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Meet Hilary

Meet Hilary

Hi I’m Hil (Hilary), I’m very excited to be joining the Adapted Family after participating in their amazing Yoga Teacher Trainee Programme for 2020/2021. I have learnt so much with this course and can’t wait to share my knowledge in my own unique way. Adapted is such...

Can Yoga and Pilates be a magic pill for aging?

While there are natural parts of the ageing process that cannot be prevented, we are seeing more research indicating that many areas of ageing can be reduced or delayed with regular physical activity and exercise. As adults continue to live longer and remain more...

Meet Rohan

Meet Rohan

Hi, I’m Rohan. I’m a new member of the Adapted family, although I have been teaching and practicing Pilates for well over 30 years. I have moved back to Christchurch after a number of years overseas and live with my partner, a mini schnauzer and love far too much...

Celebrate success- it will make you healthier

In today’s fast-paced world, it seems that as soon as we overcome an obstacle or achieve one goal, we are onto the next.  Whether it is losing the first 3 kilos and then immediately shifting attention to the next 10 to lose, or cleaning out the spare room then moving...

Myth: You have to be fit/flexible to start

Myth: You have to be fit/flexible to start

This would have to be one of the biggest myths we have about our classes! To put it as simply as we can- you come to class to get fitter, stronger and more flexible.The only pre requisite to coming to class is that you want to become better. Obviously this would be a...

Focus on consistency and progress rather than perfection

As one of our values here at Adapted, focus on consistency and progress rather than perfection, is a core foundation to everything we do here. There are four key words- focus, consistency, progress and perfection. These words together mean so much and hold a great...

Can I lose weight by doing Yoga and Pilates?

Can I lose weight by doing Yoga and Pilates?

This is one of the questions that we hear most often here at Adapted. Firstly- it is really important to define what this question actually means for each individual as it can be perceived in many different ways. The short answer is Yes- Yoga and Pilates are effective...

Be Kind. Have courage

This is one of our core values here at Adapted. It shapes pretty much every decision we make. For those of you in the know, Yes it is from a Disney movie, when on her deathbed Cinderella's mother tells her to "Have courage and be kind". It is so simple and so...

Student Success: Sandie

Sandie is one of our lovely Tues and Thurs night online students. Within her first 50 classes she has improve by 20% her upper body strength, shoulder flexibility, hip flexibility, lower back flexibility, her balance and her posture. She also improve her lower body...