Changes, Exercises And Treats From Prana Wellbeing

Prana Wellbeing

A Message From Salva

Salvador MuñozThere are some important changes taking place at Prana Wellbeing. Yes they’re a little bureaucratic but they are vitally important.

Apologies if you’re reading this for the second time. We experienced some technical difficulties last week but hopefully they have been smoothed out now.

From 1 July, The Harrington’s reception team will look after all Prana Wellbeing customers. This will include:

  • All bookings (classes and private sessions)
  • Check-in before classes
  • Payments

Of course, you can still book and pay for your pilates classes through the Prana Wellbeing web site using your username and password. Click the button below to see the schedule.

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If you need help logging in, please speak to Salva on 0207 341 5811 or email him,info@pranawellbeing.com.

Now on to the fun stuff. Read on for a tasty vegan cocoa cake recipe, an exercise from Salva, a new way to save at Prana and the new price list for you to download and keep.

Pilates at Prana Wellbeing

Bring A Friend, Enjoy A Free Class

We’re always looking for new ways to bring you the best value for money. Now you can enjoy exactly that while taking a pilates class with a friend.

If you know someone interested in pilates, why not bring them along for a class. If your friend decides to become a member or book a class, you’ll receive a free class. You have to be an existing member in order to claim your free class.

To enquire about bringing a friend and claiming your free class please contact Salva by clicking the button below.

Claim Your Free Class

In The Studio With Salva

Now you’ve enjoyed Victoria’s delicious cocoa cake, no doubt you’ll be wanting to get straight onto the mat to burn it off. Prana’s studio manager Salvador gives you one of his favourite Reformer exercises to do the next time you’re in the studio.

Pelvic Floor With Heels Pilates Reformer Exercise

Level: Intermediate
Repetition: 4 – 8
Springs: 2R – 3R
Foot Bar: High
Head Rest: As needed
Objectives:

1. Strengthen hip extensors

2. Bolster the gluteals, hamstrings and back extensors
3. Practice articulation in extension and flexion

Please Note:

  • Extension can be good for osteoporosis, but spine articulation may cause discomfort. For people with osteoporosis, maintain a neutral pelvis when lifting and lowering. Avoid this exercise with more severe osteoporosis, especially in the neck.
  • If you have suffered a knee injury, assume a wider stance to limit the amount of knee flexion needed.
  • For neck injuries, avoid rolling up past the bottom of the shoulder blades.
Executions:
Lie on your back in a neutral spinal position with the head rest down. Place the heels on the foot bar in a V position.

Step-By-Step Execution:

  1. Inhale in the starting position
  2. As you exhale keep the carriage at the stopper and roll the hips up off the carriage. Avoid rolling up higher than the top of the shoulder pads
  3. Inhale to prepare the leg extension. As you exhale press the carriage out
  4. As you Inhale pull the carriage back into the stopper, keeping the pelvis lifted
  5. As you exhale roll the spine down one vertebra at a time

Variations:

Foot Positions:
In the traditional variation of this exercise, place the balls of your feet on the foot bar with your heels together. However, it is OK to employ any of the following foot positions:

  • Feet parallel
  • Heels rather than toes on the foot bar
  • Assume second position ballet with the feet on the edges of the foot bar and the legs in external rotation

Victoria’s Indulgent But Healthy Vegan Cocoa Cake

Ingredients:

  • Victoria Hinds1400g can black beans rinsed and drained (organic)
  • 100g Mejool dates pitted
  • 150g coconut oil (raw, unfiltered for best flavour)
  • 20g ground flaxseeds
  • 20g coconut flour
  • 40g ground almonds
  • 80g cocoa powder
  • 2 tspn gluten free baking powder
  • 2 tspn bicarbonate of soda (aluminium and gluten free if possible)
  • 150g maple syrup (real maple syrup)
  • 1 tspn salt

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/170°C fan oven
  2. Line a 20cm round cake tin with baking parchment
  3. Blend the black beans, dates and coconut oil into a smooth paste
  4. Add the other ingredients and blend until well mixed. Pour into prepared tin smooth the top and bake for 45 minutes. When done, a cake skewer should come out clean
  5. Allow cake to cool before carefully removing from tin. It should be soft and crumbly

New Prana Wellbeing Price List

Prana Wellbeing Price ListWe’ve made some slight changes to the prices of the services we offer at Prana Wellbeing.

Click the image opposite to download your brand new Prana Wellbeing price list, including fitness system, consultation and therapy, and stick it to your fridge now.

If you have any questions about the list please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

If our team has inspired you to get back into our studio, you better act fast. It’s becoming mighty popular as more people hear about us. Click below to reserve your Reformer now.
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