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March 2019

Plantar Fasciitis – What are the symptoms and how can I manage the pain?

Plantar fasciitis is a condition which can cause heel pain.

It happens when the strong band of tissue on the sole of your foot (fascia) becomes irritated, after repetitive use or due to poor foot posture. Most commonly it occurs in one foot but is possible to have it in both feet at the same time.

What […]

January 2017

Try your first Pilates class for free!

Are you wondering what Pilates is all about?  Try your first class for free with no obligation.  I offer a flexible pay as you go approach.  No need to sign up to a course.  No excuses – come along and give it a go.

January 2016

#ThisGirlCan – New Women Only swimming sessions at south ribble leisure centres

South Ribble Leisure are supporting Sport England’s ‪#‎ThisGirlCan campaign and are providing women only swimming sessions at Bamber Bridge & Penwortham Leisure Centres for ladies aged 33 – 55 years old.
Women-only swimming sessions are all about getting in the pool and enjoying yourself.

In women-only swimming sessions there’s no need to be self-conscious or nervous as you’ll find […]

Happy New Year – January 2016 Promotion

Happy New Year Everyone!

I hope you have all had a lovely time over the festive period?  It’s important to enjoy some rest and relaxation and give ourselves a break but don’t worry if you have over indulged – let’s be honest it’s easily done.  Overeating and drinking more alcohol combined with a period of inactivity […]

November 2015

Jen Benson Pilates at Shaw Hill Leisure Club

I have recently been offered a job opportunity at Shaw Hill Leisure Club.  I was very excited to hear that they were in need of a new Pilates Instructor and that my name had been recommended to them.  I have accepted a position teaching one class per week on a Thursday morning at 11.30am.  This […]

September 2015

Look Magazine promote Pilates in their “stomach vacuuming” article

As I flicked through the pages of my favourite fashion magazine, Look I was instantly drawn to their full page spread titled “Stomach Vacuuming” in this weeks edition.  They correctly outline that the principle of holding in your stomach muscles is derived from Pilates and go on to give directions on how to perform the […]

Back to school – the stress factor!

It’s that time again when the summer holidays draw to a close and the children head back to school.  I know most of you have first hand experience and have had a busy summer with your children and grandchildren.  Hats off to you all for keeping them happy and entertained for 6 long weeks.

While back […]

July 2015

Tips for exercising in the heat

As our crazy British summer weather continues we are never quite sure what the weather is going to be from one day to the next!  The problem with this fluctuating weather is that we don’t get chance to acclimatise properly to the heat.  Summer and exercise make for an excellent combination as the longer days […]

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