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4 months ago
‘The success of every women should be the inspiration to another. We should raise eachother up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.’
Having just spent a few days with some beautiful inspirational women, it made me think about how lucky I am to have so many in my life around me.
4 days ago
Thank goodness for sunshine bringing a smile to our faces ☀️ Sharing this image because we miss @yogafitretreats terribly, and digging memories out of the archives is bringing so much happiness right now 💛 Wishing you all a joyful Sunday. 📸 @capturinglightibiza
It's stressful times. Life feels very strange. Oh for that rich coffee shop latte, with BGM, watching the world go by from a big comfortable armchair, maybe with a chocolate brownie. For those drinks out with friends, as the evenings get longer. For that leisurely Sunday roast lunch with extended family. For our favourite gym class, laughing and sweating it together with friends.
And instead we're at home. On top of each other. Trying to work, trying to learn, trying to relax, without seeing, talking, hugging anyone in person. Tempers fray, we want fresh air and human contact. Maybe we're worried. Worried about loved ones, elderly relatives. Worried about money. Worried about losing our livelihood. Worried about not getting the qualifications we've worked so hard for. Stuck. At. Home.
But time to take a deep breath. Because we are able to take that deep breath. We are home for a reason. We have a roof over our heads. We are well. Some of us may have a mild version of the virus but we are riding it out. We are connected digitally to the world. We have online shopping. We have online workouts. And we can still have that one walk outside, keeping at a social distance from others.
Image from the @willow_yoga_uk shoot
2/2 But it is better clients (some of them are over 70) can keep to routines when we are locked up than not at all. Every one such class will be individually taught on accordance to the needs of the individual(s).#Pilates #Londonpilates#coronaadaptation
5 days ago
Classic Roll Down - As we are sitting more than ever, it is really important to continue to mobilise our spine. Here’s a classic Pilates warm up exercise to mobilise the entire spine and pelvic area whilst flexing and extending the hip joints. Use the outward breath to engage and strengthen the core muscles whilst controlling the movement. Try it. Keep moving. 🌸🤸♀️#pilates #londonpilates#rolldowns#pilatesmat#matpilates#movement#contrology
2nd part of the lower body weight pilates workout
No equipment needed, just over 10 minutes. Try straight after yesterdays part 1 to really feel that 🔥
Remember form and movement isolation is everything, to get the most benefit from these exercises
Save and give it a go 🤙🏽 #homeworkout
4 days ago
We teamed up with Adele Smyth, owner of @purebodybyadele to show you a simple side slide lunge that can easily fit into your selfcare routine to tone and strengthen. This is a great way to target the quads, glutes, inner and outer thighs. —
Adele is currently running live Pilates and Barre online classes so check out purebodybyadele.co.uk for booking details and share with someone who may benefit from a little movement therapy 🙌🏻 —
Laughter✨ One thing I love about my clients is that we always have fun as well as a jolly good workout. I encourage chit chat and and this doesn’t stop on Zoom! (Although many of them have muted so it can be one-sided at times 🤪) People don’t just come for the physical, they want the essence (F-r-i-e-n-d-s reference there 😉), they want the connection and to have some fun! #inthistogether 🙌 Happy sunny Tuesday you lovely lot! ☀️#keepingspiritsup #pilatesfun#laughter#midchatting#positivity#iamasweatybetty
12 hours ago
➰I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art ~ Helena Bonham Carter ➰ .
A THROWBACK 📸 to last Spring teaching at this beautiful studio @fly 🙏
Today I’ll continue to film my Prenatal videos for you all - completely out of my ‘quiet style’ comfort zone. However I really can’t wait to share these as I now realise how much Pilates has supported me through pregnancy. Thanks for being patient with me whilst I figure out the tech side of recording, editing and uploading 🤓 Teaching myself everything from scratch with the help of YouTube channels 🙌 My dream is to share a range of easy to follow videos including Prenatal stretching, HIIT and my favourite morning flows ✨🤍 They’re on the way. Happy Thursday folks 🥰 .
