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Pilates vs. Yoga- Which is better?

Pilates Vs. Yoga How often have you heard someone say “pilates is just like yoga” or that “yoga is just the same as pilates”. It drives me MAD to assume that these two disciplines are the same, when they are so different in many ways, BUT both equally beneficial and...

15 minutes Hip Opening Pilates (video workout)

(Wearing: Chaturanga Yoga Vest) 15 minutes hip opening pilates workout Our hips hold so much tension in them because we use this large muscle group so much, for everything. Try this 15 minute workout to exercise them for strength, and it finishes with some lovely deep...

Workout bag essentials

Workout bag essentials- What do you pack?! I've missed a few blog posts these past couple of weeks. I feel like I've been super busy and life has just gotten in the way! I've been trying to focus on my own workouts a bit more but something else always crops up- that's...

15 minute glutes/legs workout!

Happy Sunday everyone! For all my people who HATE glutes time! This is a great, short workout to really isolate this area further and get strong, toned glutes! We also bring in upper body control and of course core work! Glutes exercises are often always challenging...

High plank sequence

This week I have been writing and researching for an article that investigates the best core exercises, with real evidence to support them. The research has actually proven that the plank exercise stimulates more of the core muscles than other positions and works them...

Working on your full press up

Wearing: Chaturanga Yoga Vest and To The Beat 3/4 Dance Leggings. How To: Build your upper body strength in to a full press up! This is something I have been working on for the best part of this year. It's going in the right direction, slowly. But then good things...

Pilates for relaxation- A 20 minute workout

Pilates for relaxation This weekend I hosted my THIRD Pilates Retreat Day. This is a whole day dedicated to you. To relaxation. To pilates and exercise. To socialising. To tea breaks. I first came up with the idea when I was getting super stressed out and just wished...

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