Lisbon Love

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There’s nothing better a weekend with friends in a new city, exploring, eating, laughing and Lisbon is where me and my girlfriends escaped to for just that last September. I don’t know why I haven’t popped this post and vlog up yet but thought it seemed a good time as I know a few people heading there this year. We ate some amazing food and drank even more amazing wine out there, I’ve listed some of the places below but the main thing about this break and any trip I go on, is spending time with the people I’m with and taking a moment to look at life through fresh eyes…

Three Feel Good Recipes

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Okay we are doing well, we are half way through February and the days are slowly getting longer. It’s not as freezing as it was last week but I’m still craving feel good meals that nourish my body and soul. I love spending Sunday’s in the kitchen and thought I’d film what I made last Sunday for you and share my current favourite feel good recipes. Watch the vlog below and find the full recipes for my chai latte, pecan and coconut granola and tahini crust aubergine…

The Every Day Pilates Routine To Feel Amazing

lottie murphy pilates routinePilates isn’t just about looking good for me, it’s about feeling good and this is exactly what made me fall in love with it when I was at ballet school. My clients still say to me all the time how much better they feel after their sessions and it’s that feeling that you sometimes can’t even describe, you just feel lovely in your body and mind after a Pilates class. I try to encourage my clients to do a little Pilates routine every day as a little a day keeps the pains away (hehe); it also sets me up for a fabulous day ahead.

A Green Trip To Paris and Supermodel, Doutzen Kroes, Lifestyle Tips

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Last week I was in Paris for two days for a green urban retreat with Botanicals Fresh Care, the new green hair care brand from L’oréal Paris infused with plant extracts and free from silicones, parabens and colorants. Over the two days I got to not only absorb the brand but eat lots of delicious organic plant based food, plant tulips and sunflowers at Place de la République, make flower hair chains and stretch it all out in yoga. Oh and I almost forgot, interview the most beautiful woman in the world Doutzen Kroes- yes she does Pilates! I vlogged the trip which you can watch below, I’m still trying to get better at vlogging so bear with me… 

5 Pilates Exercises To Improve Core Stability

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We are so obsessed with having a flat tummy, toned abs, strong core but what about our core stability? Having good core stability is what will really support your body in day to day life, it will help prevent back pain and improve posture. Pilates is one of the best ways to work it. Core stability is used all the time when we move. That really is the key word here- movement. Move and improve your core stability with these five exercises… 

Week 4 | Pilates and Wellness Challenge | Christmas 2016

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Yay you’ve made it, to week 4 of my Pilates and Wellness challenge and we are so nearly at Christmas! My favourite time of year! I’m so excited to share with you my best of 2016 Pilates routine this week. This one you can do all throughout the festive season and you’ll feel fabulous and ready for those LBDs; perhaps not so relevant for the lads on the challenge but it’s a kick ass Pilates workout with all my favourite moves of the year. See below for your three recipes and wellness task too… 

Week 3 | Pilates and Wellness Challenge | Christmas 2016

week 3 pilates and wellness lottie murphyWoo, we are half way through my Pilates and Wellness Challenge. How’s it going? Perhaps you’ve only managed the workout twice or you forgot the wellness task from week 1, that no phone in bed is a toughy! It’s fine, something is better than nothing but try to really get committed now. Perhaps you’ve got a few nights out booked in or work is crazy busy in the lead up to holiday season but make YOU the priority. Sleep well, eat well and move well! Week 3, let’s go…

Where 80 Minutes Of Your Day Are Going And What You Can Do About It

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So it’s officially the festive season! It’s crazy how quick this year has gone so I thought I’d talk a little bit about time today because I feel like we aren’t that great at using it. In Britain, we spend 25 billion hours a year on things we admit are a bit of a waste, including social media, taking selfies and watching funny animal videos. Oops!