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Pilates for a good sweat (FREE VIDEO!)

For anyone needing a good strong workout this week I have filmed “Pilates for a good sweat”. Let’s face it, everyone likes to feel like they have worked hard, and you don’t need to workout for long to work hard!

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Pilates video- A Core Routine (F-R-E-E!)

pilates-a core routineHappy Friday everyone! Here is a great core workout to get you set up for the weekend! Click on the picture above for the video!

This workout focuses on core strength with a bit of flexibility thrown in too. It is aimed at an intermediate level, however beginners can try it and just take it easy, take breaks when you need to, and keep the feet on the mat if it becomes challenging.

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Pilates core routine

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Wearing: Nike capri pants & Step n Pump top.

This is a particular favourite routine of mine! This pose goes by the name V-Sit or Boat pose depending what discipline you ask. You can really feel it working instantly and it covers all of the abdominal muscles, including the obliques. It also works for both muscle endurance and muscle strength. Follow these tips to get your core working HARD!

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Video: Pilates Flow

After the success of my Retreat Day a few weekends ago, I was so motivated at the end of the day I stayed back to film a few short videos. This turned in to 5 short videos just for you! So here is the first one- a 4 Minute Pilates Flow. Yes, it’s very short, but treat it like you would sets at the gym. Complete one full set and then repeat the video twice, or even three times! Or if you are really short of time you will still benefit from squeezing in one set!

Pilates 4min flow

Wearing: Onzie pants from Yoga Rebel and Nike Pro Classic Bra from Nike.

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Questions answered-How long to strengthen my core?

questions answered 2I hope you are having a great weekend! It has FINALLY started to snow a little here so I’m staying warm indoors and answering your questions! There are so many questions asked all the time regarding “How long it takes to strengthen your core”, and “when will it be strong enough”, so I have decided to dedicate this Questions Answered post to these questions alone.

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Practise: Leg pull in prone prep

Leg pull in prone prep- For controlled strength!

This is a great whole body exercise that develops upper body strength and endurance, neck strength, lower back and pelvis stability, and targets the core abdominal muscles. Leg pull in prone prep

Wearing capri pants by Onzie and tank top by Hip Width at Urban Yoga.

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