Kickstart Your Pilates Week Two - Your Seven Day Workout Schedule

Sun, April 09, 2017

Week two of the Kickstart Your Pilates Program is ready to kick off! Thank you to everyone for the amazing feedback! The program is designed to get down to the very basics so you can maximise your workouts and get real results. You will also get a greater understanding of the Pilates method. I always uphold the integrity of the classic, traditional method of Pilates. By going back to basics you can be sure that no matter how many workouts are on the online studio, you are getting a great workout from each and every one whilst still knowing you are moving your body in the most effective, functional way possible. Nothing fancy or for show, just great, honest Pilates work. This week we filmed in the tres magnifique city of Paris! This workout will be part of our upcoming Winter Warmer Challenge, coming soon and free to all members! And remember....the Kickstart Series will be a permanent addition to the Online Studio which means you can repeat any of the days until you feel ready to move on. If you want to repeat Day 5 for 3 or 4 days, that's OK, or if you want to go back and refresh and revise a day you've already done, that's OK too, you choose when you're ready to progress! We will continue to e-mail a weekly schedule to all members for those who would still like to follow a workout routine or even add the workouts to the daily kickstart series. See you on the mat!

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Kickstart Your Pilates Day7: Strong Glutes!

Sun, April 09, 2017

Day Seven is all about strong glutes. The Powerhouse is comprised of all the muscles that surround your pelvis, that includes your butt. So today, we will be focusing on the glutes, which are an underlying muscle that supports the pelvis and the hip joints, keeps the pelvis well aligned, supports the lower back and also promotes knee health as well. Strong glutes give us a strong powerhouse!

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Kickstart Your Pilates 14 Day Beginner Series: Day Six!

Sat, April 08, 2017

Day six, you have almost completed a full week of Pilates, make sure you acknowledge that…it’s no easy feat! Today’s workout focuses on the muscles of the back, in particular the back extensors. Your core does not finish at your abdominals, in Pilates we refer to the “girdle of strength” that wraps right around your centre and includes back extensors. This is your entire core, or your Powerhouse as we call it in Pilates! Working these muscles not only builds a well-supported spine but also increases it’s longevity and completes the Powerhouse to give you balanced, even strength. A strong back is essential for good health (and looks great in summer tops too!)

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Kickstart Your Pilates 14 Day Beginner Series Day Five: The Abdominal Series!

Fri, April 07, 2017

Wow, week one is coming to a close, if you have been joining me every day of the working week, well done! Today we are getting into the nitty gritty of the abdominals and working the entire Powerhouse with the Series Of Five. This series is integral to the Pilates Mat Work and you just can’t beat it for effectiveness, it is second to none for achieving strength, tone, stability, flexibility, precision and alignment. Today’s workout has a strong emphasis on the tradition transitions, the flow of movement and the technique required to make these five exercises seamless!

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Kickstart Your Pilates 14 Day Beginner Series Day Four: Find Length

Thu, April 06, 2017

Congratulations on making it to day four! That means that you have shown up to the mat and exercised with me for the majority of your week, that's an achievement in itself! Today we are going to really slow it down and move at a more deliberate pace. you've put in a lot of hard work so far making it through three days of progressions, now it's time to focus on the stretches and flexibility you need to progress to that next level.

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Kickstart Your Pilates 14 Day Beginner Series Day Three: Progression

Wed, April 05, 2017

Welcome back for day three of your "Kickstart Your Pilates" 14 Day Ultimate Beginner Series! I am SO excited you've joined me again and made the effort to meet me on the mat, so let's make it count! Today we are going to do some more slight progressions on the exercises that we have been practicing, so that you can see exactly how all of these fundamental movements apply to every single exercise.

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Kickstart Your Pilates 14 Day Beginner Series Day Two: Just A Little More!

Tue, April 04, 2017

Welcome back! I'm so thrilled you have rolled out your mat and joined me for a second day in a row! That's an accompishment within itself, as sometimes just getting your mat out can be half the battle. So keep it up! Day Two is just a very slight progression from day one, it's all about making small changes that will piece together to give you the strongest foundation possible! We wil be making a few slight adjustments to our range of motion, engagement and adding in variations.

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Kickstart Your Pilates - Your Seven Day Workout Schedule

Sun, April 02, 2017

Hi Everyone! We are so excited to finally be able to launch Day One of our Kickstart Your Pilates Series! This is the most comprehensive, effective program available that will provide you with all of the knowledge, tools and techniques you need to start your Pilates practice and then proceed to take it to the next level! Day one covers the fundamentals of Pilates including how to engage your "Powerhouse", finding neutral spine and perfecting your breathing technique. For the month of April we will not be releasing a new workout every week. Instead, commencing today, and for the next 14 days, we will be releasing a new, full length workout as part of the Kickstart program every single day! These progressive workouts will not only give you a great basis to workout from but will build your fitness from the ground up so you are getting maximum results and moving your body exactly the way it was meant to be moved! This series is ideal for everyone, including complete beginners wanting to start with the strongest practice possible, post natal or rehabilitation clients seeking to return to exercise and anyone who currently practices Pilates and wants to perfect their technique! The Kickstart Series will be a permanent addition to the Online Studio which means you can repeat any of the days until you feel ready to move on. If you want to repeat Day 1 for 3 or 4 days, that's OK, or if you want to go back and refresh and revise a day you've already done, that's OK too, you choose when you're ready to progress! We will continue to e-mail a weekly schedule to all members for those who would still like to follow a workout routine or even add the workouts to the daily kickstart series. We are very proud of this new series and are excited to join you on your Pilates journey!  See you on the mat for Day One!

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Kickstart Your Pilates 14 Day Beginner Series: Day One!

Sun, April 02, 2017

Welcome to day one of your Kickstart Your Pilates 14 Day Beginner Series! This Day One workout is going to go over all of the fundamentals required for the Pilates mat work. We are going to cover establishing neutral spine which is the ideal alignment to perform the exercises. We will also learn how to correctly engage your "Powerhouse", commonly known as your core, and also the breathing technique used to enhance the exercises. We will be practicing the very fundamental exercises and performing them with precision and flow.

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Get The Most Out Of Your At-Home Pilates Workouts!

Fri, March 31, 2017

If you work long, exhausting hours, you're busy with family, constant travelling takes away any consistency or you just simply can't get to the gym, practicing Pilates at home is the absolute ideal solution. Your workout is always just one click away. Simply roll out your mat, select your workout, press play and go! If you struggle to find the motivation, time or effort needed to get fit and achieve your fitness goals, this blog is all about how to optimise you at-home Pilates practice and make the very most of the affordability, accessibility and convenience that online workouts provide!

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