#tbt How strange it seems now that being in the middle of a crowd in a field at an IoW music festival was the normal

How strange it seems now that being in the middle of a crowd in a field at an IoW music festival was the normal.
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Our new normal changes daily.
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We have to be positive and live in the moment - not looking further ahead than tomorrow, creating our new normal with at least one planned activity a day to look forward to - apart from your one daily walk/exercise outdoors.
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You could make time to:
Phone or video chat to someone living on their own.
Make a cake - however bad. 
Try an online fitness class.
Have a dance in the kitchen 
Get dressed 
or just do a meditation.
It gives a purpose and structure to the day.and helps your mental wellness.
Stay safe and well 
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Our new normal changes daily.
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We have to be positive and live in the moment – not looking further ahead than tomorrow, creating our new normal with at least one planned activity a day to look forward to – apart from your one daily walk/exercise outdoors.
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You could make time to:
Phone or video chat to someone living on their own.
Make a cake – however bad.
Try an online fitness class.
Have a dance in the kitchen
Get dressed
or just do a meditation.
It gives a purpose and structure to the day.and helps your mental wellness.
Stay safe and well
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Found my perfect spot at home to do more ‘live’ chats

Found my perfect spot at home to do more 'live' chats.
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Will do another chat , Q&A towards the end of the week with Nesse
@nesseinlondon (Fitness/nutrition/sarcasm) 
in advance of our joint class on Monday. .
The class will be aimed at all ages young and old- she is young and I am old. 
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Whilst Nesse instructs and demos, I will be sharing the class with her onscreen as her pupil - adapting some of the exercises for those who are older or less fit. .
We will also be focussing on re-aligning our posture and spinal mobility from so many hours spent sitting in front of screens.
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Nesse is a great instructor and irreverant and funny with her chat 
Hope you can join us.
The next class is 10am Monday morning.
Please do let us know if there's another time of the day you would prefer. 
Maybe evening - 6pm - better for you? .
The website to book in for the next zoom class is at:
www.bgbarre.com/50plusfab
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Will do another chat , Q&A towards the end of the week with Nesse
@nesseinlondon (Fitness/nutrition/sarcasm)
in advance of our joint class on Monday. .
The class will be aimed at all ages young and old- she is young and I am old.
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Whilst Nesse instructs and demos, I will be sharing the class with her onscreen as her pupil – adapting some of the exercises for those who are older or less fit. .
We will also be focussing on re-aligning our posture and spinal mobility from so many hours spent sitting in front of screens.
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Nesse is a great instructor and irreverant and funny with her chat
Hope you can join us.
The next class is 10am Monday morning.
Please do let us know if there’s another time of the day you would prefer.
Maybe evening – 6pm – better for you? .
The website to book in for the next zoom class is at:
www.bgbarre.com/50plusfab
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At 10am tomorrow- wednesday @nesseinlondon And I will be doing an Instagram ‘live’ chat together

At 10am tomorrow- wednesday
 @nesseinlondon 
And I will be doing an Instagram 'live'  chat together.
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The pics are Nesse left and top right, 
and bottom right- me 
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Nesse is a brilliant pilates and barre teacher.
I am 65 and try to keep myself fit and healthy.
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In life before Covid19 I spoke on radio, TV and in schools and organisations on mental wellness, social media, positive body image, first impressions and healthy eating (I have a nutrition diploma) health, beauty, lifechange and personal image and style. (I was a celebrity stylist for A list stars for 30 years) .
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Nesse and I are going to be chatting together at 10am tomorrow - 
and answering your questions on any subjects you ask us:
From menopause to men, 
Healthy diet or current lifestyle dilemmas
And
pilates to positivity.
... and more.. .
before Nesse and I host a Zoom fun Pilates class the following Monday for anyone who is age 50 plus and would still like to keep fit. .
Look forward to 10am tomorrow.
A date for your diaries.

Please share this post xx
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@nesseinlondon

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The pics are Nesse left and top right,
and bottom right- me
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Nesse is a brilliant pilates and barre teacher.
I am 65 and try to keep myself fit and healthy.
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In life before Covid19 I spoke on radio, TV and in schools and organisations on mental wellness, social media, positive body image, first impressions and healthy eating (I have a nutrition diploma) health, beauty, lifechange and personal image and style. (I was a celebrity stylist for A list stars for 30 years) .
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Nesse and I are going to be chatting together at 10am tomorrow –
and answering your questions on any subjects you ask us:
From menopause to men,
Healthy diet or current lifestyle dilemmas
And
pilates to positivity.
… and more.. .
before Nesse and I host a Zoom fun Pilates class the following Monday for anyone who is age 50 plus and would still like to keep fit. .
Look forward to 10am tomorrow.
A date for your diaries.

Please share this post xx
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@nesseinlondon

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Pilates reformer exercises

Pilates reformer exercises.
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Today it's the Bridge.
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Demo-ing to the best of my capabilities
 3 versions of bridge exercises from beginner to advanced under the expert guidance of @lukemeessmann
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@absolutestudios

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Today it’s the Bridge.
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Demo-ing to the best of my capabilities
3 versions of bridge exercises from beginner to advanced under the expert guidance of @lukemeessmann
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@absolutestudios

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Pilates reformer exercise on Thursday

Pilates reformer exercise on Thursday..
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Two versions of the Scooter. 
Good for core stability, balance, hip flexors, flexibility and glutes.
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With thanks to @lukemeessmann 
@absolutestudios
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Two versions of the Scooter.
Good for core stability, balance, hip flexors, flexibility and glutes.
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With thanks to @lukemeessmann
@absolutestudios

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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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Sometimes we all need to stop and take stock of where we are now and where we would like to be

Sometimes we all need to stop and take stock of where we are now and where we would like to be... say in three months, six months, a year.
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The start of this new decade 2020 can fill us with renewed hopes and expectations. 
But be realistic in your aspirations.
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Keep visualising......the possibilities:
Make your visualizations a reality.
Could it be.....
A new romantic partner in your life.
An abundance of money flooding in to pay bills.
A fitter body achieved with a new healthy lifestyle and exercise.
An exciting job you would like to be offered.
But 
Give your dreams a chance to be fulfilled. 
Rome wasn't built in a day and it's still only the 2nd week of January. 
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Photo by @rory_photo
.. say in three months, six months, a year.
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The start of this new decade 2020 can fill us with renewed hopes and expectations.
But be realistic in your aspirations.
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Keep visualising……the possibilities:
Make your visualizations a reality.
Could it be…..
A new romantic partner in your life.
An abundance of money flooding in to pay bills.
A fitter body achieved with a new healthy lifestyle and exercise.
An exciting job you would like to be offered.
But
Give your dreams a chance to be fulfilled.
Rome wasn’t built in a day and it’s still only the 2nd week of January.
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Photo by @rory_photo

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Never give up

Never give up.
It's never too late.
You're never too old.
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Ice skating at the Natural History Ice Rink.
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Just because you may be age fifty plus, sixty plus or even seventy plus -why not? What's your excuse? 
Whatever challenges you may be privately facing - get out there and try something new.
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It's good for your mental health, your fitness and your wellbeing too.
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You may just surprise yourself  have fun 
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It’s never too late.
You’re never too old.
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Ice skating at the Natural History Ice Rink.
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Just because you may be age fifty plus, sixty plus or even seventy plus -why not? What’s your excuse?
Whatever challenges you may be privately facing – get out there and try something new.
.
It’s good for your mental health, your fitness and your wellbeing too.
.
You may just surprise yourself have fun
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#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.
.
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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