Instructor Mayni

An insight of Mayni’s Pilates Journey: My Pilates journey started in two phases. First was when I was in my early-20s during which my main concern was to be physically toned enough to wear a bikini for a beach trip. It was a time when Pilates as an exercise just started becoming more mainstream in…

The Spiral Advantage with GYROTONIC®

“Can you tell me why a spiral design seems omnipresent in our natural world and the universe?” writes in a curious reader to the popular science magazine Discover.  Across the board, it seems the swirls, curls, whorls and whirls of natural patterns arise from varying physical principles, and the bottom line answer is, “we don’t really know.”…

Ankle Injury Prevention

Every year thousands of people flock to the pristine winter slopes in Niseko, seeking out that famous powder. If you are one of the lucky ones who is planning on doing the same this season, a gentle reminder that along with the abundance of snow, the beautiful views and the delicious ramen comes the risk…

Pilates for Travellers

In our modern day lives, travel has become an essential part of not only our pleasure but our work as well. We all know how challenging keeping to a fitness routine can be when we are on the road. Thankfully, it is absolutely possible to keep up a Pilates routine while travelling from your airplane…

Learn how to move on the Oov!

What’s an Oov? The unique curves of the Oov is designed to support the natural curvature of our spine to provide stability and/or mobility depending on where it is needed. It is made of a dense foam that’s engineered to compress under the user’s weight to a certain point, after which it will push back…

The Importance of Warming Up

Winter is fast approaching and just last week, there’s sight of the first snow on the peak of Mt Yotei which is visible from Focus’s Pilates and Physio clinic in Niseko Japan! As you consider your upcoming winter holiday, be it Japan or other location, it is worth putting some thought into how you are…

Rev up your Pilates workout

Many of us are creatures of habit when it comes to exercising. We tend to attend the same classes or log the same workout and it’s perfectly normal especially if it’s a class that you simply love or a workout that your body is comfortable with. Though, it’s good to maintain a regular exercise routine…

How to deal with wrist pain?

Our wrist, a very mobile part of our body, plays a major role in our daily lives – from typing, to lifting a cup of drink, dressing/grooming, turning a door knob, wringing a towel, ironing and carrying a weight. Hence, discomfort at our wrist is a cause of concern for many. Read on as our…