Cure Your Knee Pain: Simple, Effective Steps You Can Start Immediately!

Thu, May 04, 2017

Our knees are the weakest joint in our body, and if you’ve been ignoring the twinges you get when you’re bending, walking, cycling, running or climbing stairs, you could be causing irreversible damage. The good news: the majority of chronic knee pain is avoidable and can also be completely eliminated! Almost everyone has experienced some form of knee pain in their life. Whether it’s caused by arthritis, wear and tear or overuse of the muscles that protect our most vulnerable joint, knees take on more than they can bear! In some cases Pilates can be just effective as surgery for relief from chronic knee pain! By strengthening and stretching the right muscles and knowing exactly how to preserve, protect and prolong these precious joints, we can enjoy them for a lifetime! To relieve and prevent knee pain, try these three simple and extremely effective tips.

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Eliminate Back Pain Forever With These Simple Steps You Can Start Today!

Tue, May 02, 2017

Ever come home after a long day at work or classes to realise there is a dull ache in your back? Massages can help to relieve tension, but they come at a cost and sometimes act as a bandaid to a more chronic problem. This blog discusses the root cause of back pain and how we can eliminate it for good. We have thousands of members world wide who have joined the online studio to reshape their bodies and achieve that famous long, lean Pilates physique. I’ve received countless emails from members who have not only achieved this, but also the unexpected benefit of completely eliminating chronic back pain that they had learned to live with for years!

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May Motivation - Your Seven Day Workout Schedule

Sun, April 30, 2017

Hi Everyone! In the coming weeks we will be focussing on preparing everyone for the "Winter Challenge" commencing in June and absolutely free for all our current members. We will be concentrating on technique, flexibility, control of movement and our motivation! It is sometimes easy to lose yourself in the busyness of everyday life, with work, family and deadlines to meet, but time for yourself and exercise is an important task that must be at the top of our "to do" list!  The aim of this Challenge is to not only get you looking sensational, but to have you feeling amazing as well. With results comes motivation, discipline and a desire to be the best version of yourself that you can possibly be. Envision how you want to look and feel. Set your visions as your goals. Unlock your body's full potential!  Make time for you and your health and together we will make great things happen that will change your life forever. We have a wonderful lineup of sponsors and guest writers for you all as well as a sensational new meals plan! With awesome workouts for you all from some of the most iconic, scenic and historical cities on our planet, you are going to love how you look AND feel by the end of the 4 weeks! So, let's get ourselves ready, motivated and inspired! Have a great week everyone. See you on the mat!

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The Best Things To Do In London!

Fri, April 28, 2017

This was my very first time in London and I fell head over heels at first sight! It was everything I had imagined it would be, from the red telephone booths and double decker buses to the grand palaces, stunning parklands and historic buildings rich in history. Check out what we got up to in our week in London, the highlights, exhibitions, filming locations and more!

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Why Every Runner Should Start Pilates ASAP!

Thu, April 27, 2017

Lately I've been blogging about my increase in incedental walking while travelling, sometimes up to 15-20 kilmoetres per day! What I've also noticed is an increase in muscle tightness when doing my daily Pilates sessions, stretches that I normally move through with ease have become more challenging to me than ever, which has been a big wake up call! For someone who is reliant on optimal flexibility for their day job, I now truly appreciate the non-negotiable necessity for Pilates when doing any repetitive cardio! Whether you’re a seasoned marathon enthusiast, a casual jogger or walking is your main mode of transportation, this one is for you! Read on to discover why ALL walkers, and runners should start Pilates ASAP!

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My Top Seven Leg Workouts! Sculpt Your Lower Body In Seven Days!

Tue, April 25, 2017

Legs, legs, legs! Pilates is THE ultimate way to lift your butt, tone your inner thighs, define the hamstrings and sculpt the entire lower body! This blog is all about working on those lovely legs of yours! Shape long, lean legs with my personal FAVOURITE lower body toning routines! I chose Seven workouts that are efficient and effective so that by this time next week you will see and feel results! Try one each day for just seven days, you can stick with it for one week and chances are you'll become so addicted that you will want to keep going! Let me know what changes you see in your legs! Pilates is famous for lifting your butt and shaping your legs, it's guaranteed to work!

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Designed For Busy Lifestyles - Your Seven Day Workout Schedule

Sun, April 23, 2017

Hi Everyone! What a busy, hectic and awe-inspiring week it's been! Two birthdays, Easter, four countries (Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland) and working on our new Winter Challenge for the Online Studio, coming free to all members in June, has certainly seen us burning the candle at both ends! It's time like these that I personally take great pleasure in using the Online Studio and not having to waste time locating and getting to a gym or trying to book in for a class somewhere.   I smile to myself, knowing that, as members, no-one needs to leave home to get their daily exercise. No battling the elements, no running for shelter or venturing out in the dark, no looking for babysitters or finding something "gym worthy" to wear! Working out from the convenience of home, your office or even your hotel room, at your own convenience, certainly does have its advantages!   I'm looking forward to joining you all for a great week of workouts! See you on the mat!

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My Paris Must Do Sights And Experiences!

Fri, April 21, 2017

Writing this blog made me realise our week in Paris was truly the best week of my life. We experienced so many facets of the most charming city in the world! From gourmet picnics at Champ De Mars, boat rides at Chateau Versailles, the spectacle of Moulin Rouge, the top of the Eiffel Tower, Landmarks, Love Locks, Nutella Crepes and over one hundred kilometres explored on foot, here is my ULTIMATE must-do list for the most beautiful city I've ever seen!

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Pilates And Cardio: The Perfect Balance!

Wed, April 19, 2017

A question that I get asked almost every day by members is “do I need to combine cardio with my workouts?” This is a fantastic question and one that I love to answer! So many of you have seen such dramatic transformations with your body shape doing our online Pilates workouts, I’m really excited to share this in-depth answer for you so that you can take the same approach, maximise your results and enjoy every moment of your daily exercise, in fact you might even become addicted! There is a place for cardio, but it might not be exactly what you are thinking. Read on to find out more!

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How I Lost Weight Whilst Travelling: Easy Steps You Can Implement Anywhere in The World!

Tue, April 18, 2017

One of the biggest pleasures of travelling, and of life, is food. Europe is second to none with it’s gastronomic offerings, and with all of the indulgence on offer, it’s easy to assume that you’ll have a little extra baggage other than your suitcases! This week our apartment in Belgium had a set of scales, the first one I’ve seen since we started travelling in August last year. You can imagine my complete and utter shock when I was around 3-4 kilograms lighter than the last time I weighed myself! I didn’t necessarily set out to lose any weight and I’ve never consciously dieted or restricted myself, but when I really thought about what exactly I had been doing to achieve this, I realised that anyone, no matter whether you are travelling or not, can implement these easy, achievable steps to not only lose weight, but also maintain your perfect weight!

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