Reformer Pilates

Reformer Pilates.
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Often an exercise needs subtle postural tweaks or alignments to be performed correctly and effectively. .
Small corrections can make all the difference to feeling the right muscles engaging and working properly.
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It's very easy to often think you're doing an exercise as it should be done, but in fact be cheating yourself as a slightly incorrect stance or body placement won't be using the specific targeted muscle or set of muscles for the movement. .
Here I'm trying to keep the back straight, hips square, core engaged, abs and glutes switched on, and the knee tracking correctly over the ankle and foot on the standing leg.
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With thanks to @absolutestudios @rascal_physique_

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Often an exercise needs subtle postural tweaks or alignments to be performed correctly and effectively. .
Small corrections can make all the difference to feeling the right muscles engaging and working properly.
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It’s very easy to often think you’re doing an exercise as it should be done, but in fact be cheating yourself as a slightly incorrect stance or body placement won’t be using the specific targeted muscle or set of muscles for the movement. .
Here I’m trying to keep the back straight, hips square, core engaged, abs and glutes switched on, and the knee tracking correctly over the ankle and foot on the standing leg.
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With thanks to @absolutestudios @rascal_physique_

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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#tbfriday This time last year! Looking forward to skating again @natural_history_museum skating rink London

This time last year!
Looking forward to skating again @natural_history_museum skating rink London.
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It's such fun and a good cardio, core and glute workout. You need to use your core together with your glutes for balance, strength and to keep upright.
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I do look quite serious but I'm properly concentrating on not only trying not to fall over myself but also on not knocking over any small children or even adults skating around holding onto their penguins for support.
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Have a good Friday! What are you doing that's out of your comfort zone this weekend? .
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It’s such fun and a good cardio, core and glute workout. You need to use your core together with your glutes for balance, strength and to keep upright.
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I do look quite serious but I’m properly concentrating on not only trying not to fall over myself but also on not knocking over any small children or even adults skating around holding onto their penguins for support.
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Have a good Friday! What are you doing that’s out of your comfort zone this weekend? .
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Wednesday pilates

Wednesday pilates.

Reformer exercise for posture, control,  balance and flexibility.
The control needed to stabilise and move the reformer slowly in and out smoothly engages so many muscles.
Core, tummy, glutes, hamstrings, abductors, calf muscles....
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Reformer exercise for posture, control, balance and flexibility.
The control needed to stabilise and move the reformer slowly in and out smoothly engages so many muscles.
Core, tummy, glutes, hamstrings, abductors, calf muscles….
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Good Morning Monday #workout Reverse walking lunges whilst punching with weighted balls

Good Morning Monday 
Reverse walking lunges whilst punching with weighted balls. 
This is supposed to be a flowing sequence movement. But in my case doesn't seem to be! It's very hard to keep balanced.
I''m doing my best but as they say -could do better! 
The dog @misslucy_lou isn't feeling it either as you can hear from her tone of voice.

This is supposed to be a flowing sequence movement. But in my case doesn’t seem to be! It’s very hard to keep balanced.
I”m doing my best but as they say -could do better!
The dog @misslucy_lou isn’t feeling it either as you can hear from her tone of voice.

Squats and curtsy squats with hand weights

Squats and curtsy squats with hand weights.

With a bit more energy than the last exercise
Maybe the change of music tempo helped!
@misslucy_lou seems more engaged with this exercise now. Wonder if my clients snd insta followers feel the same???

With a bit more energy than the last exercise
Maybe the change of music tempo helped!
@misslucy_lou seems more engaged with this exercise now. Wonder if my clients snd insta followers feel the same???