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New Year abs!

Perfect your practise- A new category I'm working on to help you improve on certain techniques, goals and techniques! I'm starting with the topic I get asked most about- How to build your abs! And in particular, this post is about core endurance. Endurance means how...

How to avoid muscle cramps

With all the New Year health kicks starting off this month we will find many people taking up new sports, gym memberships and activities; or those who are already in a training plan may be pushing harder than normal. The most common, inconvenient, and often...

How to set your Pilates foundation

Wearing racer bra tank top and Chicago capri pants both made by Onzie & purchased from Yoga Rebel. This is a new category I'm excited to start today! Here I will discuss HOW TO topics; from preventing injury, avoiding pains during practise, and getting the right...

New Year Planning

Not long left to go! New Year is always the time we make new plans, whether it is to get fit, get started on a new routine, healthy diet, or lifestyle change. This offers as a fresh start after all the over-indulging over the festive holidays and interruptions to our...

Confessions of a pilates teacher

My pupils are regularly asking me what my workout routines are like, how much do I exercise, do I do more than Pilates, what do I get up to? So I thought I'd take this holiday Sunday morning to do a personal blog post and fill you all in! 1. Pilates- I love it! I...

Complete Bridge workout!

Shoulder bridging is a multi-benefiting exercise that targets the gluteals (buttocks), hamstrings and the core. This video shows you some challenging variations! It is also fantastic for general strengthening to the whole leg when you add in single leg variations and...

Quick upper body & core Pilates workout!

I've just spent a great long weekend indulging in the festive markets (and the food that goes with them!) in the relaxing city of Copenhagen! But where there comes all the great indulgence with a holiday, there needs to be the balance with getting a workout in!...

Christmas gift guide!

It's the last weekend of November so we can officially get excited about Christmas! I've pulled together a few Pilates and Fitness inspired gifts for those who are exercise minded (or for yourself if you can't resist!). The first one is a personal favourite of mine...

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