Stretches for the lower back and hips

Stretches for the lower back and hips

Day-to-day everyone (or most of us!) comment at some point about a sore lower back, a back stiffness or a hip stiffness, or just being generally stiff! We need to regularly stretch our body and constantly change these positions. If you spend all day sitting, or even...
Friday Fun- Pilates challenge

Friday Fun- Pilates challenge

Another Pilates motivator for the weekend!  Do you do more exercise or less at the weekend? This weekend whichever option you choose, try to include a few minutes of Pilates! A few minutes is all it takes to engage the core, re-align the body and create strength....
Pre-run preparation

Pre-run preparation

This morning was an amazing run. I ran a regular running route that I do but the sun was out, I was on a long weekend off work and just relaxed and at peace. It’s amazing how your mood pre-run can influence the actual run. How do you prepare for your run? Today...
Friday Fun! Stay strong!

Friday Fun! Stay strong!

It’s finally Friday again! And I really have a Friday feeling this week! Lots of plans to get out on my bike and get running after a few weeks being busy away with work. Cardio is important, especially as I am hoping to start training for my first duathlon, BUT...
Staying on track

Staying on track

With the long summer nights finally upon us- are you making the most of it? Last week I wrote about the importance of cross-training and how our weekly exercise should include elements of cardiovascular work, strength training, core and flexibility. That’s a lot...