Obliques workout


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Happy Sunday! 

I meant to post this a few weeks back for a client who was going on a ski trip and I thought this would be a perfect preparation for her, but then life got busy with work, being away with work, and then trying to catch up now that I am home! But we are back on track once again. It’s a gorgeous sunny Sunday and this morning has already been so productive!

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15 minute strong core pilates flow video


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It’s been far too long since I updated this blog, and even longer since I posted a workout video! But this has also been about the same length of time since I’ve managed to workout properly since my surgery in December. It’s been a much longer struggle than I expected- however I won’t dwell on it any longer and to celebrate finally getting back to some kind of fitness (my first weights session yesterday, and a few runs in) here is the first Freshly Centered video of the year!

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Feel good stretch workout


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More often than not people complain of their muscles and their body feeling too tight, stiff and sore- including me! Unless you spend a great deal of time stretching (and who really has all this spare time?) then this is unlikely to resolve. Most workouts involve you using your muscles, contracting them, and therefore the muscles will tighten and remain slightly tightened if we do not lengthen them afterwards.

Stretching workouts also make us feel good, they stimulate your parasympathetic system- this is the functions opposite to your adrenaline release, so they create calmness, peacefulness, and relaxation. The element of core exercise here allows you to sweat a little and feel energised from strength building. So try this quick workout to enjoy strength and feel relaxed with stretching- the best of both worlds!

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The simple smoothie


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Simple smoothies- for a health kick on the go

I used to be big on smoothies a few years back but somehow lost my way with them, until recently. Being on holiday a couple of months ago they became part of my daily routine, partly to combat the intense heat and partly to accompany my gym routine each morning- it just made sense as I walked past the local juice bar every morning.

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