the road

August 25, 2011

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The rules of the road and the trends of training are forever changing. Much like the dating game I guess … and whilst some stand the test of time, others just get gently modified along the way … tweaked following research reports, extensive observation or blog posts from such ground-breaking resources as fit chicks & […]

Shine with a five

August 24, 2011

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I recommended a great book to Yvette from Breathe Believe Pilates the other day. It’s called The Twelve Gateways to Freedom by Dan Millman and is an absolute must-read for anyone interested in personal and spiritual growth. I listened to it on audio and it was fantastic ‘listen-to-whilst-running’ material. The first gateway according to Dan […]

Pippa’s peach

August 23, 2011

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Remember ‘that’ dress?  The safety-pin dress worn by Liz Hurley in 2008? (btw … my mum had that dress and post four children still gave Liz a run for her money!) Well since then, there’s been plenty of hot bods adorning hot frocks on the cat walk and beyond but not until April this year […]


June 18, 2011


IS WITHIN ME NOW! This was one of the many affirmations I chanted this morning but before I get to this and the others that featured, let’s go back to the beginning. I got in touch with Yvette of Breathe Believe Pilates via the wonderful Noura whose yoga I’ve been to (see Ironing out the […]

Twinkling eyes & secret smiles

June 6, 2011


Yesterday my friend Emily was asking me about how I like to run so much, what I think about and how I keep my busy little mind occupied for so long. My answer ….? It’s my time to get creative, brainstorm, set goals and plan adventures, sing along to cheesey tunes, listen to audio books […]

Real rocks

May 23, 2011


The last time I paid a visit to Real Pilates, I fell in love. My post Time to get Real said it all. Fast forward a few months and I returned this evening, this time to check out the reformer classes. Different class, different instructor, same results; I fell in love all over again. Here’s […]

Hidden gems

May 16, 2011


Fraser Suites. I’ve driven past them dozens of times, along SZR between Wellington School and the twin towers but I’ve never put much thought into what goes on behind its four walls and never had any reason to go there. Until today. The lovely Noura of Yogalates Bliss has recently moved her classes there and […]

Ironing out the kinks

April 5, 2011


It’s no secret that yoga is great for running … any high impact, intensive sport really, but I find running in particular benefits, thanks to the improved breathing, alignment, posture and balance that yoga brings. In fact, I’d go so far as to say it’s a pretty great antidote to life full stop, the day-to-day […]

Winning wellness

March 5, 2011


Today I went to the annual Wellness Day at Dubai Ladies Club. Despite being a pretty grim day weather-wise, with the sun desperately trying to shine but just not quite getting there and the wind causing multiple hair-on-lipgloss moments, the highlights for me were these: The all-female atmosphere at Dubai Ladies Club always creates a […]

Time to get Real

January 20, 2011


I’m just back from a Pilates class at Real Pilates and am buzzing because it was Fantastic with a capital F. Here’s why: I’ve been told time and time again that Pilates compliments running like wasabi does sushi but the few times I’ve gone to a class, I’ve clock-watched from start to finish and found […]

Dubai’s Hot Fitness Classes for 2011

November 13, 2010


We all need to mix up our fitness routines – not only to keep our motivation levels high but also to prevent our bodies from hitting a plateau – and with a New Year fast approaching, there’s no better time to start something new! Check out my top picks – with 11 great classes to […]