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  • How our Pilates classes are different

    By Keith Porter on October 7, 2014
    Shortly after Angie qualified to be a Body Control Pilates teacher, my Mum started training with her. Back then, it was in the comfort of our living room, after we’d moved the sofa out of the way. Mum had been doing Pilates for a while at a big brand gym local to her. The classes were really popular, and each […]
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  • Alignment – the missing piece of your get fit puzzle?

    By Angela Porter on September 28, 2014
    Alignment. Not necessarily the first word that springs to mind when thinking about how to get fitter, stronger or lose weight. And until I started my Pilates practice and training a few years ago, the only thing I checked in the mirror while exercising was how my hair looked (You do it, too, right?….or was that just me?!) These days, […]
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  • Dealing with short term complexity

    By Keith Porter on June 21, 2014
    I can hardly believe I got here. For someone who is looking to build a career and business around the concept of living simply, the past six months have been the most complicated and hectic of my life. Which sort of makes me a bit of a hypocrite. But before you judge me and demand that I change my website […]
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  • Getting started with fitness

    By Keith Porter on June 6, 2014
    This is the kind of article that gets Personal Trainers into trouble. You see, everyone has their favourite exercises or tips for fitness. Yoga teachers would probably argue for a move which provides total flexibility. Powerlifters would tell you to deadlift. Elite athletes might point to something like the snatch (stop giggling). Everyone involved in fitness has their specific ‘must-do’ thing. […]
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  • How to declutter sentimental things

    By Keith Porter on May 30, 2014
    Last week, I sat down to write a blog about how to declutter sentimental things. People know me as a big decluttering fan, and it seems to be one of the things people like to discuss with me most. But the one comment that always comes along is ‘well I could never declutter this….or I could never get rid of that.’ […]
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  • 3 tips to help you quit your job and follow your passion

    By Keith Porter on April 30, 2014
    For the last eight years, I’ve worked as a communications professional. For various companies, I’ve written stories, edited magazines, drafted speeches, and coached people in communication. For someone who never wanted to work in an office, it has actually been a lot of fun with plenty of cool stuff along the way. But a few weeks ago, I handed in […]
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  • 8 business people who inspire me more than they think they do

    By Keith Porter on April 19, 2014
    You are the average of the five people you spend most time with. According to most books or discussions on success, that is. If you surround yourself with negative people who criticise and bring you down, you’re not going to get anywhere. If you spend most of your time with people who inspire you to become a better version of […]
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  • How to declutter at the source

    By Keith Porter on March 22, 2014
    Regular readers of the blog will know that I tend to go through phases when it comes to what I write about. I might be really into my training and enjoying a new programme that I want to share, or finding new eating strategies and discussing them, or learning more about passive income.
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  • You don’t have to be perfect

    By Keith Porter on March 14, 2014
    I’m addicted to cream teas. Okay, maybe I’m not addicted to cream teas, but I really do like them a lot. So much so that Angie’s one and only baking task at the moment is to come up with some kind of cream tea primal variation that we can stuff our chops with of a weekend. The future of our […]
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  • Why gym programmes fail (and what you can do about it)

    By Keith Porter on March 10, 2014
    Every health or fitness magazine has programmes on the front cover to persuade you to pick it up. Build bigger arms! Movie star workouts! Beach body abs! Dive into those programmes though, and you’ll see photographs of fitness models (who did not do beach body abs to get beach body abs) guiding you through the moves that by themselves, without […]
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