Be An Athlete – Kick Ass Kit

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When it comes to yoga and pilates, I love activewear to be bright coloured, flowery patterned with floating soft fabrics but recently I’ve been doing some more, you could say, ‘kick ass’ workouts and my floral garden leggings just don’t make me feel that kick ass. What I wear when I workout really determines how I feel and perform during the session, it’s kind of like turning up to a coffee catch up on a Sunday with your girlfriends in your job interview attire, you just wouldn’t feel right.

Be Ballerina Beautiful Activewear

 

Be Ballet Beautiful _FotorI’m loving the ballet inspired activewear out there at the moment as this is the exact look I go for when wanting to workout. My workout vibe is grace and elegance when it comes to Pilates and yoga and having suitable activewear really motivates me. I rounded up 5 of my favourite ballet beautiful inspired pieces. Some of these super chic pieces I’d even wear to a lunch with friends so they are perfect for on the go girls. 

Get Yourself A Backpack Baby

This is the first year I’ve had a backpack since I was about 6 and I love it. Backpacks are so fun and I’ve been loving the benefits, especially having free hands to swing around. I have to carry around so much with me and my shoulders and neck were really starting to get tense towards the end of last year. With a backpack the weight is evenly distributed across the body and the strongest muscles in the body, the abdominals and the back support the backpack. Just be aware that you are not leaning forwards to counteract the weight of the pack as this can lead to posture problems!  My nice handbags were also getting ruined from being carried around all day and I also fill them up with healthy snacks so I thought right new year, new me, new backpack!

I love adding a bit of colour with accessories and bags as I’m not so daring with the colours I wear so I bought this New Balance Red Check one and I love it! In my latest video I show you it in more detail and all the things I carry in it! I thought it might be interesting to see what a Pilates instructor and healthy lifestyle blogger carries with her day to day and you might be surprised by a few unusual items. Check out my video here! I’ve also picked my favourite four backpacks from ASOS which you can see below. I love the metallic one the best and think I might get that for Spring time…

My Lululemon Mat Moves Class / Video Lean Legs Workout

Last Saturday I taught my Mat Moves Pilates class at the Lululemon showroom in Covent Garden. My Mat Moves class is a whole body conditioning class and incorporates Pilates exercises with traditional ballet barre exercises transferred to the mat. The class works deep intrinsic muscles that you never knew existed and aims to improve flexibility, posture and core stability to give you that long lean sculpted physique!

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I was so excited to teach at the store as I love Lululemon’s activewear (I own 4 pairs of there leggings already- they are the best!) I was really looking forward to becoming part of Lululemon community especially as they are soon to be opening a new permanent store on the famous Long Arce.