5 Summer Pilates Moves

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We are well and truly into Summer now as the school holidays are here. Whether you’re a working mum, studying or don’t even have a clue the kids are on that 6 week break thing again; change is sometimes just as good as a rest so why not change up your fitness routine and try some Pilates this week. I’ve teamed up with Primark to bring you a Summer Pilates routine for the ultimate full body workout…

Live The Retreat Way Every Day

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Retreat life is all about stepping away from everyday stresses and immersing yourself in the ultimate self care routine from waking up to going to sleep. I might only grab time for a 45 minute Pilates session, a quick smoothie catch up with a friend or a 5 minute cleanse tone and moisturise in the evening during my day to day life but on retreat, well my retreats anyway, we completely soak up every opportunity to take care of ourselves and the schedule is basically like my perfect day from start to finish. From how we move, what we eat and everything in between so I thought I’d give you a little insight into a day in the life of my most recent retreat with Our Retreat and who’s to stop you incorporating some things into your every day life or at least once a week, you can make any day a retreat day…

Don’t Waste Another Moment

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When a chapter of your life ends, don’t be sad because it’s over, be happy because without that chapter, you wouldn’t have a story to tell.

Someone once told me that something wasn’t meant for me but that I should hold on because I was someone that had to be sure and ready and wait for the right time. This felt like the most unloving thing I could possibly do so I ignored them. I didn’t wait a moment longer.

Why waste another moment of this life…

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…

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…

Toned Arms Pilates Workout + NEW Pilates Brunch Event

pilates brunchToday we are working those arms, aim for 3 circuits of this workout and feel those arms burn. Pilates is amazing for toning your arms and creating all over body tone. If you don’t have a theraband which I use for the first couple of exercises then you can use light hand weights, cans of beans or no equipment at all works fab too! Don’t forget to have fun and join me for Pilates and brunch on Sunday 7th August, more details below…

NEW WORKOUT – Flat Lower Tummy Pilates

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I’ve got a new Pilates tummy workout for you this week and it really targets those lower abs and your core stability. It’s not just about having a six pack but it’s so important to understand basic core stability and in this workout we will start with some basic exercises and fundamentals and then move on to some challenging core moves that will really help flatten your lower tummy…

NEW WORKOUT – Beach Bum!

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Okay so it’s not exactly beachy weather today in England but I’m confident they’ll be lots of opportunities to head to the beach this Summer wherever you are in the world and I have your 5 minutes beach bum workout for you this week! I think the booty is the number one area I get asked to do exercises for, so here’s a killer butt toning routine you can add to your workout. Add it to my Beach Ready workout and you’ll be hitting the waves in no time…