4 days ago
Restorative movement is on the cards for me today. Franklin balls, spine corrector and foam roller coming right up...
Happy December 1! My #PilatesbyBeth Advent Offer running through December is Buy One Get One Free on 1:1 in London - so two for £50 - a festive bargain! Valid until end of Feb - email [email protected] for deetz B X #pilates#londonpilates pic.twitter.com/hhzzpA76SN
Looking to book a one-to-one Pilates session with us? You can now do so via our online booking system. If you can't find a slot on the schedule thats suits, email us and we'll try squeeze you in! Go to https://goteamup.com/p/202207-gaia-studio/ … #peckham#londonpilates#eastdulwich#se15#se22
1 day ago
Breast Stroke is one of my favourite matwork Pilates exercises.
The focus of the exercise is to extend the upper mid back which is a very common problem zone for many people.
Spending long hours sat at a desk, crouched over a laptop or interacting with social media on a phone all contribute to that slumped, head forward posture.
This unnatural position causes weakness and strain in the neck and can lead to the overly rounded upper back and hunched shoulder look.
The Pilates Breast Stroke series is the perfect remedy as it lengthens and strengthens the exact areas weakened by modern work practices.
Like most Pilates exercises is can be performed in various stages of difficulty.
I would always advise beginning with the first simple option and increasing the challenge when ready. Think about the form, the technique and the placement at all times.
Avoid lifting the chin so high that you ever feel creases if skin at the back of the neck.
There should be an even curve from the base of the shoulders to the crown if the head.
Imagine I’m pulling you forward by the tips of the ears.
Avoid the lower back sinking. Imagine there is a hot section of mat underneath the belly button.
Zip up the corset around your waist and feel a slight tuck under of the tail.
We are most effective when we practice what we teach, or “become” what we are teaching ✌️
This time next week I’ll be a qualified Pilates teacher! I still feel like such a newby in the Pilates world but it’s so interesting to learn more about the mind-body connection & how Pilates facilitates communication to multiple systems of the body (immune, digestive, respiratory...)
My final assignment has taught me that our nervous systems are geared to a very different life than the ones we are living & the result is the phenomena we term “stress”
What is harmful to to the body, the emotions & the psyche is the unrelenting stress of modern life.
Find time to meditate & practice awareness. Pilates can help with that.
8 months ago
5 months into freelancing and I’m loving life. 4 years ago during a self-development course I set the intention to create a life where I had the freedom to travel. I said this rather loosely at the end of the last session and whilst I meant it wholeheartedly, it didn’t remain at the very forefront of my mind but was quite clearly manifesting away in the background. Travel gives me life. I need it. I need adventure in every form to feel alive. Here I am 4 years later working flexibly across different brands and projects, allowing me to work pool-side on my holiday to Portugal a couple of weeks ago. I had a crazy realisation that in the midst of working my ass off striving for more, striving for a fulfilling work/life blend, I’d created the lifestyle that my soul had been craving for years! ⠀
Branding photo shoot cred to @lilybungay ⠀
15 minute mobility sequence from yesterday to get you set up for the week🤸🏽♀️ Let's go!💫
Save for... you know, every day 😏
Tommorow is Live Workout Wednesday. It will be a short core blaster workout. I will include exercise modifications but it will be intense so please stick to a variation that suits you🙏🏽🙏🏽 Literally I'm begging you. Work within your means👍🏽 It's not till 9.30am so you can do some breathing/core engagement practise and mobility before hand to get yourself ready, that would be sweet as we will be pretty much getting straight into it👊🏽 #mobility
#bebalancedpilates *as always with any exercise routines you follow online please get permission from a health professional and with no one there to keep an eye on you 👀 you take part at your own risk.
Now don’t stop. Keep breathing. .
Long calm breaths. .
Check back in. Are you still breathing? .
Inhale. A little more.
Open your rib cage, let it expand. .
Exhale. Let it go. .
