How to look after your mental health using exercise with Pinehill Studios!

first_imgThere are many reasons why physical activity is good for your body – having a healthy heart and improving your joints and bones are just two, but did you know that physical activity is also beneficial for your mental health and wellbeing?We need to change the way we view physical activity in order NOT to see it as something we ‘have to do’, ‘should do’ or ‘ought to do’ for our health, but as something that we do because we personally value its positive benefits to our wellbeing.Being active doesn’t have to mean doing sport or going to the gym. There are lots of ways to be active and at Pinehill Studios we have a variety of options for you to try. Find the one that works for you and let’s all get physical! Piloxing SSPA NON-STOP, CARDIO FUSION OF STANDING PILATES, BOXING AND DANCE FITNESS CLASS THAT WILL PUSH YOU PAST YOUR LIMITS FOR A SLEEK, SEXY, POWERFUL YOU!PILOXING cardio fusion incorporates cutting edge research and fitness techniques to burn maximum calories, build lean muscles, and increase stamina. The PILOXING fitness classes uniquely blends the power, speed, and agility of boxing with exhilarating dance moves and targeted sculpting and flexibility of pilates.These techniques are supplemented by the use of weighted gloves, further toning the arms and maximizing cardiovascular health. Put it all together, and you have a muscle-toning, fat-burning workout that will make you feel physically and mentally empowered! That is PILOXING cardio-fusion.Piloxing KnockoutPILOXING KNOCKOUT is the ultimate test of athleticism and the latest release by the world-renowned fitness brand.PILOXING Knockout takes fitness to a whole new level! These killer fitness classes will not only test your endurance to the max but will push your physical abilities past their limits.This high-intensity, plyometric, functional core-centric program, will conquer obstacles and change your fitness level to points you didn’t know your body was capable of reaching. Sarah-Marie will guide you through 6 rounds, consisting of a 3-minute Base and a 2-minute drill. Each Base will take you through a whole new way of performing high-intensity core strengthening exercises, influenced by boxing, functional training, cardio and plyometrics. The drills consist of dynamic classics with a hard-core twist – core twist, push-up with a burpee.This 45-minute power workout includes warm-up, cool down, and the raw energy that made PILOXING famous.It’s sure to — Knock You Out!THE MIX by Piloxing NOT YOUR AVERAGE FITNESS CLASS. THIS CARDIO-DANCE PROGRAM WILL HAVE YOU OBSESSED – GUARANTEED.They call it dancing. We call it living. THE MIX by Piloxing is inspired by commercial dance from the dance mecca of Los Angeles. This all-new program will have you addicted from the first beat. Lose yourself in Today’s Music Hits and Iconic Throwbacks while learning the most current grooves from LA’s dance scene. This is what cardio should feel like! THE MIX is for all fitness levels, ages and backgrounds. We want you to dance like no one is watching. Move with the frequency and play with the tracks. The world is your stage. Get in THE MIX.Adult Hip HopOur Adult only hip hop classes are high energy lessons where we focus on fun, fitness, dance technique and performance opportunities. Adult hip hop is a great way to meet new people and build confidence all while improving your dance skills and grooving to popular throwback tracks and recent chart music.www.pinehillstudios.ieJiveJoin our fun-filled country jive classes and learn all there is to know about the forever growing popular dance style. Whether it’s your first time or you’re looking to brush up on your moves, our classes cater to all.www.pinehillstudios.ieSalsaA fun, friendly, relaxed community providing Cuban Salsa dance classes and introductions into Bachata. Salsa dance events are also organised every month.Partners are not required.These classes will teach you the basics of Salsa & Bachata, how to lead or follow turns & patterns, to feel confident on the dance floor, and to have a good foundation for more intermediate and advanced steps.https://www.facebook.com/salsaygoza/YogaBEGINNERS YOGAThis class is perfect for those completely new to yoga or haven’t been in a while and would like to refresh. Learn basic postures (Asana) and conscious breathing (Pranayama) and develop a great yoga practice, aiming to improve flexibility and strength and relax and stretch the body.Pranayama and meditation will leave you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed with an enormous sense of wellbeing and reduced stress as well reducing your heart-rate, beneficial to those with blood pressure issues and heart disease.INTERMEDIATE YOGAAn open level class which caters to those students with some knowledge of yoga.This is a dynamic, grounded and healing class focusing on building strength and flexibility whilst creating a meditative flow through asana with emphasis on breath and alignment.Students will be offered different variations of the poses at a pace that suits each one.YOGA FOR MENThese men only class aims to help improve posture and increase core strength. If you are looking to get strong, flexible and supple as well as build back strength, this is the class for you.YOGA FOR PREGNANCYMidwives are becoming very aware of those mothers who take Prenatal Yoga classes to prepare for the birth of their babies.You will move through a series of physical postures and breathing exercises to help you cope with the huge changes you’re going through and to help you adapt and prepare for the birth of your baby/babies.You will become more focused and in better shape throughout your pregnancy and for the duration of the birth itself using a range of these breathing techniques and postures.How to look after your mental health using exercise with Pinehill Studios! was last modified: August 20th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Pinehill Studioslast_img read more

