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.
.
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_

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.
.
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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Pilates reformer at Absolute Pilatea studio London with Sophie @rascal_physique_

Pilates reformer at Absolute Pilatea studio London with Sophie @rascal_physique_ .
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Core stability, balance, glute work. .
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Core stability, balance, glute work. .
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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.

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.
.
This is an exercise from my Wednesday physio reformer pilates class.
.
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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