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Hip openers!

Another favourite area for tightening up and causing us problems! The hip joint is a large, complex joint but it is actually often a tight joint, surrounded by the gluteals and smaller rotator muscles that can shorten and restrict the hip even more. These surrounding...

Hamstring stretching

Everybody hates them. Everybody feels theirs could be more flexible. Everybody is probably right unfortunately! The hamstring muscles are notorious for being tight, because of their location crossing both the hip and knee joints. In order to fully stretch them you...

Practise: Leg pull in prone prep

Leg pull in prone prep- For controlled strength! This is a great whole body exercise that develops upper body strength and endurance, neck strength, lower back and pelvis stability, and targets the core abdominal muscles.  Wearing capri pants by Onzie and tank top by...

10 Minute Pilates For Beginners

Introduce yourself to the basics of Pilates! This 10 minute practise video will take you through posture set up, breathing cues, and start you off on the beginner level 1 exercises. It is ideal for those who have never done Pilates before and want to see what it is...

Workout gear with Onzie

There is something special about getting new workout gear! It always motivates you to go for that extra workout, and you feel good even getting dressed to head out. Being dressed to impress can encourage you to work harder and just enjoy what you are doing! Today I...

Questions answered! Part 2!

This series of questions are very varied, but ones that I have been asked repeatedly over the past few weeks! I hope they help! Here we are talking breathing, pregnancy, and toning! Question 1: I always seem to breathe the wrong way with the Pilates exercises! Why is...

Pilates for Runners

Pilates can make a huge contribution to running. A lot of runners do what they do best- they run and run and run! But running needs more than this. Running needs a stable foundation to support you and to propel the legs step after step. Pilates gives you the strong...

The plank challenge!

It's been a while since I posted a Friday challenge! Here is The Plank challenge! This is such a simple, whole body exercise that challenges your core to the very end, but it also requires strong upper body support and stable legs to hold you long. The mental...

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