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.
. .

@absolutestudios

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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.
.
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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Testing core strength

Testing core strength.
Think it's part of Pilates "Teasers".
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Trying to sit up as tall as possible whilst keeping the back as straight as possible too.
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It's hard
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Think it’s part of Pilates “Teasers”.
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Trying to sit up as tall as possible whilst keeping the back as straight as possible too.
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It’s hard
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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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Reformer pilates

Reformer pilates.
Glute and core stability strengthening bridge exercise.
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Trying to remember to keep hips equalized, turn on and engage the core, glutes, hamstrings and lower ab muscles required for the movement and to come back down from the bridge with control and the discs of the spine moving smoothly and sequentially. The opposite arm to the supporting leg is pressing into the reformer as the heel presses into the bar.
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With thanks to Luke @absolutestudios .

Glute and core stability strengthening bridge exercise.
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Trying to remember to keep hips equalized, turn on and engage the core, glutes, hamstrings and lower ab muscles required for the movement and to come back down from the bridge with control and the discs of the spine moving smoothly and sequentially. The opposite arm to the supporting leg is pressing into the reformer as the heel presses into the bar.
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With thanks to Luke @absolutestudios .

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Strong women

Strong women....
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Strong women have inner strength to face life's challenges as well as working towards core fitness body strength.
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Facing life head on requires a clear mind and strong body to be working together to be able to focus and achieve your goals.
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Strong women have inner strength to face life’s challenges as well as working towards core fitness body strength.
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Facing life head on requires a clear mind and strong body to be working together to be able to focus and achieve your goals.
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Bring on Summer! Missing my training last Summer by the beach

Bring on Summer! 
Missing my training last Summer by the beach. Back to the exercise studio today for a barrecore class.  @misslucy_lou the bichonXwestie is missing the beach too.

I try to do some type of exercise and training at least 4 days a week together with a healthy eating regime. Pilates for core and glute  strength especially and overall body alignment. Boxing for HIIT. Barre class for core glutes and toning. Abd if no time for anything else a short brisk walk.
Back to the exercise studio today for a barrecore class. @misslucy_lou the bichonXwestie is missing the beach too.

I try to do some type of exercise and training at least 4 days a week together with a healthy eating regime. Pilates for core and glute strength especially and overall body alignment. Boxing for HIIT. Barre class for core glutes and toning. Abd if no time for anything else a short brisk walk.

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Back in the Pilates Reformer studio One leg in table top, the other doing straight leg raises to the highest point that stretches the ham strings too

Back in the Pilates Reformer studio

One leg in table top, the other doing straight leg raises to the highest point that stretches the ham strings too. All the time keeping the hips stable, core engaged and spine in neutral-not flat to the reformer.
All the time keeping the hips stable, core engaged and spine in neutral-not flat to the reformer.

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