#nationalfitnessday

#nationalfitnessday.
Age 64.
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Its important to stay flexible as you grow older.
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Not necessarily as flexible as myself as I have hyper-mobility which is not a good thing so I have to be careful to not over-stretch.
Especially as I had a hip resurface ( like Andy Murray) a few years ago.
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However exercising, stretching and moving every day, even if its just a 20 min dog walk will make a difference to your body, how you feel and also your mental health.
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Age 64.
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Its important to stay flexible as you grow older.
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Not necessarily as flexible as myself as I have hyper-mobility which is not a good thing so I have to be careful to not over-stretch.
Especially as I had a hip resurface ( like Andy Murray) a few years ago.
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However exercising, stretching and moving every day, even if its just a 20 min dog walk will make a difference to your body, how you feel and also your mental health.
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With Dan, @sportsperformance86 Hard taskmaster My HIIT weekend cardio workout

With Dan, 
@sportsperformance86 
Hard taskmaster 
My HIIT weekend cardio workout.
Still alive...just.
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Boxing, kick-boxing, squats, walking lunges, bear crawls.
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This is what you do to keep fit when another birthday is looming....
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Still alive…just.
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Boxing, kick-boxing, squats, walking lunges, bear crawls.
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This is what you do to keep fit when another birthday is looming….
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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.
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@absolutestudios

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My old body feels and moves so much better when I do a minimum of 1 Pilates class a week

My old body feels and moves so much better when I do a minimum of 1 Pilates class a week. .
3 classes would be optimum but when both work and social life is busy, it's difficult to fit everything in and motivation to get up at 6am for a 7am class is less strong after a few consecutive nights out and just a glass or two of rose. ......
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Reformer Pilates Scissors exercise using only one strap at a time for core stability, abs and hip flexors.
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Making sure that the hips stay still, back stays in neutral and lower abs and glutes remain switched on. .
With thanks to Luke @absolutestudios
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3 classes would be optimum but when both work and social life is busy, it’s difficult to fit everything in and motivation to get up at 6am for a 7am class is less strong after a few consecutive nights out and just a glass or two of rose. ……
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Reformer Pilates Scissors exercise using only one strap at a time for core stability, abs and hip flexors.
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Making sure that the hips stay still, back stays in neutral and lower abs and glutes remain switched on. .
With thanks to Luke @absolutestudios
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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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Punching my way into the weekend

Punching my way into the weekend.
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And in case you're wondering why the trainer called me Bella? He was talking to my daughter Bella who was training with me! .
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And in case you’re wondering why the trainer called me Bella? He was talking to my daughter Bella who was training with me! .
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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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Pilates Reformer

Pilates Reformer. .
As with all my Instagram posts I hope to demonstrate that no-one including myself is perfect in real life.
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But we can all do our best, work towards being our best versions of ourselves ( without edits or Instagram filters), whatever age, bodyshape or size we are.
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Thank you to:
@absolutestudios
@rascal_physique_
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As with all my Instagram posts I hope to demonstrate that no-one including myself is perfect in real life.
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But we can all do our best, work towards being our best versions of ourselves ( without edits or Instagram filters), whatever age, bodyshape or size we are.
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Thank you to:
@absolutestudios
@rascal_physique_

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Do you have a “happy place”?

Do you have a "happy place"?
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Mine is on the beach, riding the local riding stables pony Casper.
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Being at one with a horse by the sea, with whom you have a rapport and a mutual trust is such a special and priviliged time.
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It's easy to understand how interacting with a horse or a dog can help those with special needs, autism or mental health.
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We all need metime and downtime from the stresses of everyday life and especially an escape from social media, being judged by others and mobile phone addiction. .
When everything in life seems currently to be so turbulent, unsettled and uncertain, a short escape from day to day reality is revitalizing and reboots a positive mindset.
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Mine is on the beach, riding the local riding stables pony Casper.
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Being at one with a horse by the sea, with whom you have a rapport and a mutual trust is such a special and priviliged time.
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It’s easy to understand how interacting with a horse or a dog can help those with special needs, autism or mental health.
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We all need metime and downtime from the stresses of everyday life and especially an escape from social media, being judged by others and mobile phone addiction. .
When everything in life seems currently to be so turbulent, unsettled and uncertain, a short escape from day to day reality is revitalizing and reboots a positive mindset.
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Mother daughter personal training HIIT workout

Mother daughter personal training HIIT workout.
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Squats with weighted medicine ball.
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My daughter's ball is twice as heavy as mine as she is twice as fit as me and also as I'm super cautious and mindful of my own weaknesses from lower back injuries and a hip resurface op a few years ago.
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@bellacampbell1

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Squats with weighted medicine ball.
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My daughter’s ball is twice as heavy as mine as she is twice as fit as me and also as I’m super cautious and mindful of my own weaknesses from lower back injuries and a hip resurface op a few years ago.
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@bellacampbell1

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