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How to handstand // First Principles – Calisthenics Fitness Article

How to handstand // First Principles If you want to learn how to handstand we need to get straight to the point and make one thing clear from the start… There is no perfect way to learn to handstand! Now we’re all on the same page, let me explain why… If you’re browsing for online ‘how to handstand’ resources, you’re going to find a multitude of potential teachers and coaches. It’s likely that most of them will use a combination…

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What is the Garuda Method? – Pilates Fitness Article

What is the Garuda Method?            Are you looking to strengthen and tone, boost flexibility and improve co-ordination all on one machine? Sounds impossible, right? Well it’s not – it’s called the Garuda Apparatus. Here, we explain why Pilates buffs are obsessed. Developed by James D’Silva in London, the Garuda Method (using the Garuda Apparatus) combines the principles of Pilates, yoga, tai chi, martial arts and dance into one next level sequence of movements. ‘Blending the…

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Home Bodyweight Workout – School of Calisthenics – Calisthenics Fitness Article

Home Bodyweight Workout – School of Calisthenics This home bodyweight workout is designed for anyone to be able to do at home with no equipment necessary. Why calisthenics for a home bodyweight workout? One of the things we love about calisthenics and what makes its so accessible is that you only need your own bodyweight to use as the resistance. That means also that the strength you need is relative to you. You only have to move and control your…

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The importance of resilience: Why you should train your mind and body – Pilates Fitness Article

The importance of resilience: Why you should train your mind and body It’s human nature to resist change, especially when that change presents a challenge we’d rather avoid. But, change is unavoidable – so, instead of fighting it, we can use it to make us stronger. That’s where resilience comes in. Resilience has many meanings. It can be defined as toughness: ‘the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties’. It can also mean elasticity: ‘the ability to spring back into shape’.…

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I really needed to play! – Calisthenics Fitness Article

I really needed to play! When was the last time you actually played, had some fun and weren’t so strict with yourself and your training workouts? A strange question to start a blog with potentially, but hopefully for lots of you it will be an interesting and important one. I hope in this blog to encourage those that have become a little rigid, less varied and even maybe bored with your training programme, that it will serve as encouragement and…

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Jo on the simple things: Gratitude, and being cooked for – Pilates Fitness Article

Jo on the simple things: Gratitude, and being cooked for It’s always wonderful to hear from our guests about their Azulfit experiences and how they have impacted on their lives in such a positive way. However, we forget sometimes to reflect on how much the guests and the experience has a positive effect on our own lives too. It was so welcomed and beautiful to receive this blog from our inspirational Pilates teacher and nutritional advisor, Jo, who is fresh back…

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Are you creating the life you want to live? – Calisthenics Fitness Article

Are you creating the life you want to live? Everything comes at a cost. As much as we might like to try and convince ourselves that we can have it all, the reality is, we can’t. On a daily basis we are therefore confronted with accepting the ‘opportunity cost’. This being the benefits you miss out on when choosing one alternative over another. When you consider opportunity cost from a business or investment perspective the key measure is the expected…

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How much physical activity do you need to be healthy? – Pilates Fitness Article

How much physical activity do you need to be healthy? According to the Australian Department of Health, “physical activity is the greatest contributor, behind tobacco smoking, to the cancer burden in Australia.” Let that sink in. There’s no denying the relationship between physical activity and health. And likewise, the detrimental effects on our wellbeing from sedentary behaviour. But what counts as physical activity? And how much of it do you need to be healthy? It’s 6.30am and your alarm goes…

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A muscle versus strength debate – Calisthenics Fitness Article

A muscle versus strength debate When we think about the difference between muscle versus strength at the School of Calisthenics we believe; “It’s more important what you can do with your body than how it looks.” This is based on our mindset philosophy. We believe in encouraging people to change the way they look at themselves and their bodies when it comes to their training goals. We know everyone is on their own journey, so you’ll all have different views…

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The Best Way to Carry Your Phone on a Run – Running Fitness Article

Home » Articles » The Best Way to Carry Your Phone on a Run   For today’s connected, data-collecting runner, a smartphone is a must-have. There are routes to be tracked, paces to be calculated, playlists and podcasts to listen to, and selfies to take. But every runner who brings long a phone has to face the question: How do I carry… This is only a snippet of a Running Fitness Article…

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Better Strength Training Is Just One Step Away (BodyBuilding.Com Feature) – Intrinsic Strength Training® – Workout Fitness Article

Make this simple change to movements you’re probably already doing, and you’ll feel a difference instantly. If you’re looking to make your stale training more dynamic, read this!In life, the majority of our movement is done with what’s called a “gait pattern.” Most or all of our body weight is on one leg, while the opposite leg is traveling. With each step, the position of the entire body changes. Your foot position changes your pelvic position, which changes your spinal…

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