Two New TOTAL BODY Pilates Routines To Do Anytime Anywhere

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I have two new Pilates workouts for you. Both short and sweet so combine them or add on to any other workout you’re doing this week like running or yoga. I’ve just got back from teaching on a retreat where we combined yoga and Pilates and I love how the two work so well together. Try these Pilates routines before your next yoga class and see if you notice the difference. You can do these workouts morning, lunch or evening to build body awareness, strengthen, tone and to feel that Pilates mind body connection…

Five Of The Best Meals I’ve Had In My Life So Far

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I love eating out and trying new restaurants. I get excited over a menu, the interior design, and it’s also one of my favourite things about living in London and travelling. For me, there’s nothing better than enjoying an incredible dish whether it’s alone, with friends, at home, at a restaurant with wine for 4 hours or a bite of something delicious at a street food festival. I thought I’d share five of the best meals out I’ve ever had with you, these are the ones that made me excited, speechless and remember for life…

With Pilates Comes Connection and Truth…AND your Summer Body

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I fell in love with Pilates as a 16 year old ballet dancer at Central School of Ballet, we’d have an hour ballet class every week but I loved how it made me feel so much that I did my own hour practice before a 6-8 hour day of training and rehearsing. I wasn’t a natural ballerina, I didn’t have a high arched foot or natural turnout but what I did have was discipline and passion and I worked my butt off. I honestly believe with these things and a little bit of self belief you can achieve anything you want and I did that, I got some great roles and even won the Ballet Central cup at the end of my third year but it came at a cost for me and I wasn’t truly happy…

The Wonderful Little Things That Help Run Our World

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Okay did you know that if the bee’s disappear then a third of our food does too including most of our delicious fruit and vegetables. And the bee’s ARE disappearing. This wasn’t really something I’d given thought to until recently when Burt’s Bee’s invited me to Nicky from the British Bee Keepers Association hive in Oxfordshire to find out more and experience a little bit of beekeeping myself. After a beautiful sunny morning, drinking tea and learning all about the bee’s, the wildflowers and the story behind Burt’s Bee’s products, I returned home armed with my own delicious jar of honey, a new desire to plant wildflowers in my garden and was buzzing (excuse the pun) to share what I learnt with you so we can all do our little bit to save the bee’s, their pretty badass FYI…

Step Outside Your Fitness Box

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I feel like in the fitness world, you have to be a either a weights person or a runner or a yogi or a Pilates girl etc but why can’t we be all of them. Fitness isn’t my everything, I danced and moved my body from the age of 4 and then at 16 when my friends started going to the gym and using the cross trainer, I found it a bit odd that you’d have to go and dedicate time out of your day to “workout” because I just did something I love which was dance but I never saw that as fitness.

Toni: “The Beautiful Thing About Life Is Everyone Is So Different”

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Kirsty: “Accept It, Own It And Move On.”

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This week in honour of Mental Health Awareness week and as my ambassador role at The Princes Trust, I and 4 of my best friends are posting about the topic on my blog. Come back every day for a new post. I met Kirsty a few years a go through social media which seems slightly ironic when you read her beautiful post. However our friendship does highlight a positive aspect of the online world. Kirsty has become like a big sister to me and we met at a time when we both probably needed a new sister. Thank you for opening up on my blog this week big sis…

Scarlett : “There’s nothing rare, strange or shameful about our mental health”

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This week in honour of Mental Health Awareness week and as my ambassador role at The Princes Trust, I and my 4 best friends are posting about the topic on my blog. Come back every day for a new post. I’m handing over to Scarlett today. One of the strongest women I know and have admired since we met in year 8 Biology, she is my most honest friend. I’m so proud of her now a reiki therapist, meditation teacher and becoming a counsellor with her intention only ever to help as many people as she can.

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“There’s nothing rare, strange or shameful about our mental health”

When Lottie asked me to write a blog for mental health awareness week I was so eager to speak because this subject is so close to my heart,

Lottie: 10 years of Dear Diary…

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It’s mental health awareness week and last night I decided I wanted to write.

I didn’t really know where to start with this post.

I could have spoken about my mental health issues around food as young dancer or the dark place I found myself in last year but then to be honest it didn’t feel useful enough to share with you.

I wanted to share more than I usually do which yes is scary but also it’s the only way I felt I could really, just maybe make a difference. When someone has opened up to me or I’ve read an autobiography or watched a documentary where someone has shared an experience or a little piece of them, it’s made me feel trusted so I guess I’m trusting you as my readers. And I hope that in some way this post may resonate with you or someone you know in a small significant way that perhaps isn’t even relevant right now but maybe one day when you need someone to just feel like they know…