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Cleaner water for Cape Town bathers

first_imgThree Anchor Bay’s bathing area is visiblein the bottom right of this scene ofMouille Point and Cape Town stadium.(Image: Cape Town Partnership) The three proposed pilot sites areshown in this Google Maps image.See a bigger version.(Images: City of Cape Town)MEDIA CONTACTS • Councillor Brett HerronMayoral committee member+27 21 400 1298Emily van RijswijckThe City of Cape Town has launched a year-long pilot project to improve the quality of storm water running into the sea at three of its popular bathing areas.According to the municipality, this is the first time that this kind of initiative, involving end-of-pipe treatment, will be undertaken in South Africa.If the project is successful it will be taken to other beaches along the city’s coastline.Two storm water outlet sites at Three Anchor Bay and one at Rocklands, in adjacent Sea Point, all within 10 minutes of the city centre, are earmarked for the pilot project, with infrastructure construction already under way.The sites were chosen because of their proximity to the city’s management offices as this minimises costs.A different treatment method will be used at each of the three sites to test the environmental impact and cost effectiveness as well as their efficacy under local conditions.At Three Anchor Bay North the low flow of water will be diverted to the city’s sewer system; conventional chlorine disinfection will be introduced at Three Anchor Bay South; and an ultraviolet disinfection process will be used at Rocklands.“The outcomes of the monitoring report will determine whether it is viable for the city to roll out interventions similar to the three pilots at other non-compliant bathing beaches, but on a much bigger scale,” says Brett Herron, mayoral committee member for Cape Town.Three Anchor Bay is wedged between Mouille Point and Sea Point on the Atlantic seaboard, considered to be one of Cape Town’s prime property locations.Along this beautiful stretch of beachfront lie the glamorous, sought-after areas of Clifton, Camps Bay, Fresnaye and Llandudno, each with its own character. Some have spectacular swimming beaches, and all share the magnificent Table Mountain and Twelve Apostles range as backdrop.Non-compliantPreliminary tests done by consulting engineers Jeffares and Green at strategic outlet areas in Sea Point and Mouille Point revealed that the quality of the storm water did not comply with the Department of Water Affairs’ regulations.The study also found that stormwater runoff was one of the major contributors to pollution of sea water in Cape Town, especially during low water-flow periods, says Herron.It is estimated that the construction process will take about five months, after which the assessment will start in earnest.A building being constructed at Rocklands will house the ultraviolet (UV) disinfection equipment. This technique makes use of UV light to penetrate bacterial cell walls, which, in turn, disrupts the reproduction process of the microbes.The method is considered to be simple and easy to install and maintain. Unlike the chlorine treatment, it leaves the water with no chemical taste or smell and is therefore more environment-friendly.For the chlorine disinfection method underground tanks will be installed at Three Anchor Bay South, while at the Three Anchor Bay North site low-flow diversion infrastructure will divert storm water via an underground system.“Since these are pilot projects, monitoring is essential, especially in the case of the chlorination treatment, to see if it is viable to continue with chlorination disinfection,” says Herron.The effect of chlorine on marine wildlife has not been established, but it is of concern to the municipality and will be closely monitored by an independent marine biologist.Feedback received from the public during the environmental impact assessment and public participation process had been “very positive”, says Herron.last_img read more

