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October 1, 2014

Venus awards finalist

Oxfordshire Venus Awards Congratulations! Monica Franke has recently got through to the finals of the Oxfordshire Venus Awards.

News
September 4, 2014

Clinic on the Green in B4 magazine

B4 Magazine article on Clinic on the Green Clinic on the Green has been featured in B4 magazine – Issue 31 View the article on pages 128-129 in the full version of the magazine here.

News
June 9, 2014

Muscle & Mind 5: The Squat

The Squat – strength & conditioning exercises Guest Blog by BarrieJon Mulder, Strength & Conditioning Coach The Squat The squat is a movement we all have an obligation to master and perform flawlessly. Think about all of your daily activities that require in most part the ability to pick something up, to carry your suitcase, take a flight of […]

Core strength, Muscle and Mind, Training
June 4, 2014

The niggle

The Niggle What is the niggle? Recognise it and prevent re-injury. You may be feeling the gains of training and hitting your stride. Some of you, however, will be starting to feel the accumulation of the breaking down and rebuilding process that occurs as part of training, as something more like breaking down and not-quite rebuilding. This […]

Sports therapy, Training
May 29, 2014

Muscle & Mind 4 – The Cranial Bridge

Cranial Osteopathy This week I am going to talk about cranial osteopathy, and its amazing capacity to address the structures which communicate what goes on in our mind and what goes on in our body. Look after the tissue around your muscles to reduce stress and tension Cranial and visceral osteopathy address how the mind […]

Cranial Osteopathy, Muscle and Mind, Natural health
May 13, 2014

Pilates for weight lifters

Why pilates for weight lifters? It sounds like a contradiction in terms, doesn’t it?! Build awareness of body movements to optimise strength through postural control I have worked with power-lifters and sporting populations, often lifting well in excess of their own body weight and I have never stopped believing that some of the core principles […]

Core fitness, Core strength, Pilates, Training
January 26, 2014

Can you overtrain the core?

Listening to another pro – by Monica Franke This is a link to a recent article by the excellent Eric Cressey, a strength and conditioning coach in Boston, US: http://www.ericcressey.com/qa-can-you-overtrain-on-core-stability-exercises And here are my thoughts too! Thanks Eric; once again, a brilliantly put together piece about some under-considered questions. I think one of the things […]

Core fitness, Core strength, Training