Monthly Archives: September 2013

six key benefits of pilates

You might have already felt it , discovered it and enjoyed it at The Hundred Pilates Studio in Dubai. But if not, here is a little crash course on the benefits you will feel in a Pilates session be it on the mat or equipment. Pilates exercises combine strength with relaxation; they lighten the load on your spine and joints by correcting muscular imbalances due to bad posture or misuse of muscles and alleviate tension.

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the powerful benefits of pilates breathing, eliminating toxins and offer an internal shower – the hundred pilates studio dubai reveals fascinating studies!

Many people think of body detox in terms of juice/food cleansing diets but how about considering a  powerful body cleansing process you have available to you all the time, through a combination of a healthy lifestyle and Pilates exercises? Here, The Hundred Pilates Studio in Dubai reveal inspirational studies on the power of breath.

In 1931 Dr Otto H Warburg won the Nobel peace prize for his studies in cancerous cells. He discovered a connection between Oxygen and cancer. He concluded, in a summarized version, that the primary form of cancerous cell is directly related to oxygen-deprived cells. He also suggested that cancerous cells are anaerobic and thrive in an oxygen-deprived environment.

Although toxins are removed from our body in by the Urinary system and Sweating, some of the toxins can only be “burnt up” and neutralised through oxidation, which take place within our muscles and organs by Oxygenated Red blood cells. A build up in toxins is what makes us feel lethargic, and can lead to us feeling unwell. Slow deep breaths also help to activate parasympathetic nervous system which is when the body gets the chance to recuperate, regenerate, and heal.

Joseph Pilates thought that “every last atom of old air should be squeezed from the lungs” so that fresh, invigorating oxygen could flood the body by way of the circulatory system which gets the blood moving and gives us that internal shower ‘feeling’. Exercise helps pump the oxygenated blood all the way through the body to the furthest capillaries, nourishing them and carrying away old debris.

Read more on how to give your body a well-deserved internal cleanse and more fascinating benefits of oxygen in the system…

Pilates is all about helping the body to function as it was intended without pain or restriction, as efficiently as possible - The Hundred Pilates Studio in Dubai

Pilates is all about helping the body to function as it was intended without pain or restriction, as efficiently as possible – The Hundred Pilates Studio in Dubai

 


how to stay mobile, supple and flexible during ramadan with pilates in dubai!

Staying mobile during Ramadan with Pilates stretches is healthy. While your workout might not be as intense for the month, stretching and working the abdominal and back is necessary to staying supple and prevention of injury in any movement you do – simply taking heavy food trays out of the oven is an example to avoid strain. Posture is the alignment of our skeleton within the body and Pilates teaches us how to consciously discover our natural or neutral alignment throughout the body.  Given enough practice, we transfer these experiences so our everyday life so that our alignment is now subconscious. So without further ado, here are some great pilates exercises to practice at home recommended by The Hundred Pilates in Dubai.

Getting ready to stretch it out – The Hundred Pilates in Dubai – www.thehundred.ae


chunky banana and dates icecream – a natural energy boosting ramadan dairy-free de’lite dish

With Ramadan coming up very soon and the summer heat escalating in the UAE, we decided to create a cold natural energy-boosting sweet dish for you. Welcome to the world of dairy-free Banana & Dates Icecream with Dark Chocolate. As our energy levels naturally dip low during fasting, the smartest thing is to slowly bring them back up when breaking our fast without raiding heavy carb-loaded dishes or the chocolate jar. Both Bananas and Dates are an excellent form of natural energy, packed with iron, zinc,  potassium and fiber while stabilizing blood sugar levels, a natural anti-acid and soothing to the digestive tract. Wonderful. Here is your raw, vegan, dairy-free healthy Ramadan treat!

Bananas, Dates, Dark Chocolate, Almond Nut Butter - Ramadan De'lite!

Bananas, Dates, Dark Chocolate, Almond Nut Butter – Ramadan De’lite!

the hundred pilates dubai teams up with lorna jane active wear to promote look good, feel good, work harder!

The Hundred Pilates Dubai receive a new revamped uniform look thanks to Lorna Jane's beautiful designs!

The Hundred Pilates Dubai receive a new revamped uniform look thanks to Lorna Jane’s beautiful designs!

 

Have you noticed that our instructors have been looking rather fantastic of late in their new work out wear / branded uniforms ??  Thanks to our Owner & Founder Asma Lootah at The Hundred Pilates Studio in Dubai, who believes in investing in and caring for her team, a recent collaboration with Lorna Jane – Australia’s leading active wear brand – has seen the girls all looking super smart, and with fits and cuts tailored to each instructors needs.


delicious dairy-free vegan queso dip for cheese lovers !

    Vegan Queso Dip contributed by Sara Davis, Certified Pilates Instructor at The Hundred Pilates Studio in Dubai

Vegan Queso Dip contributed by Sara Davis, Certified Pilates Instructor at The Hundred Pilates Studio in Dubai


Now, even if you are not a vegan, or a vegetarian, this much healthier and dairy-free option is a great substitute when you’re craving a cheese dip. It is a delicious, lighter and satisfying dip substitute to processed cheese using healthy cashews instead, yes, cashews! Easy to prepare and so creamy and delicious, this lower calorie and heart healthier alternative dip is also a lighter way to indulge; loaded with B-vitamins, protein and healthy fats, you can actually feel good about enjoying this cheesy, yet cheeseless, delight. Nutritional yeast is considered by many to be the most valuable supplement available and is used as a flavor enhancer as well as a nutritional aid …


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