Pilates hover exercise

Pilates hover exercise.

This exercise can be the precurser to a plank. It engages the glutes, core, and deep abdominals.  The back has to be straight and the head aligned. It's harder than it looks to keep the back in line and shoulders down and not curve the back upwards when raising and holding the hover position.
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with thanks to @theliftingphysio @bh_beyondhealth

This exercise can be the precurser to a plank. It engages the glutes, core, and deep abdominals. The back has to be straight and the head aligned. It’s harder than it looks to keep the back in line and shoulders down and not curve the back upwards when raising and holding the hover position.
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with thanks to @theliftingphysio @bh_beyondhealth

Good morning Monday

Good morning Monday.

Body positive.

Look in the mirror and love all of what you see.  The best bits and those bits you dont like so much.  No one's perfect. Don't believe everything you see on others' social media. 
Be the best version of yourself you can be.

Body positive.

Look in the mirror and love all of what you see. The best bits and those bits you dont like so much. No one’s perfect. Don’t believe everything you see on others’ social media.
Be the best version of yourself you can be.

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.

Back to pilates rehab exercises

Back to pilates rehab exercises.

Strengthening the core, glutes and hamstrings.
With thanks to  @bh_beyondhealth 
With even the simplest exercise it's important for the body to be correctly aligned  for the exercise to be targeting the muscles properly.

Strengthening the core, glutes and hamstrings.
With thanks to @bh_beyondhealth
With even the simplest exercise it’s important for the body to be correctly aligned for the exercise to be targeting the muscles properly.

Waking up the glutes

Waking up the glutes.

When in rehab after a knee ligaments injury and little or no exercise for weeks- it's best to get the basic core strength muscles activated before launching back into the same advanced levels of exercise as before.

Repetitions increase daily.

The instructions are in the video voice-over together with my actions. With thanks to Tessa @bh_beyondhealth

When in rehab after a knee ligaments injury and little or no exercise for weeks- it’s best to get the basic core strength muscles activated before launching back into the same advanced levels of exercise as before.

Repetitions increase daily.

The instructions are in the video voice-over together with my actions. With thanks to Tessa @bh_beyondhealth

Physio exercise for rehab

Physio exercise for rehab.

When you have a knee injury, unable to exercise as usual, and you're  hyper-mobile, muscles quickly switch off especially the glute, core and hamstrings. 
It's starting over again with the most basic fitness exercises.

To kick start muscle memory and functionality, tie a stretchy band knotted at the ends over a door frame, and pull down.
Then weight transfer from leg to leg and lift knee. The action of pulling on the bands will help switch on and engage core and glutes.

When you have a knee injury, unable to exercise as usual, and you’re hyper-mobile, muscles quickly switch off especially the glute, core and hamstrings.
It’s starting over again with the most basic fitness exercises.

To kick start muscle memory and functionality, tie a stretchy band knotted at the ends over a door frame, and pull down.
Then weight transfer from leg to leg and lift knee. The action of pulling on the bands will help switch on and engage core and glutes.

Love your body and be the best version of yourself you can be

Love your body and be the best version of yourself you can be.

Don't compare yourself to others. Their Instapix are likely to be filtered, photoshopped, edited and enhanced. 
Instagram isn't always real life.  Be unique and proud of the person you are.

Don’t compare yourself to others. Their Instapix are likely to be filtered, photoshopped, edited and enhanced.
Instagram isn’t always real life. Be unique and proud of the person you are.

Love making my lifestyle clients look and feel their best from inside out

Love making my lifestyle clients look and feel their best from inside out. 
This client is seen here at the start of her weightloss journey after losing about 40lbs and with a new look with makeup and hair by me.
You can look and feel your best whatever your bodyshape and size.
Message me if you would like me to help you on your journey to being your best you.

This client is seen here at the start of her weightloss journey after losing about 40lbs and with a new look with makeup and hair by me.
You can look and feel your best whatever your bodyshape and size.
Message me if you would like me to help you on your journey to being your best you.