My Top Five Flexibility Workouts!

Wed, July 06, 2016

Flexibility is the key to fitness, without it we would never progress in our Pilates practice! These five workout videos not only give you long, lean muscles, but they also give you the tools you need to progress your flexibility and take it to the next level with in-depth tutorials. So you won't just be stretching, you'll be improving every single time!

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Stand Taller, Think Clearer - Your Seven Day Workout Schedule

Mon, July 04, 2016

Have you noticed any changes since starting your Pilates workouts? I can remember one of the very first changes I ever noticed was one day I was in the supermarket pushing my trolley. I felt "taller" and noticed that as I was walking I was actually engaging my core muscles without even thinking about it! I felt great! My posture was improved and I even felt like I was thinking clearer! Others I have spoken to have have said the first thing they noticed was extra room in their clothes, while some find others noticed differences about them and asked what they had been doing because they wanted to get on board! So, with that in mind, here is this week's workout schedule. Feel stronger and streamlined, think clearer and stay motivated, but most of all feel good about yourself! Take control. You are doing your mind and body a favour!

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How I Stay Healthy And Happy!

Wed, June 29, 2016

After much trial and error, self-discovery and lots of obstacles along the way, here is my healthy lifestyle in a nutshell! I would love to hear from you and what you do to maintain your health and fitness, I love your advice and always take it on board. Enjoy!

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Exciting News! - Weekly Workout Schedule!

Sun, June 26, 2016

It has truly been a week to remember in my lifetime! We have announced our plans to take Pilates by Lisa on the road. We are packing our cameras, lights and tripods to film workouts for our members from some of the most iconic places on the planet. Each week your new workout will be coming from the Caribbean, New York, Yosemite Park and beyond. I am excited to take everyone along on the journey, to share my travels and to workout with you all in some fun and famous settings!  Meanwhile, the weather has certainly changed this week, and the chill in the air, whilst refreshing after a long, hot summer, can be a deterrent to exercise. Keep up your good work! Summer bodies are made in Winter! Nothing feels better than stretching out after your workout is done, knowing you have done something wonderful for your body, mind and health!  

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REAL Men Do Pilates!

Thu, June 23, 2016

Apart from instantly becoming a babe magnet, taking up Pilates has so many benefits for men! Some of the most esteemed and well known Pilates instructors around the world are men…and the creator Joseph Pilates was a male too! So what is it that gives Pilates it’s female stigma? When asked to try Pilates, most men tell me ‘I thought that was for women?’ or something else that makes me giggle… ‘That is too easy’. When Joseph Pilates formulated his method, it was designed for men returning from WWII as a rehabilitative method to recover after injury. Easy it wasn’t.

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Rain, Hail or Shine! Your 7 Day Workout Plan

Sun, June 19, 2016

As I sit here at my desk listening to the rain pelting against my windows, 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! Working out from the convenience of home certainly does have its advantages! It also reminded me of a quote I read recently form Joseph Pilates. It read "As a heavy rainstorm freshens the water of a sluggish or stagnant stream and whips it into immediate action, so does the Pilates Methods purify the bloodstream." So let's get the most out of this weeks workouts, no matter where you are, no matter the weather or the time of day, empower your body "streams" and let's get them flowing and healthy!

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Clear Skin Fast: What Has Worked For Me

Wed, June 15, 2016

As someone who has suffered from sensitive, problem skin since my teens, I've tried every product under the sun to combat breakouts. I've always been chasing that elusive cure that will make my skin glowing, smooth and breakout free, and I've spent $$$ in the process! Lately I've taken it back to basics, using only natural products that I already happened to have on hand. And guess what? It's given me better results than I've ever seen! Check out my current skincare regime and what has worked for me!

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Staying Healthy Beyond a Week, Month And Year!

Wed, June 15, 2016

We all have the best intentions at the beginning of the year, the beginning of the month and even the beginning of the week! We want to get healthy, feel our best and tick off all of our fitness goals. We all at one time or another have wanted to shift some extra weight, gain more energy, get more flexible orthat body vaction ready! Whether it's a written resolution or an internal agreement, it all boils down to one thing: getting and staying healthy. The start of new year, new month brings fresh starts and opportunities, yet somehow that determination seems to wane for a lot of us and we find ourselves making several "new beginnings". So here are my best tips for staying healthy beyond day one, and taking it from a vision to a reality!

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The BEST Pilates Exercises For Back Pain!

Tue, June 14, 2016

Pilates is a fantastic way to alleviate back pain and eliminate those aches for good! These exercises are specifically designed to strengthen the deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, which provide support to the back. Reduce chronic back pain and feel happy, healthy and rejuvenated with these simple exercises! These moves are taken from our “Pilates For Back Pain” Workout from the Online Studio, Click Here to start your free, no obligation, cancel anytime 10 day trial!

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Let’s Get Physical - 7 Day Workout Schedule

Sun, June 12, 2016

This week, as we noticeably feel the change in temperature, whether it be chillier for some members or warming up for others, remember time for yourself to keep your body fit and healthy is important no matter the season. We don't want to feel great simply because that Summer dress looks fantastic or those new Winter jeans look sensational, how we feel on the inside is essential to our mind and body's good health as well! I've put together a great selection of workouts for you this week! As Joe Pilates himself said "A body free from nervous tension and fatigue is the ideal shelter provided by nature for housing a well balanced mind, fully capable of successfully meeting all the complex problems of modern living."

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