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The Importance of Body Sensory Optimisation for Training and Rehabilitation
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How many times did you do an exercise and later found out that its purpose was totally different from how you performed it? Have you asked yourself if there is a faster way to reach your goals? In this short article I will explore how sensory perception can help you on these occasions. When we go to the gym, although…

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Quick guide to recover from sciatica pain
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Sciatica is a symptom rather than a specific diagnosis. Available evidence from basic science and clinical research indicates that both inflammation and compression are important in order for the nerve root to be symptomatic. Although the term sciatica is simple and easy to use, it is, in fact, an archaic and confusing term. For most researchers and clinicians, it refers…

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The common fallacy of fatigue & exercise
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Exercise is a tool for optimization. There is no one single way to accomplish this, there are many avenues!  However, If this one big thing is misjudged you could be headed for disaster; the amount of fatigue in your workouts. If you notice that you barely get what you put into exercise, you might be falling for this huge fallacy in…

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Priming the Body’s Attention – Podcast Out Now
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This episode is a stunning example of how simplicity and science can harmonize for effective exercise.  This harmony isn’t possible without a deep understanding of movement and neural pathways, but don’t worry we make this lesson fun and interesting!   Join Jenn Schwartz and Rui Reis for a conversation about a novel way of injury rehab, exercise and re-wiring the…

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Body Empowerment
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On Sunday 2nd June, join us in the Secret Garden at South Place Hotel for a day of fitness and wellness -women only. Program: 11.30 – 12.15pm: Fitness class 12.15pm – 1.15pm: Workshop with Anatome 1.15-2.30pm: Lunch break 2.30pm – 3.30pm: Yoga 3.30pm – 4pm: Meditation  4pm – 5pm – Coco de Mer Salon We believe that to achieve sustainable…

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Exercises for Back Pain
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Chronic low back pain is related to the impaired control of many lumbopelvic muscles (lower back). It’s a very common condition and it’s the first cause of disability worldwide. The cause of the the impaired muscle control it’s still not clear but researcher believe that can be caused by a sedentary life, biomechanical stress (ie: sustained bad posture for long…

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Turning the corner on the winter blues
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Thank you so much to everyone that showed up for our latest day retreat – Beat the Winter Blues.  We had a really nice group, super curious and interested in learning about health, fitness, sleep routine and wellness. We started the day with a strength and mobility class leaded by Rui where everyone did mobility self-assessments followed by a strength…

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Pilates, Yoga or Weight Training
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There seems to exist a large number of reasons as to why one should choose pilates, yoga or weight training as your main activity.  The thing that matters the most is the quality of your practise. There is a general opinion that categorises each one of these activities such as: Pilates: core strength and back injuries Yoga: flexibility and mind …

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Beat the Winter Blues
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On Saturday 23rd February, join us in the Secret Garden for a day of fitness and wellness to fight those winter blues! Join us from 10am before embarking on: Three fitness classes:  Strength and flexibility: with over a decade of experience, Rui applies biomechanics and neuroscience principles to his exercise sessions. This class is a great complement for yoga, pilates…

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Wellness Day
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In case you were not aware, a couple of weeks ago we organised a charity event at The South Place Hotel for Mind helping raising money for those in need. Thankfully mental health is not a tabu anymore and all thanks to organisations such as Mind. It was a really fun day where we had Yoga, Meditation, Body Weight Training,…

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