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Design-Build Firm Seeks Toehold in Insulation Market

first_imgA Maine-based design-build firm best known for its super-efficient Passive House buildings has taken on a new partner with a background in materials science and set up a new firm specifically to develop low-density fiberboard insulation for the U.S. market.GO Lab, created earlier this year by GO Logic, is hoping to have fiberboard insulation in production in the next 24 months, giving builders here access to a type of insulation common in Europe but currently not manufactured anywhere in the U.S.The effort is headed up by Joshua Henry, a 39-year-old former professor at the University of Maine and Bates College whose varied background includes work on semiconductors and materials used in photovoltaic devices. His energy-modeling for GO Logic, a firm founded in Belfast, Maine, by Matthew O’Malia and Alan Gibson, eventually led to a new partnership, the creation of the research company, and efforts to develop a U.S. counterpart to the type of fiberboard insulation available in Europe, such as Gutex.Henry said in a telephone interview that fiberboard insulation is attractive from an environmental point of view because it is made from wood fiber rather than petroleum-based compounds, can be manufactured sustainably, and is completely recyclable. The insulation can be applied as a continuous layer on the outside of a building, much like rigid foam, to boost overall insulation levels and reduce thermal bridging. Like foam, it is not a substitute for structural sheathing such as plywood or OSB. High-Performance Builders See Gains Ahead with Panelized ConstructionGreen Basics: Rigid Foam Insulation Installing Mineral Wool Insulation Over Exterior Wall SheathingMineral Wool Makers Dropping Formaldehyde BindersIf Ants Like Rigid Foam, Should We Stop Using It? A good fit with regional resourcesHenry and his partners would like to take the insulation to a national market, and see it available in retail outlets like Home Depot and Lowe’s. It’s potentially great news for Maine, where the forest products industry has been hammered by the steady erosion of a once mighty pulp and paper industry and by continued troubles with the financial viability of biomass power plants.“One thing we’ve recognized, as we take samples around to manufacturers in the Northeast, is there was sort of an immediate recognition that this really fits with what they do,” he said. “It can be manufactured from sawmill residuals. Their first question is, ‘How soon can you be in production?”‘GO Lab continues to work on product development as it tries to raise the $40 million to $50 million it will need to open a production facility. Exactly where the factory will be built is up in the air.“We do think Maine has a lot of things going for it,” he said. “It has the bandwidth right now to think about new products, the political will in the state right now to get something going, and we have a lot of good partners right now with interesting financial incentives we think we can leverage to get a plant built in Maine. But ultimately, it will come down to numbers to where the plant is built.”In addition to seeking capital in both the U.S. and Europe, GO Lab is talking to European producers with the idea of tapping into their established engineering and manufacturing expertise. European producers are excited about the prospect of having a U.S. partner that’s more than a manufacturing arm for their own products and actually advances the performance of the insulation, he said.The key, Henry added, will be getting a product to market at a price that is competitive with foam.“The hard sell is if you’re a design-construction firm and you’re already selling a competitive product,” he said. “If Passive House is going to reach the masses eventually, it’s going to have to be cost-competitive with standard construction.”Henry said that his experience in the development of photovoltaic materials taught him that sales really took off not when the devices started to become extremely efficient, but when they could compete with natural gas and oil on a cost per kilowatt-hour basis.