It’s the 31st December and the start of a New Year tomorrow- the time when everyone starts making their new fitness plans and goals for the year ahead! Continue reading “Why I got a Personal Trainer”
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 often take longer to achieve and upper body strength is commonly everyones pet peeve in classes. Oh the sighs in Pilates class every.single.time we announce there is press ups! Here I want to give you some simple steps to building up to the full press up. Continue reading “Working on your full press up”
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!
This workout focuses on core strength with a bit of flexibility thrown in too. It is aimed at an intermediate level, however beginners can try it and just take it easy, take breaks when you need to, and keep the feet on the mat if it becomes challenging.
Wearing: Nike capri pants & Step n Pump top.
This is a particular favourite routine of mine! This pose goes by the name V-Sit or Boat pose depending what discipline you ask. You can really feel it working instantly and it covers all of the abdominal muscles, including the obliques. It also works for both muscle endurance and muscle strength. Follow these tips to get your core working HARD!
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 long you can sustain something for. For example, being able to do lots of sit ups is very different from being able to hold a plank position. Both equally important and challenging, however the endurance exercises are the ones we all tend to avoid/dread/hate/you get the idea!
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! Especially as the festive holidays approach! I’ve made a very quick upper body with core strength workout for you to squeeze in!