ALL DAY LONG . 💙 .
5 days ago
As we are sitting more than ever, it’s really important to keep mobilising the spine and pelvic area. Here’s a classic roll down flexing the spine, releasing and lengthening lower back whilst mobilising hip flexors. #londonpilates#pilates#rolldowns#pilatesmat
MOBILITY- In simple terms, freely moving without stress on the body.
Mobility and flexibility are often mistaken for the same thing. I say this speaking from experience, before I started Pilates I thought how deep I could get in my squat was down to my flexibility. But no! So what’s the difference.. Flexibility is the ability of the muscles to lengthen. Mobility is the joints being able to move through full range of motion without restriction.
So why is mobility so important?
Mobility effects how we move whether it be in our training programme or getting around in day to day life.
Bad mobility leads to bad movements. Keep this up and over time it will lead to injury repetitive strain.
Working on mobility for functional movement is important because we can increase the end range of each exercise creating efficient movement patterns and technique.
Try adding mobility movements in your warm up or combining as a part of your training programme. Keep an eye out on my page as I’m going to post some mobility exercises for you to add into your training.
Special outfit offers for stressful times, because let's face it, chocolate isn't hitting the sweet spot this year.
We love chocolate here at ILU. We really do. But sadly this Easter isn't about chocolate. It's about keeping safe. Working from home. Working out at home. Surviving at home.
So we've put together some specially priced outfits for your new at home lives. We hope they bring some sugar and spice to these stressful times. Remember UK shipping is free and our returns period is extended. And if you're an NHS worker, please message us. We have an extra 20% off for you.
We hope you enjoy them! x
Each and every one of us is finding our way in these strange times, establishing a new ‘normal’ and doing our utmost to keep ourselves and others healthy.
As we collectively figure out what normality we can maintain, and what needs to adapt and evolve within our lifestyles, remember to be kind to yourself and remove any unnecessary pressure.
We are all enduring the same surreal situation together, while remaining apart. We are alone as we self-isolate and practise social distancing, but we are riding this wave together so we can meet again on the other side.
A little gift from me to you, to kick off this new week - a full body matwork Pilates class.
If you’d like to join me on the mat, just click the link in my biog and head over to my YouTube channel.
It’s no surprise that the last few weeks have been overwhelming, no longer can we see extended family members, pop round to friends houses for a cuppa and homemade chocy biscuit @jocelynaphillips
No longer can we attend our regular classes and hang out in our favourite coffee shops (oh @walcothousebath I miss you!). And I imagine how difficult this time is for our expecting mummies, as I remember how lonely I sometimes felt being pregnant with Isabel.
If you know someone who is expecting, not only spare a thought for them but pick up the phone and call them, FaceTime them, send them some flowers, heck write them a letter to say you are still there for them.
Even if they don’t respond straight away or they forget, they have bump brain right now but they’ll massively appreciate the reach out.
Anyone who is worried or would just like a little natty please get in touch. The kettle is on!
Tag you mummy friends.
lift your hip as higher as you can bringing it down one vertebrae each time touching your tailbone on the Matt and extending your leg out #abs#hardcore#pilates#pets#londonpilates#selfisolation#coronavirus
3 days ago
Escribinos por whatsapp y te contamos mas..!!! #pilatesbody
Say Hi to Brenda, our new Pilates instructor. Brenda fell in love with Pilates while studying dance.
Find out more here: https://studioone-pilates.com/our-teachers
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Working on my Upstretch. I've been doing A LOT of basic shoulder stability lately because my shoulders are really tight and therefore not particularly stable. Starting to push myself back into more advanced shoulder stability stuff now. My practice constantly changes, and it's never a steady progression without any setbacks. Sometimes I have to strip it right back and rebuild. That's what makes this method so inspiring - you are constantly learning about your body.
We have a full range of apparatus that allows you to practice the true method created by Joseph Pilates.
Head over to http://www.pistudios.co.uk to check out our time table and join us for a class this week!