“It’s great to market a green building product,” he said. “I think we need more green building products. But ultimately, as big an environmentalist as I am, the realist side of me says that green building products have to have a good financial argument for its ultimate consumer, especially for a product like foam that your consumer, your homeowner, is never going to see.” Although available from some specialty retailers, such as 475 High Performance Building Supply in New York, it’s not widely used in the U.S., and importing it from Europe is expensive.“Importing insulation board from Europe is a kind of no-go,” Henry said. “It’s a low-density product, so most of what you’re importing is European air. It’s a product that has to be manufactured in the United States in order to achieve a larger market.”center_img Comparing fiberboard to foamHenry said he first saw samples of fiberboard insulation when he came into the offices of GO Logic for a meeting. At the time, he was teaching at the University of Maine and had connections with its Advanced Structures and Composites Center, a cutting-edge research facility located on the university’s Orono campus.“I took a look at some of the boards and realized that this was something we could be doing at the University of Maine, or developing in the United States,” Henry said.Both O’Malia and Gibson were adamant there was a potential market for the insulation in the U.S. as high-performance and Passive House building becomes more commonplace. Discussions with the university, some patent research, a few grants, and a closer look at European products pushed the three toward the launch of GO Lab and more intensive product development.The biggest advantage of fiberboard over rigid foam insulation, Henry said, is that it’s truly a green product. It’s manufactured from wood chips, and it’s pleasant to work with: “renewable and recyclable,” as Henry put it, and an attractive option for builders who avoid using foam because of the environmental baggage it comes with.Fiberboard insulation is three to five times as vapor permeable as expanded polystyrene (EPS) or extruded polystyrene (XPS), two of the most common rigid foam options, Henry said. That makes it especially well suited for insulation upgrades on older houses because it won’t trap moisture inside wall cavities.European fiberboard insulation has an R-value of 3.7 or 3.8 per inch, Henry said, but GO Lab is at work on formulations that would yield R-4 per inch boards and put fiberboard in a position to challenge EPS — providing costs can be competitive.“I think the biggest thing that’s going to make it competitive with foam insulation board is that we really think we can be cost-competitive on a performance-based standpoint with foams and Gutex,” he said. “If you can have a product that’s renewable, recyclable, and is easy to work with, and builders on the ground actually like working with it, and it’s not a cost premium, why would you not at least take a look at it?”For U.S. builders, Gutex would take some getting used to. Four-Seven-Five lists Gutex Multitherm — a moisture-resistant version intended for use under a rainscreen — at 43 5/16 in. by 31 1/2 in., not exactly compatible with the 4-foot grid builders here commonly use. Henry said that GO Lab would shoot for a size more familiar to U.S. builders, although probably not 4×8 sheets because of weight.Then there’s cost. Multitherm 40, which is 1 9/16 inch thick and is rated at R-5.8, sells for $1.81 per square foot. A 4×8 sheet of Insulfoam R-Tech EPS 1 1/2 inch thick and rated (according to the manufacturer) at R-5.78 is $20.45 per sheet, or 64 cents a square foot, at Home Depot. RELATED ARTICLES last_img read more

