It’s been far too long since I updated this blog, and even longer since I posted a workout video! But this has also been about the same length of time since I’ve managed to workout properly since my surgery in December. It’s been a much longer struggle than I expected- however I won’t dwell on it any longer and to celebrate finally getting back to some kind of fitness (my first weights session yesterday, and a few runs in) here is the first Freshly Centered video of the year!
Standing pilates- what?! Yes pilates is often concentrated to the mat, but pilates can be applied to standing postures too, and this is often the link between the mat and functional activities. Standing sequences can also raise body temperature and heart rate quicker than on the mat to give you a little cardio workout at the same time!
This past weekend we hosted the Winter Pilates Retreat Day, which was our 4th Retreat Day overall at Freshly Centered! We kept the set up the same but changed the class themes, and more importantly the goodie bags got ama-zing! Continue reading “Winter Retreat Round Up”
It’s Hogmanay and today I am rounding up all of Freshly Centered’s work for the year of 2015 ahead of this evening’s celebrations!
Here is my festive holiday haul! These are things that I treated myself to over the holiday period, and it’s not a coincidence that their all pilates/fitness related!
This week’s post comes just shy of a week after my elbow surgery, where I’m really missing my normal schedule of fitness & training. Since I can’t be participating in my routine I thought I’d share it with you! Do you have a weekly schedule that you stick to or do you make it up as you go?
The festive season is fully upon us now! Life gets busy and we don’t have time to workout or take care of ourselves. Here I have put together your 12 days of Pilates schedule to countdown to Christmas and honour your body by staying strong and fit!
More often than not people complain of their muscles and their body feeling too tight, stiff and sore- including me! Unless you spend a great deal of time stretching (and who really has all this spare time?) then this is unlikely to resolve. Most workouts involve you using your muscles, contracting them, and therefore the muscles will tighten and remain slightly tightened if we do not lengthen them afterwards.
Stretching workouts also make us feel good, they stimulate your parasympathetic system- this is the functions opposite to your adrenaline release, so they create calmness, peacefulness, and relaxation. The element of core exercise here allows you to sweat a little and feel energised from strength building. So try this quick workout to enjoy strength and feel relaxed with stretching- the best of both worlds!
Simple smoothies- for a health kick on the go
I used to be big on smoothies a few years back but somehow lost my way with them, until recently. Being on holiday a couple of months ago they became part of my daily routine, partly to combat the intense heat and partly to accompany my gym routine each morning- it just made sense as I walked past the local juice bar every morning.
Hello! I’m trying to be a little more regular with your pilates workout videos so here is the latest one! I hope you’re enjoying them, and using them?! I’d love to hear from you if you are! So the latest one here is suitable for all levels of fitness, and we try to incorporate some stretching exercises along with strengthening at the same time.