Often women put a lot of pressure on themselves when they set their expectations of their fitness goals. Of course, our intentions are admirable. We want to be the healthiest and best versions of ourselves we can. We want to be overflowing with motivation and not waiver from the course. But not living up to
I rolled out of bed the other day and felt much older than 43! After a day travelling in the car I could barely bend over to put my shoes on! ( Embarrassing to say as a Pilates teacher – I know!) It didn’t take long for my body to feel happy again. – Truely,
If you struggle with shoulder, neck and back stiffness sometimes, then you’ll love these Pilates moves. They will help you feel like moving is easy and reduce tension.
We all know that giving to ourselves is important. It’s often the little things that can make all the difference to feeling your best.
Make these 3 habits part of you day, and you’ll feel better, and look younger!
Did you know you can get into the best shape of your life with 15 minute workouts? I can show you how moving well and doing the right moves can make you feel your best. Pilates will tone, strengthen and energise you. And it only takes 15 minutes a day!
The best moves to maintain muscle tone are the weight bearing moves. Where you support your own weight, say on all fours. There are many exercises you can do here which are perfect.
Do you have stiff joints? These simple moves really will make the difference. You’ll notice more freedom in your body, and feel more energised.
Some of us want to feel more steady on our feet when walking, others are looking for strong skiing legs and some of us what flexibility to get up and down easily when playing with our kids.
I’ve made a quick video that you can do in the kitchen, while you are waiting for the kettle to boil! These moves really do help tone and strengthen your legs and toosh!
I see my Pilates clients do best, when they are kind to themselves and listen to their bodies. Learn to eat and move intuitively. A balanced approach to exercise, taking into consideration your lifestyle, commitments and timeframe will set you up for success.
Pilates has helped me to understand that Pilates can achieve many beneficial outcomes. Of course, there’s the desired physical outcome of long, lean and toned muscles, a strong core and increased flexibility. Also, the emotional benefits of a healthy mind and clear head are outcomes that also flow from your Pilates practise.
A good friend and colleague of mine, nutritionist Sonja McCord, is currently running a detox program. – I’m always picking up good health tips and recipes from Sonja! That’s just what you need – friends who can inspire you with a new recipe they tried, or something new that the kids will love! What you eat
Pilates is a great way to connect mind and body. Learning Pilates can be a nice form of meditation as you focus your concentration on your body. Mindfulness that you learn in Pilates can help you stay present in your daily activities and also help reduce stress and anxiety.
It can be hard to stay motivated sometimes and commit to your workout plan. Here are some simple tips to stay on track and enjoy your Pilates workout sessions.
This Pilates video will be perfect to stretch your back and develop a beautiful posture.
I’m here in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado on holidays with my family. We have loved seeing the mountains and wildlife. Yesterday we went into the National Park, and were lucky to see an elk, a glimpse of a moose, chipmunks and squirrels. We were very high, actually 12 000 feet in altitude. We
Pain in your lower back? Pilates can help. Many of us have experienced pain the lower back at some time. I remember, when my kids were little, it was lifting the heavy pram in and out of the car, which would trigger pain. I have some simple exercises you can do to release your lower
If you’ve been thinking about booking in for a Pilates class, here are some examples of what to expect.
This short video will show you some beginner exercises and outline some of the language used to cue you and help you understand the purpose of the movements.
This Pilates class will help release tight shoulders and get the shoulders moving well. You will also work on your abdominals and core strength. Having a strong core will protect your back form injury and support a lovely posture. Remember to listen to your body and don’t move into any pain.
Children can benefit from Pilates exercises and classes. Teaching children about their bodies and how to move well, will set them up for a better understanding of how they use their bodies for sports and general life. Pilates will help develop confidence, flexibility, posture and strength in growing bodies.