An Introduction to Pilates


Welcome to my introduction to Pilates and thank you for joining me.  Below is a complete session you can follow along with me. The first 30 minutes consist of a thorough stretching routine to warm you up and find your limits.  The second half is Pilates and depending on your level of fitness you can complete this whole session over a week or do it all in one sitting. Plus I’ve thrown in a few extra challenges for you to build up to over time.

IMPORTANT NOTE – Please remember to go at your own speed.  You don’t need to complete this session all in one go.  If you’re new to Pilates take your time to ensure you’re comfortable with each of the moves.  If this isn’t your first time and you’ve built up your confidence in movement, then I look forward to challenging you further.  Remember, work with your body, not against it. 

This is your resource to refer back and complete time and again to build your confidence.  And as I always say, have some fun and go forward being perfectly imperfect.

Need more help or support in how you move?  Check out this stretching routine that is a great daily exercise for all abilities.  

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Blood sugar imbalance is a condition in which your body does not handle glucose effectively. The good news is that for most, a blood sugar imbalance is easy to resolve.

Why toxins build up in our body

When your body cannot eliminate waste properly it becomes acidic and toxic. When it becomes acidic and toxic, your blood and your cells slow down. When this happens, your body starts to slow down and break down.

Thinking About a Detox?

At this time of year, many of us make New Year’s Resolutions and some consider detoxing. A time to cleanse all that bad stuff you consumed through the Holiday period. I get it and I get asked all the time, is this a good idea?

Take better care of your health

How many times have you heard someone say, “If I could do it all over again, I’d take better care of my health”? Or have you heard people say, “If I get rid of this disease, I’ll eat right and exercise more frequently”? Unfortunately, we don’t all receive that second chance.

New Year, New You

Getting fit is the key to your wellbeing giving you confidence both in your mind and your body. But getting fit is not always easy and “falling off the wagon” of that resolution you’ve made to yourself is common. We’re here to tell you, that’s OK. The key is to never stop starting again.

Overeat Yesterday?

You don’t have to deprive yourself of all those holiday goodies and certainly don’t get stuck in guilt if you’ve eaten too much. Eat leisurely, and savour the holiday goodness. After which, try taking a short walk to aid digestion and burn a few calories – every little helps.

You can’t out-train a bad diet

We have all heard about the multiple benefits of cardiovascular exercise and strength training. So, it’s nothing new if we start the list with heart disease, go through type 2 diabetes, and talk about cancer and dementia. But what about compensating for a bad diet? You simply can’t out-train a bad diet.

Chocolate, the Fountain of Youth?

People often have a strong emotional relationship with chocolate, it is offered up to children to relieve their tears, it can be shared with a friend to help mend a broken heart, and it is renowned as a mid-afternoon pick me up, but is there more to it? Is chocolate more than just a delicious sweet treat?

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