With Pilates Comes Connection and Truth…AND your Summer Body

lottie murphy pilates

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…

Perfect Poached Eggs On Seasonal Greens

eggcentric seasonal eggs

I bumped into my nutritionist friend the other day and she reminded me of the importance of eating seasonally. With this in mind I decided to create a super simple delicious meal using seasonal greens and my favourite food ever, poached eggs! I could eat this dish for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the sprinkle of parmesan really takes it to the next level. Swapping your standard toast for the seasonal greens a couple of times a week is a great if you looking to keep things light and avoid that sluggish feeling. Whole and in season veg is what you want to be choosing to feel vibrant all year round and I love making eggs the main part of my meal at least twice a week…

NEW WORKOUT – Beach Bum!

beach bum workout

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…

Pilates Perfect Arms | August Challenge

Pilates perfect armsIn the month of August, I am going to be uploading a new Pilates workout video each week on my youtube channel, kicking off this week with Pilates Perfect Arms. I am going to target four of the main areas I get asked to tone which is arms, butt, abs and inner thighs. As August is looking to be a scorcher there’s no better way to feel even more fabulous in your summer outfits then with some extra Pilates each week. 

How To Have A Healthy Heatwave

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Wowee, it’s definitely Summer! How exciting and how…hot! Is anyone else really hot? Not complaining! Not complaining! I thought I’d do a little post on some tips to stay healthy during the heatwave when it comes to exercise, food and general wellbeing. Of course we all want to be drinking Pimms in a pub garden and that is certainly what I’ll be doing come the weekend