This last few weeks it has been great to get back in the studio and do some filming (new home workouts coming soon!), but this post was inspired by a recent Skype chat with Glenn Withers (creator of the APPI pilates method) who asked me what my ultimate favourite pilates exercises were! Funnily enough his favourite exercise is the same as mine and I’ve added it in as the bottom row in the above picture!
My pilates practise is a great compliment to running. The discipline of pilates breathing really helps me through the runs and the core strength makes them much stronger and more controlled. Yesterday was my first running event of the year and I felt a bit out of practise, not with my running but with my routine both pre and post run.
My morning routines are very similar most days of the week. I love the start of a new day, when you have the whole day in front of you. Work days I do things much faster but essentially follow the same routine.
I hope you’ve had a great Easter weekend! Mine has been so lovely and relaxing with not much plans! Here is a 15 minute Full Body Feel good Pilates workout to round the weekend off!
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!
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!
Standing pilates- what?! Yes pilates is often concentrated to the mat, but pilates can be applied to standing postures too, and this is often the link between the mat and functional activities. Standing sequences can also raise body temperature and heart rate quicker than on the mat to give you a little cardio workout at the same time!
This past weekend we hosted the Winter Pilates Retreat Day, which was our 4th Retreat Day overall at Freshly Centered! We kept the set up the same but changed the class themes, and more importantly the goodie bags got ama-zing! Continue reading “Winter Retreat Round Up”
It’s Hogmanay and today I am rounding up all of Freshly Centered’s work for the year of 2015 ahead of this evening’s celebrations!
Here is my festive holiday haul! These are things that I treated myself to over the holiday period, and it’s not a coincidence that their all pilates/fitness related!