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World Cup 2018: Serbia’s Kolarov, Matic consider international retirement

first_imgSerbia’s captain Aleksandar Kolarov and midfielder Nemanja Matic are considering retirement from international duties after their elimination from the FIFA World Cup 2018 on Wednesday.Serbia were outclassed by Brazil 2-0 in their final group game that saw them exit from the World Cup in Russia.Serbia had defeated Costa Rica in their first match of the tournament but their last-gasp defeat to Switzerland in the second match turned it all around.It was a must-win against Brazil and Serbia just failed to dismantle the footballing powerhouse.A last-minute strike by Xherdan Shaqiri was the “fateful goal” that booked Serbia’s passage home, wrote the Kurir daily.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGE”I will speak with the people from the football federation, whether they see me in the national team,” Kolarov, 32, was quoted as saying by Blic newspaper. “If I can’t contribute to what the national side needs, I won’t be selfish.”It will he hard for me but I will stay away,” added the AS Roma and former Manchester City defender.WORLD CUP 2018 – FIXTURES | POINTS TABLE”First I need a rest,” Matic said, noting he had played more than 60 games this season for Manchester United and his country. “I’m drained, both emotionally and physically. We’ll see.”Also read – World Cup 2018: Brazil reach last 16 with easy win over Serbia”If I feel I cannot give my maximum, I’ll pull out,” added Matic, who turns 30 in a month.The Belgrade press largely echoed coach Mladen Krstajic’s praise for his team’s fighting spirit in being outclassed by the five-times world champions; Blic called them “heroes”.advertisementThe Serbs needed a win to reach the second round from Group E after a last-minute 2-1 defeat by Switzerland last week. However, in pressing hard they left themselves exposed to a goals in either half by Paulinho and Thiago Silva.Also read – World Cup 2018, Brazil vs Serbia: Why was Neymar trolled this time?”We went out to win against a powerhouse in modern football and we came up short,” Krstajic said. “I congratulate my players for their brave efforts.”That’s how it goes in football. We have to up our game.””The players gave their all,” added Krstajic, a former international defender who was promoted to coach from assistant when Slavoljub Muslin was sacked last October after leading the side to qualification for Russia.”We came to the World Cup to show our true colours after eight years of missing out on major tournaments. We can be very satisfied with our performance,” he said.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

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a month agoNapoli goalscorer Llorente: I really wanted to face Liverpool

first_imgNapoli goalscorer Llorente: I really wanted to face Liverpoolby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli striker Fernando Llorente was delighted to score in victory over Champions League opponents Liverpool.Llorente was part of the Tottenham team beaten by the Reds in last season’s final.The veteran said: “I wanted to play against the Reds, I’m happy because we showed we could live with the big names. These three points are very important, but it’s just the first game: we still need a lot. “We have to think about game after game, it will be hard. “Scoring at the San Paolo is something incredible, I didn’t imagine starting this adventure like this.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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23 days agoNapoli boss Ancelotti defends Genk stalemate

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Napoli boss Ancelotti defends Genk stalemateby Carlos Volcano23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli boss Carlo Ancelotti defended their 0-0 draw at Champions League opponents Genk.The Azzurri hit the woodwork three times and saw Kalidou Koulibaly’s effort cleared off the line at the Luminus Arena.“It was a good performance and we had several chances for the breakthrough,” Ancelotti said on Sky Sport Italia.“Our finishing wasn’t very effective and we were a little unlucky too. The only risk we had at the back came after a slip, so we were always in control.“It’s an extra point, we showed grit and determination, but could’ve finished our chances better.” last_img read more

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Ohio State OL Taylor Decker Had Some Fun Retweeting All The Incorrect Predictions People Made About The Buckeyes

first_imgTaylor Decker retweets incorrect Ohio State predictions.Taylor Decker spent part of his Wednesday morning doing some work that should please Ohio State fans greatly. The Buckeyes’ offensive tackle surfed Twitter, found a bunch of incorrect predictions made about his national champion team and retweeted them. The 6-foot-7, 315-pound offensive lineman found eight tweets that proved to be very, very wrong. There are plenty, plenty more out there to be found, too. Funny how things work, often those who said you couldn’t will cheer the loudest when you do #raisethewhiteropes— Taylor Decker (@TDeck68) February 25, 2015 Screen Shot 2015-02-25 at 6.08.50 PM@TDeck68  Screen Shot 2015-02-25 at 6.09.04 PM@TDeck68Decker recognized one of the few people who did not lose faith in Ohio State, too. @TDeck68 looks like i was the opposite of those people pic.twitter.com/4fac4tLB1f— Thomas Khristenko (@ChefKyrie) February 25, 2015Taylor Decker: really good offensive lineman, even better user of Twitter.last_img read more

