If you’ve experienced any of these 3 things, it’s likely that pilates will be your answer. 1. Back Pain If you suffer from back pain, knowing the right pilates exercises will give you relief. Pilates is famously known for developing core strength. Although, training the deep core muscles and gaining a six pack is not
Get Back To Your Best Shape in 5 Steps No doubt you know what it takes to get healthy and live a healthier life. You know you should eat more veggies, exercise regularly, cut out processed foods and find ways to reduce stress. But the truth is, it isn’t easy to change ingrained habits. And,
1 in 3 Women Who Have Carried A Baby Will Experience Leakage. And to get back to where you were BC (Before Childbirth!) you now practice pelvic floor exercises with religious fervour, yet still wonder if it’s really helping and worry you’ll ever be the same again. If this is your story you’re not alone!
There’s something special about preparing a roast for your family. I love preparing a meal like this, knowing that it’ll bring us all together when it’s ready. The bonus of this recipe is that it feels a little bit special without being time consuming or complicated. Simply make the marinade, then arrange the veggies and
It can be so daunting to know which props you’ll need when you first start out with pilates, but it’s super exciting too! I’ll let you in on a secret. I use props to keep me from getting bored and losing interest. Plus, the right prop can make the exercises much easier and this is
Smoothies are such a quick and easy meal or snack and a great way to add in extra veggies! Load them up with veggies like cauliflower and spinach (Yes, it really does work!) and you’ll be adding important micronutrients and antioxidants which will boost your immunity, cell function and detoxification. These three smoothies also contain
All too often we rush around and even when we’re not, our mind is whirring a thousand miles an hour! Learning to slow down has been a priority of mine for the past few years and here are the benefits I’ve noticed in my own life. Better Focus – Taking time to reset and recharge helps
I made this Gingerbread slice with orange cashew cream icing over the weekend, and it filled the house with delightful aromas. Put on some music and get baking. I bet you and your family will love it as much as we did. Here’s the recipe. 1 1/2 cups almond meal 1/2 cup coconut flour 1/2
This program has been created for her and would make a special gift! Have you ever given a gift that changed somebody’s life? We’re constantly amazed by the feedback we get from women who try ‘My Pilates Time’ for the first time. “I have finally found something that makes my body feel good and creates
Through mindful living, you’ll be able to enjoy the moments, find more happiness, joy and purpose. Here are some ways to build habits of mindfulness. A Morning Ritual – As the day is just beginning, sit quietly with your cup of tea and decide how you want to show up for the day. Start
No matter what your stage of life, having a healthy pelvic floor is essential!In Pilates, we often focus on the core, and this usually includes exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor.Pelvic floor strength will help stabilise the pelvis and support the organs of the lower abdominal, such as the bladder and uterus.Most of us have
I’ll let you in on a secret. The first time I decided to host a live online class, I was so nervous! The truth is, I didn’t sleep much the night before because I was so worried about how it would go. I was terrified that the tech wouldn’t work for me, (well, actually to
There’s nothing quite like that first quiet cup of tea in the morning! Camping this week, I was able to sit by this lake and soak it all in! The bird song was incredible, the lake changed colour every moment and the cool mountain air filled my lungs and soul. My message for
Studies have shown that one of the key factors in keeping our brain sharp and functioning well is to keep doing new things!
Often women put a lot of pressure on themselves when they set their expectations of their fitness goals. Of course, our intentions are admirable. We want to be the healthiest and best versions of ourselves we can. We want to be overflowing with motivation and not waiver from the course. But not living up to
I rolled out of bed the other day and felt much older than 43! After a day travelling in the car I could barely bend over to put my shoes on! ( Embarrassing to say as a Pilates teacher – I know!) It didn’t take long for my body to feel happy again. – Truely,
If you struggle with shoulder, neck and back stiffness sometimes, then you’ll love these Pilates moves. They will help you feel like moving is easy and reduce tension.
We all know that giving to ourselves is important. It’s often the little things that can make all the difference to feeling your best.
Make these 3 habits part of you day, and you’ll feel better, and look younger!
Did you know you can get into the best shape of your life with 15 minute workouts? I can show you how moving well and doing the right moves can make you feel your best. Pilates will tone, strengthen and energise you. And it only takes 15 minutes a day!
The best moves to maintain muscle tone are the weight bearing moves. Where you support your own weight, say on all fours. There are many exercises you can do here which are perfect.
Do you have stiff joints? These simple moves really will make the difference. You’ll notice more freedom in your body, and feel more energised.
Some of us want to feel more steady on our feet when walking, others are looking for strong skiing legs and some of us what flexibility to get up and down easily when playing with our kids.
I’ve made a quick video that you can do in the kitchen, while you are waiting for the kettle to boil! These moves really do help tone and strengthen your legs and toosh!
I see my Pilates clients do best, when they are kind to themselves and listen to their bodies. Learn to eat and move intuitively. A balanced approach to exercise, taking into consideration your lifestyle, commitments and timeframe will set you up for success.
Pilates has helped me to understand that Pilates can achieve many beneficial outcomes. Of course, there’s the desired physical outcome of long, lean and toned muscles, a strong core and increased flexibility. Also, the emotional benefits of a healthy mind and clear head are outcomes that also flow from your Pilates practise.
A good friend and colleague of mine, nutritionist Sonja McCord, is currently running a detox program. – I’m always picking up good health tips and recipes from Sonja! That’s just what you need – friends who can inspire you with a new recipe they tried, or something new that the kids will love! What you eat