Wednesday

Wednesday.
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Strong, optimistic, positive and ready to face the day. .
#positivity,

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Strong, optimistic, positive and ready to face the day. .
#positivity,

Still keeping supple at age 64

Still keeping supple at age 64.
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Not necessarily the most flattering position but hey... at least the body is still mobile, even with the left hip re-surfaced a few years ago and various other injuries.
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For my fitness regime I try to do Pilates, mat or reformer, 3 times a week. Anything else is in addition or if I can't get to a Pilates class.
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My Pilates posts aren't always real time so don't believe I am a fitness fanatic and exercising every single day - I'm not! .
If I'm in the Isle of Wight I love to horse ride on the beach.
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I also do occasional dance classes which can help memory as well as fitness, as  concentration is needed to remember routines.
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Boxing mixed with HIIT in the gym is great for cardio and fat burning and also concentration as I dont want to be punched on the nose  
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Not necessarily the most flattering position but hey… at least the body is still mobile, even with the left hip re-surfaced a few years ago and various other injuries.
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For my fitness regime I try to do Pilates, mat or reformer, 3 times a week. Anything else is in addition or if I can’t get to a Pilates class.
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My Pilates posts aren’t always real time so don’t believe I am a fitness fanatic and exercising every single day – I’m not! .
If I’m in the Isle of Wight I love to horse ride on the beach.
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I also do occasional dance classes which can help memory as well as fitness, as concentration is needed to remember routines.
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Boxing mixed with HIIT in the gym is great for cardio and fat burning and also concentration as I dont want to be punched on the nose
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Wednesday Pilates

Wednesday Pilates.
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Shoulder stand.
An exercise challenging the lower abs. 
Using the lower tummy muscles to get the rise up rather than just momentum.
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When I post a video clip of an exercise I've done,  I notice how I could have done it a bit better. .
I had felt I was right up tall onto my shoulders with my body more perpendicular than it was. .
Once up in the air, this exercise can be continued with the legs then going further backwards, toes to the reformer over the head and then reversing back over again. .
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With thanks to
Luke
@absolutestudios

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Shoulder stand.
An exercise challenging the lower abs.
Using the lower tummy muscles to get the rise up rather than just momentum.
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When I post a video clip of an exercise I’ve done, I notice how I could have done it a bit better. .
I had felt I was right up tall onto my shoulders with my body more perpendicular than it was. .
Once up in the air, this exercise can be continued with the legs then going further backwards, toes to the reformer over the head and then reversing back over again. .
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With thanks to
Luke
@absolutestudios

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 .

Filling the plate with lots of green vegetables

Filling the plate with lots of green vegetables.
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Protein and low carbohydrate home cooked lunch.
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Halibut pan fried with skin on,  in extra virgin olive oil, with pea shoots, tomatoes and asparagus.
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Protein and low carbohydrate home cooked lunch.
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Halibut pan fried with skin on, in extra virgin olive oil, with pea shoots, tomatoes and asparagus.
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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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Pilates reformer fitness Thursday

Pilates reformer fitness Thursday.
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This particular exercise is so much harder than it looks.
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It depends on a strong glute med, good turn out from the hip and core stability, .
I found it hard to do as I had a left hip resurface op a few years ago ( the same op as @andymurray has just had) and also tore the glute med subsequently.
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So the mechanics of how my left hip works, together with the hip flexors and glutes are not as they were before. Also at the age of 64 the body is slightly more worn now! .
But with hard work its possible to aspire to be the best you can be.
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 @absolutestudios 
With @rascal_physique_ instructor.
Thank you.
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This particular exercise is so much harder than it looks.
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It depends on a strong glute med, good turn out from the hip and core stability, .
I found it hard to do as I had a left hip resurface op a few years ago ( the same op as @andymurray has just had) and also tore the glute med subsequently.
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So the mechanics of how my left hip works, together with the hip flexors and glutes are not as they were before. Also at the age of 64 the body is slightly more worn now! .
But with hard work its possible to aspire to be the best you can be.
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@absolutestudios
With @rascal_physique_ instructor.
Thank you.
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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

Another Pilates reformer exercise for glute and core strengthening and balance and stability on the supporting leg

Another Pilates reformer exercise for glute and core strengthening and balance and stability on the supporting leg .
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This video clip was filmed after an tough hour group class and the glutes were certainly feeling the workout! . 
Quite wobbly this time as my muscles were tired and should have had the hanging leg straight but corrected it before the end of the video clip
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Thank you to 
@absolutestudios @rascal_physique_ .
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This video clip was filmed after an tough hour group class and the glutes were certainly feeling the workout! .
Quite wobbly this time as my muscles were tired and should have had the hanging leg straight but corrected it before the end of the video clip
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Thank you to
@absolutestudios @rascal_physique_ .
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