We have created a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere…

to quieten your mind with gentle music and natural lighting and a nice cup of herbal tea.

You can recline on our Powertone Pilates beds and engage your core and breathe as the machines do the movements with your spine in neutral alignment… We are seeing inch loss, postural improvement and muscular toning on our clients as well as pain relief and improved flexibility and joint mobility.

We would like to invite you to come for a FREE trial…

and then offer you to try our Monthly Membership for $200 so you too can feel the benefits!

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Our skin is designed to protect us from the climate and external atmosphere.  We produce sweat to lubricate the skin and this helps to protect us from the aging effects of the sun and wind and air-conditioning, heaters and pollutants in the air.

Our pores gently allow sebum to pour over our skin to protect us.  If we dry our skin out by over cleansing this natural process is disturbed.  As our skin becomes dry the pores will become open and unable to gently move the natural oils or sebum through the pores to lubricate the skin and so the pores become blocked and infected as they cannot sweat out toxins.

Toxins are gently  squeezed out of the body through the pores as sweat to cleanse our system.  It is healthy to sweat!  Dust particles in the air we breathe are captured by small hairs in the nose and covered in sebum to help them move through the pores out of the nose, by over cleansing we block this natural process and blackheads and spots occur.

In the morning our skin should be moist, like dew on grass this will quickly dry!  I like to think of this as Gods natural moisturizer for our skin.  By cleansing in the morning we disturb the natural balance and dryness occurs.  Spritzing with a light toner will refresh the skin without disturbing the balance.

In the daytime our natural bio-rhythm is fast, allowing us to respond quickly and move.  In the night our bio-rhythm is slow, allowing us to relax and restore our energy.  Night time is for replenishing as we breathe in deeply our skin cells will absorb whatever we put on it!  By cleansing at night we remove the sweat and dust accumulated through the day, this is the perfect time to apply an anti-aging and cell regenerating serum and cream.  A serum will deliver active ingredients deeply into the skin cells while a cream will soften and nourish the skin.  Daytime is for protection and hydration keeping our pores gently moving and protecting our skin from the harsh elements such as sunshine, wind, air-conditioning and heating.  A gentle spritz toner should be followed by a light hydrating serum to keep the pores supple and cream with protective qualities.  If you are swimming, skiing, cycling or running a protective balm or vasoline can protect against wind damage and the resulting redness and sensitivity can be prevented! I used this for horse riding and it prevented broken capillaries which are common when our delicate skin get a beating from the wind!

Treating the skin with a mask will help to balance the ph of the skin and clear blemishes.  A good mask will have a gentle cleansing action but also a hydrating and nourishing quality. When our body becomes overly acidic, we will notice our capillaries become fragile and our skin will flush easily gradually broken capillaries will cause more permanent redness!  Diet is important to neutralize the body and we are here to advise you personally.

A Monthly or Seasonal Facial is recommended and we can advice you on homecare  products to maintain and treat your skin.

Caroline Bartlett

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Gentle and regular exercise is all you need to keep your body young! along with a healthy diet and plenty of water!!   Today convenience fast foods are making people gain and hold extra body fat; both internally around the body organs and externally as fatty tissue, this causes fatigue and reduced self esteem.  At Feel Good Studio it is our aim to help you transform your body in a safe environment with our care and supervision. Perfect also after pregnancy to re-sculpt your core and enjoy personal time or for rehabilitation after surgery.  Many people today are so busy working at desks that they neglect free movement, which is what we are designed for! this causes atrophy of the muscles which leads to aches and pains and leads us to age more rapidly.  Muscles give us energy to move and keep us toned and young.  Low impact exercise will protect the joints and improve flexibility while toning.  Stretching will allow the muscles to elongate and improve posture with breathing techniques designed to relax and calm; you will take in more oxygen so your internal organs work more efficiently.  At Feel Good Studio our machines will provide the correct support for your neck and back so that you can relax and concentrate on breathe and core engagement. Muscles also burn calories which aid in weight loss and the prevention of diabetes.  We need to exercise to increase muscle strength and muscle mass, but many forms of exercise today work only select muscles; there are 620 muscles in the body. It is important to balance these muscles.  We naturally choose to do the exercises that we are good at; so at Yoga my husband excels at chaturanga press ups (strength) whereas I love the back bends (flexibility).  Powertone Pilates will give a balanced workout, if you are strong you will gain flexibility, if you are flexible you will become stronger.  Powertone  Pilates will train your core as you experience stronger breathing and coordination the other exercises you perform will be improved and more effective and you will surprise yourself at how quickly you improve.

Caroline Bartlett

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If you have been with us at Feel Good Studio for some time; you may be wondering why we are so insistent on keeping your core engaged and also doing Kegel exercises.

Your core has 39 muscles all located in your abdomen, pelvis and your back. The core is intimately connected with every single movement you make throughout the day. Simple movements from getting out of bed to more complex exercises such as performing a barbell squat all require core strength and flexibility.

Those with weak cores are more likely to be overweight, suffer from medical conditions, and suffer from low back pain. A weak core can even contribute to knee, shoulder, neck and foot pain. When your core suffers, the quality of movement will suffer across many domains of your life.

A strong core is linked to good balance, good posture, improved ability to perform in any sport, and can reduce the risk of falling in the elderly (Granacher et al, 2013). Moreover, developing a strong core can increase one’s metabolism and therefore help you lose weight faster. Core strengthening exercise builds lean mass in the core, and the greater lean muscle mass one has the more calories they burn.

anterior-abdominal-wallMary Gosling … Shapemaster Fitness Instructor

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