When you realise that your pilates core, tum and glutes exercises are not impressing your audience of one @misslucy_lou as she has decided to lie down and go to sleep

When you realise that your pilates core, tum and glutes exercises are not impressing your audience of one @misslucy_lou as she has decided to lie down and go to sleep....
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Back to a barrecore class today

Back to a barrecore class today.
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It's another birthday next week, (in my 60's) which reminds me that as we get older it's important to keep fit, healthy and mobile. For mind and body.
Even if the exercise is only a 20 minute brisk walk a day. Exercise should be a minimum of 3 times a week. .
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I like to mix up my fitness classes each week.  Each style of class has a different purpose. 
So today is barrecore which has core and glute work,  plies and sqats,  together with ballet style barre exercises and light weights for arms.
I do Pilates once a week for core and glute strength and spinal mobility. 
30 min boxing and HIIT workout once a week for cardio and also to help weight maintenance or loss. 
Horse riding is my occasional special feel good treat especially when It's riding along the beach. 
And then there's the dog that needs a walk.... What's your weekly fitness or exercise regime? And what's your favourite class?
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It’s another birthday next week, (in my 60’s) which reminds me that as we get older it’s important to keep fit, healthy and mobile. For mind and body.
Even if the exercise is only a 20 minute brisk walk a day. Exercise should be a minimum of 3 times a week. .
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I like to mix up my fitness classes each week. Each style of class has a different purpose.
So today is barrecore which has core and glute work, plies and sqats, together with ballet style barre exercises and light weights for arms.
I do Pilates once a week for core and glute strength and spinal mobility.
30 min boxing and HIIT workout once a week for cardio and also to help weight maintenance or loss.
Horse riding is my occasional special feel good treat especially when It’s riding along the beach.
And then there’s the dog that needs a walk…. What’s your weekly fitness or exercise regime? And what’s your favourite class?
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Morning pilates exercise

Morning pilates exercise.. Mobility, spinal mobility, flexibility, core and abs strength exercise. And also back of arm muscles as they are also used to help action the movement together with the lower abdominal muscles. The movement should be smooth and controlled and not driven by body weight momentum. 
It's harder than it looks. 
Give it a go....
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. Mobility, spinal mobility, flexibility, core and abs strength exercise. And also back of arm muscles as they are also used to help action the movement together with the lower abdominal muscles. The movement should be smooth and controlled and not driven by body weight momentum.
It’s harder than it looks.
Give it a go….
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Not very good at this ‘bear crawl’ fitness exercise

Not very good at this 'bear crawl' fitness exercise. 
At least I tried my best! 
What a meany trainer! @sportsperformance86 ha! ha!

This was at the end of 20 mins HIIT boxing workout and then doing these bear crawls up and down the garden 4 x over. 
So maybe that could be why I look so rubbish at this?
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At least I tried my best!
What a meany trainer! @sportsperformance86 ha! ha!

This was at the end of 20 mins HIIT boxing workout and then doing these bear crawls up and down the garden 4 x over.
So maybe that could be why I look so rubbish at this?
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Morning workout tummy and core exercises

Morning workout tummy and core exercises.

Keeping space between the chin and chest . Repetitions of 15 x tummy and then legs and then a rest and repeat. Hardcore taskmaster!  @sportsperformance86
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Keeping space between the chin and chest . Repetitions of 15 x tummy and then legs and then a rest and repeat. Hardcore taskmaster! @sportsperformance86
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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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2nd exercise following on from hip flexor stretch using the foam roller

2nd exercise following on from hip flexor stretch using the foam roller.

Basic table top toe taps to engage the core,  glutes and lower abdominals.
Using the foam roller in this position can help stop the hip flexors coming into action too when the core is still weak.
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Basic table top toe taps to engage the core, glutes and lower abdominals.
Using the foam roller in this position can help stop the hip flexors coming into action too when the core is still weak.
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Basic mat pilates rehab with a band for glutes, core and hamstrings strengthening

Basic mat pilates rehab with a band for glutes, core and hamstrings strengthening.

Lie on your side 
Tie the band into a loop on one end and attach it around your foot.
Pull taut.
Lengthen through the top hip.
Draw your leg in 
Then back and straight
 and bring it back with control.
The better the leg position when straightened in line with the body and slightly back, the more you will feel the effect in your glutes of this exercise.

Lie on your side
Tie the band into a loop on one end and attach it around your foot.
Pull taut.
Lengthen through the top hip.
Draw your leg in
Then back and straight
and bring it back with control.
The better the leg position when straightened in line with the body and slightly back, the more you will feel the effect in your glutes of this exercise.

A simple Pilates bridge to engage the glute posterior muscles

A simple Pilates bridge to engage the glute posterior muscles.

Feet hip width apart, Raise your bottom up into bridge,, lift your leg up, making sure you don't drop your hip.
You will see I dropped slightly more on one side than the other as that's my weaker side at the moment.
Try to place your foot down gently.
You only need to do 2 lifts each time before you come down, relax and reset.

Feet hip width apart, Raise your bottom up into bridge,, lift your leg up, making sure you don’t drop your hip.
You will see I dropped slightly more on one side than the other as that’s my weaker side at the moment.
Try to place your foot down gently.
You only need to do 2 lifts each time before you come down, relax and reset.

Basic core and glute strengthening Physio pilates exercise

Basic core and glute strengthening Physio pilates exercise.

Lie with your feet on a ball.
Put downward pressure onto the ball and push the ball away from you. Then bring back in.
Engage the core and glutes to use the hip flexors less.
Make sure ribs are down, back is in neutral and toes relaxed. 
Its a slow journey to regaining full fitness after an injury. Patience is key.

With thanks to Tessa @theliftingphysio


@bh_beyondhealth

Lie with your feet on a ball.
Put downward pressure onto the ball and push the ball away from you. Then bring back in.
Engage the core and glutes to use the hip flexors less.
Make sure ribs are down, back is in neutral and toes relaxed.
Its a slow journey to regaining full fitness after an injury. Patience is key.

With thanks to Tessa @theliftingphysio

@bh_beyondhealth