For as long as I can remember I have loved to exercise. I genuinely believe it is the key to health, fitness, general happiness, and I just actually love sport! But like everyone else I have off days too.
If you’re feeling a bit stressed, anxious, or just need to relax a little more then this pilates stretching routine is what you need!
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.
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 week’s post comes just shy of a week after my elbow surgery, where I’m really missing my normal schedule of fitness & training. Since I can’t be participating in my routine I thought I’d share it with you! Do you have a weekly schedule that you stick to or do you make it up as you go?
The festive season is fully upon us now! Life gets busy and we don’t have time to workout or take care of ourselves. Here I have put together your 12 days of Pilates schedule to countdown to Christmas and honour your body by staying strong and fit!
Pilates Vs. Yoga
How often have you heard someone say “pilates is just like yoga” or that “yoga is just the same as pilates”. It drives me MAD to assume that these two disciplines are the same, when they are so different in many ways, BUT both equally beneficial and rewarding.
This week I have been writing and researching for an article that investigates the best core exercises, with real evidence to support them. The research has actually proven that the plank exercise stimulates more of the core muscles than other positions and works them hard enough to build real endurance. When you add variations it then works the muscles way more than the static position.
Can you believe we are almost half way through the year? Time seems to have just rushed by these past couple of months for me and recently I have been checking up on what I intended to do this year. New Year plans and goal setting seemed great in January, but where are you now with it? If you’re anything like me you’re falling behind, feeling guilty, wondering how it’s May already and you still haven’t made a dent in these plans!
PLUS- I’ve just realised my blog/website is ONE YEAR OLD this month! And I now REALLY need to get that back on track too. I have so many ideas for it and no idea where time has gone?! Here is how to get back on track:
Hello FRIDAY! It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts so thought I’d kick this series off again. I’ve got my first running event of the year next weekend and I’m really feeling the benefits of extra core training right about now. Start your weekend strong with this short routine. It’s short, sweet and oh so challenging! See below for instructions->
Wearing: Hip Width vest and Onzie pants from Yoga Rebel.