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Photo/Videos: Struggling Oklahoma State Blows Out No. 3 Kansas, Fans Rush Court

first_imgOklahoma State fans rush the court after win.Twitter/@ESPNCBBAt this point, it feels like we have a huge upset and a court rush every night in college basketball. No. 3 Kansas was the victim tonight, falling to an Oklahoma State team that was just 9-8, and 1-4 in the Big 12 in Stillwater, 86-67. After the game, fans of the Pokes rushed the court in a big way.Down goes Kansas! What a week. pic.twitter.com/46vr4hqHo0— ESPN College BBall (@ESPNCBB) January 20, 2016They stormed the court anyway. Regardless, great win for the Pokes. They came to play. 86-67 victory. #OkState pic.twitter.com/KIyNCQsuK8— Sam Gannon (@SamGannon87) January 20, 2016Storm that court, Pokes! #okstate pic.twitter.com/hFFVoutUEc— Jessica Morrey (@JessicaMorrey) January 20, 2016Last night, Iowa State fans stormed the floor. Tonight, it was Oklahoma State. On the road in the Big 12, nobody’s safe.last_img read more

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Reality Stars Help Sick Kids

first_imgReality television stars helped to make the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses come true by raising nearly $38,000 for Give Kids The World (GKTW) through Hearts of Reality, a three-day event held July 26-28 in Celebration, Fla.Survivor One World contestant Jay Byars gives a hug to a GKTW wish child.More than 140 of the hottest stars from the hit television shows “Survivor,” “The Amazing Race,” “The Bachelor,” “Celebrity Apprentice,” “Big Brother” and more, reunited with their cast mates and used their celebrity to help raise donations for the Central Florida nonprofit “storybook” resort that provides week-long, cost-free, magical vacations to children and their families from around the world.“We are delighted that the Hearts of Reality participants shared their time and talents with our precious guests,” said GKTW President Pamela Landwirth. “In addition, they raised $38,000 and helped bring awareness to our mission of creating the happiness that inspires hope for children battling a life-threatening illness.”Hosted by Lexin Capital/Celebration Town Center for the last four years, Hearts of Reality invites reality star fanatics to mingle and party with their favorite stars at an autograph signing and a “Land Lovers Luau” in exchange for a $20 or $30 donation, respectively, to GKTW. In addition to the funds collected during the weekend, the stars have also personally raised more than $30,000 by posting on their social media sites and asking fans, friends and family to contribute to the cause, which is still soliciting donations until the official close of the fundraiser on August 12.GKTW’s own stars also had the chance to meet the celebrities during a special visit to the Village. The reality stars toured the 70-acre facility and then helped host the Village’s weekly Pirates & Princesses party. With tiaras and toy swords, the television stars reversed roles with the children by asking for autographs from the young, true-life heroes.Participants of Hearts of Reality included: Richard Hatch (winner, original “Survivor”, “Celebrity Apprentice”), Russell Hantz (“Survivor”), Chelsea Messiner (“Survivor One World” and top fundraiser for Hearts of Reality), Dr. Carl Bilancione (“Survivor Africa”), Kim Spradlin (winner, “Survivor One World”), Sandra Diaz-Twine (the only two-time “Survivor” winner), Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas (“Big Brother” and “The Amazing Race”), Britt Griffith (“Ghost Hunters”), Ty Brown and Nick Peterson (“The Bachelorette”), Ozzy (“Survivor”) and many more.To support your favorite reality star with a donation to GKTW, please make a donation by August 12 by clicking here.last_img read more

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Sebi allows FPIs to invest in civic bonds

first_imgNew Delhi: Foreign portfolio investors can now invest in municipal bonds, markets regulator Sebi said in a circular Wednesday. The circular comes almost two weeks after the Reserve Bank of India permitted FPIs to invest in municipal bonds as a measure to broaden access of non resident investors to debt instruments in the country.As per the RBI, foreign investment in municipal bonds should be within the limits set for FPI investment in State Development Loans (SDLs). The limits for FPI investment in SDLs is 2 per cent of outstanding stock of securities. All other existing conditions for investment by FPIs in the debt market remain unchanged, the central bank had said in a circular on April 25. In 2017, Sebi eased rules on issuance of municipal bonds in order to boost such bond market. It allowed municipalities with surplus in their books in three immediately preceding financial years to issue public debt securities.last_img read more

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