#nationalfitnessday

#nationalfitnessday.
Age 64.
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Its important to stay flexible as you grow older.
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Not necessarily as flexible as myself as I have hyper-mobility which is not a good thing so I have to be careful to not over-stretch.
Especially as I had a hip resurface ( like Andy Murray) a few years ago.
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However exercising, stretching and moving every day, even if its just a 20 min dog walk will make a difference to your body, how you feel and also your mental health.
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Age 64.
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Its important to stay flexible as you grow older.
.
Not necessarily as flexible as myself as I have hyper-mobility which is not a good thing so I have to be careful to not over-stretch.
Especially as I had a hip resurface ( like Andy Murray) a few years ago.
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However exercising, stretching and moving every day, even if its just a 20 min dog walk will make a difference to your body, how you feel and also your mental health.
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With Dan, @sportsperformance86 Hard taskmaster My HIIT weekend cardio workout

With Dan, 
@sportsperformance86 
Hard taskmaster 
My HIIT weekend cardio workout.
Still alive...just.
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Boxing, kick-boxing, squats, walking lunges, bear crawls.
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This is what you do to keep fit when another birthday is looming....
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Still alive…just.
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Boxing, kick-boxing, squats, walking lunges, bear crawls.
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This is what you do to keep fit when another birthday is looming….
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Normal schedules now resumed after the Summer break

Normal schedules now resumed after the Summer break.
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Back to work, to pilates, to healthy eating and to posting regularly on Instagram. .
Hope to inspire and motivate you to look and feel your best whatever your age. No filters or apps.
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To be yourself and unique.
Not to compare.
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@absolutestudios

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Back to work, to pilates, to healthy eating and to posting regularly on Instagram. .
Hope to inspire and motivate you to look and feel your best whatever your age. No filters or apps.
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To be yourself and unique.
Not to compare.
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@absolutestudios

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Mother and daughter reformer Pilates

Mother and daughter reformer Pilates.
She's the one further away obvs
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This exercise is for the lower abs, core, glutes and also arms. .
To raise the intensity of the exercise the legs can be scissored lower just as my daughter is doing.
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With thanks to @absolutestudios Luke .
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She’s the one further away obvs
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This exercise is for the lower abs, core, glutes and also arms. .
To raise the intensity of the exercise the legs can be scissored lower just as my daughter is doing.
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With thanks to @absolutestudios Luke .
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Pilates reformer

Pilates reformer.
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Arm exercise with legs in tabletop.
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Keep shoulders down
Keep ribs down.
Back in neutral.
Core engaged.
Legs in tabletop.
Arms strong and LATS engaged. 
This flat rectangular muscle of the back helps the arms rotate as well as move away from and toward the body.
It also is the muscle that can help tone that annoying fatty area that hangs over the bra sides. .
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@absolutestudios

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Arm exercise with legs in tabletop.
.
Keep shoulders down
Keep ribs down.
Back in neutral.
Core engaged.
Legs in tabletop.
Arms strong and LATS engaged.
This flat rectangular muscle of the back helps the arms rotate as well as move away from and toward the body.
It also is the muscle that can help tone that annoying fatty area that hangs over the bra sides. .
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@absolutestudios

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Wednesday Pilates

Wednesday Pilates.
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Shoulder stand.
An exercise challenging the lower abs. 
Using the lower tummy muscles to get the rise up rather than just momentum.
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When I post a video clip of an exercise I've done,  I notice how I could have done it a bit better. .
I had felt I was right up tall onto my shoulders with my body more perpendicular than it was. .
Once up in the air, this exercise can be continued with the legs then going further backwards, toes to the reformer over the head and then reversing back over again. .
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With thanks to
Luke
@absolutestudios

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Shoulder stand.
An exercise challenging the lower abs.
Using the lower tummy muscles to get the rise up rather than just momentum.
.
When I post a video clip of an exercise I’ve done, I notice how I could have done it a bit better. .
I had felt I was right up tall onto my shoulders with my body more perpendicular than it was. .
Once up in the air, this exercise can be continued with the legs then going further backwards, toes to the reformer over the head and then reversing back over again. .
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With thanks to
Luke
@absolutestudios

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Pilates reformer fitness Thursday

Pilates reformer fitness Thursday.
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This particular exercise is so much harder than it looks.
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It depends on a strong glute med, good turn out from the hip and core stability, .
I found it hard to do as I had a left hip resurface op a few years ago ( the same op as @andymurray has just had) and also tore the glute med subsequently.
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So the mechanics of how my left hip works, together with the hip flexors and glutes are not as they were before. Also at the age of 64 the body is slightly more worn now! .
But with hard work its possible to aspire to be the best you can be.
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 @absolutestudios 
With @rascal_physique_ instructor.
Thank you.
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This particular exercise is so much harder than it looks.
.
It depends on a strong glute med, good turn out from the hip and core stability, .
I found it hard to do as I had a left hip resurface op a few years ago ( the same op as @andymurray has just had) and also tore the glute med subsequently.
.
So the mechanics of how my left hip works, together with the hip flexors and glutes are not as they were before. Also at the age of 64 the body is slightly more worn now! .
But with hard work its possible to aspire to be the best you can be.
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.
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@absolutestudios
With @rascal_physique_ instructor.
Thank you.
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Mother daughter personal training HIIT workout

Mother daughter personal training HIIT workout.
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Squats with weighted medicine ball.
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My daughter's ball is twice as heavy as mine as she is twice as fit as me and also as I'm super cautious and mindful of my own weaknesses from lower back injuries and a hip resurface op a few years ago.
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@bellacampbell1

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Squats with weighted medicine ball.
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My daughter’s ball is twice as heavy as mine as she is twice as fit as me and also as I’m super cautious and mindful of my own weaknesses from lower back injuries and a hip resurface op a few years ago.
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@bellacampbell1

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Pilates reformer at Absolute Pilatea studio London with Sophie @rascal_physique_

Pilates reformer at Absolute Pilatea studio London with Sophie @rascal_physique_ .
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Core stability, balance, glute work. .
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Core stability, balance, glute work. .
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Plank with the help of @misslucy_lou

Plank with the help of @misslucy_lou .
When it was a beautiful sunny outdoors personal training day. .
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When it was a beautiful sunny outdoors personal training day. .
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