Reformer Pilates

Reformer Pilates.
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For those who have only ever practised mat-based Pilates classes, I am going to regularly demo together with @lukemeessmann @absolutestudios how Reformer pilates exercises can be tailored to every ability- beginner or expert.
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Today's exercises in video clips 2 and 3 are the basic first and then the more advanced variation. . .
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For those who have only ever practised mat-based Pilates classes, I am going to regularly demo together with @lukemeessmann @absolutestudios how Reformer pilates exercises can be tailored to every ability- beginner or expert.
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Today’s exercises in video clips 2 and 3 are the basic first and then the more advanced variation. . .
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Videoclip of me exercising with personal trainer @grayshottspa @john_bc_oshea to strengthen quadracep thigh muscles for knee support and hip flexors, core and glutes

Videoclip of me exercising with personal trainer @grayshottspa @john_bc_oshea to strengthen quadracep thigh muscles for knee support and hip flexors, core and glutes.

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#tb when I skated with @itv #dancingonice head coach Karen Barber and professional skater Dan Whiston who is now the creative director of the new series

when I skated with @itv head coach Karen Barber and professional skater Dan Whiston who is now the creative director of the new series. .
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@thedanwhiston
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@thedanwhiston

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Pilates exercise for core stability and switching off over-active hip flexors

Pilates exercise for core stability and switching off over-active hip flexors. .
I can do this anywhere as it simply needs a theraband and 2 slightly deflated balls-one for under my bottom and the other for between my calves. .
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I can do this anywhere as it simply needs a theraband and 2 slightly deflated balls-one for under my bottom and the other for between my calves. .
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Good morning Friday!

Good morning Friday! .
It's important to always stretch before any exercise.
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But check with your personal trainer that you're stretching correctly as this pose is slightly exaggerated for the purposes of this pic. The more you can bring your hip forward and align the knees the better the stretch.
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It’s important to always stretch before any exercise.
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But check with your personal trainer that you’re stretching correctly as this pose is slightly exaggerated for the purposes of this pic. The more you can bring your hip forward and align the knees the better the stretch.
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This video clip was taken of me when the weather was hot and sunny not torrential rain like today which means riding today was cancelled

This video clip was taken of me when the weather was hot and sunny not torrential rain like today which means riding today was cancelled.

It's so special horseriding along a beach. It makes you feel happy, blessed and so grateful to be healthy and well and lucky to be able to do such a thing.
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It’s so special horseriding along a beach. It makes you feel happy, blessed and so grateful to be healthy and well and lucky to be able to do such a thing.
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We all need some downtime to reboot each week

We all need some downtime to reboot each week.
This includes a weekly Pilates class for me. .
If we keep our bodies reasonably fit and eat healthily,  then when we are super busy we are still able to cope when life becomes stressful.
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This is an exercise from my Wednesday physio reformer pilates class.
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This Pilates exercise strengthens arms, helps the movement and flexibility of a tight upper back, works the tum, core and glute muscles, the inner thighs and needs balance to be able to stand, twist and bend over. .
It's more difficult than it looks, especially when it's done slowly with control, holding out the platform steadily before returning it back in.
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This includes a weekly Pilates class for me. .
If we keep our bodies reasonably fit and eat healthily, then when we are super busy we are still able to cope when life becomes stressful.
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This is an exercise from my Wednesday physio reformer pilates class.
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This Pilates exercise strengthens arms, helps the movement and flexibility of a tight upper back, works the tum, core and glute muscles, the inner thighs and needs balance to be able to stand, twist and bend over. .
It’s more difficult than it looks, especially when it’s done slowly with control, holding out the platform steadily before returning it back in.
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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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