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How to do side twist

How to do side twist

Wearing: Onzie leggings and Chaturanga Yoga Vest (similar). How to do side twist- For Upper body and core strength Side twist is a great challenge to add to your workout! This rotational exercise combines upper body strength, pelvic stability, balance, core strength,...

Back to basics

Back to basics

Wearing: To The Beat 3/4 Dance Leggings and Chaturanga Yoga Vest. Recently I've had a large number of new pilates clients and enquiries from those who have never done pilates before. Firstly- Great that you want to start Pilates! Secondly, I thought I'd put together a...

My first urban triathlon

My first urban triathlon

    What a weekend I had last week! I finally completed my first Triathlon!  This was no normal triathlon though, this was Edinburgh's first Urban Triathlon! For me who is no swimmer, this was the perfect starting point, and it combined my favourite...

How to get toned triceps and a good core together!

How to get toned triceps and a good core together!

Toned triceps and a good core- two areas we all could do with a bit more strength in, right? Yet we often avoid working on these in combination. Try this sequence to get working on both and build strength throughout your upper body and core. Shop the look: To The Beat...

Pilates for a good sweat (FREE VIDEO!)

Pilates for a good sweat (FREE VIDEO!)

For anyone needing a good strong workout this week I have filmed "Pilates for a good sweat". Let's face it, everyone likes to feel like they have worked hard, and you don't need to workout for long to work hard! (Click on the image to play). Wearing: Leggings by Nike....

Pilates Mat- What to look for

Pilates Mat- What to look for

Pilates mats- There is SO much choice out there but getting the right mat can really change your practise. This Manduka prolite mat, Indulge mat is my favourite, so much so that I now have TWO! What do you want from your mat? If it is for home practise only then I...

Pilates poses for a healthy spine

Pilates poses for a healthy spine

A healthy spine is a healthy body, in my opinion! This post comes to you from Sheffield! I'm down South for a few days for a sports event and after travelling by train for a whole day, and then spending a full day in an ice rink, I'm definitely going to need these...

How To Improve Your Posture with Pilates

How To Improve Your Posture with Pilates

  This is always a touchy subject for people! Although we all try for good posture, the body can often take over and revert to those comfy, slouchy, easy positions, you know what I mean! But saying "I just have bad posture" is not the answer! It can always be...

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