In the Pilates studio

In the Pilates studio.

Lunges with your weight on an unstable base.
This helps all the muscles and core engage from your balancing foot ankle and leg to your core and glutes and tum.

However...on another level
It has just been suggested to me by my hip surgeon that anyone like me who has had a hip re-surface surgery procedure and has metal on metal in their hip -this could be having adverse effects as the flexion movement on the weight bearing leg can cause the metal on metal to rub more than usual.
Metal on metal hip replacements and resurfaces can cause metal ions (cobalt and chromium) to leak into the blood stream and give metal ion readings in the blood above normal levels. This could  cause future health issues.

Lunges with your weight on an unstable base.
This helps all the muscles and core engage from your balancing foot ankle and leg to your core and glutes and tum.

However…on another level
It has just been suggested to me by my hip surgeon that anyone like me who has had a hip re-surface surgery procedure and has metal on metal in their hip -this could be having adverse effects as the flexion movement on the weight bearing leg can cause the metal on metal to rub more than usual.
Metal on metal hip replacements and resurfaces can cause metal ions (cobalt and chromium) to leak into the blood stream and give metal ion readings in the blood above normal levels. This could cause future health issues.

Back in the Pilates Reformer studio One leg in table top, the other doing straight leg raises to the highest point that stretches the ham strings too

Back in the Pilates Reformer studio

One leg in table top, the other doing straight leg raises to the highest point that stretches the ham strings too. All the time keeping the hips stable, core engaged and spine in neutral-not flat to the reformer.
All the time keeping the hips stable, core engaged and spine in neutral-not flat to the reformer.

Studio reformer Pilates This seated “froggy plie” exercise is to help core stability, hip flexors, all leg muscles

Studio reformer Pilates 
This seated "froggy plie" exercise is to help core stability, hip flexors, all leg muscles. The important bit is is to try and keep the back straight, tummy muscles engaged and the plie movements as smooth as possible. Its more difficult than it looks.
The important bit is is to try and keep the back straight, tummy muscles engaged and the plie movements as smooth as possible. Its more difficult than it looks.

Back in the pilates studio This exercise engages core, helps spinal mobility, hip flexors, balance, gluteals and flexibility

Back in the pilates studio 
This exercise engages core, helps spinal mobility, hip flexors, balance, gluteals and flexibility.
It is much harder than it looks as it also requires the reformer to be held out and stay in place and still whilst bending over and twisting

It is much harder than it looks as it also requires the reformer to be held out and stay in place and still whilst bending over and twisting

Back to barrecore and pilates this next week again Half-deflated balls are great for both exercise class styles as they can be used to help keep the innner thigh muscles switched on when squeezing the ball #barrecore #pilates #exercise #core #inspire #motivate #weekday #legs #lifestyle #classes #fitness

Back to barrecore and pilates this next week again

Half-deflated balls are great for both exercise class styles as they can be used to help keep the innner thigh muscles switched on when squeezing the ball
Back to barrecore and pilates this next week again

Half-deflated balls are great for both exercise class styles as they can be used to help keep the innner thigh muscles switched on when squeezing the ball

Morning workout for core glutes and stability #pilates #sequence #plank #glutes #core #stability #trymybest #inspire #motivate #fitnessmotivation #fit #fitspo #fitness #workout #exercise #olderwomen #age60plus #age60 #weightloss #bodyimage #weightlossjourney #body #lifechange #lifestyle #life #youcandoit #itsnevertoolate

Morning workout for core glutes and stability
Morning workout for core glutes and stability

Training morning Feeling very slow today Even @misslucy_lou looks bored Maybe the music shpuld have been more lively and energising

Training morning 
Feeling very slow today
Even @misslucy_lou looks bored 
Maybe the music shpuld have been more lively and energising.
This exercise is for balance, stability, core, glutes, hip flexors, quads 
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This exercise is for balance, stability, core, glutes, hip flexors, quads
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Core and leg toning workout at barre class

Core and leg toning workout at barre class.
Working the glutes, the inner thighs, the outer thighs, calves in plie position.

Working in plie and on the toes adds extra difficulty and effort to retain stability. It's important to hold the core and to keep the upper body as straight and pulled up as much as possible.

With thanks to @naomidifabio
@slicefitness

Working the glutes, the inner thighs, the outer thighs, calves in plie position.

Working in plie and on the toes adds extra difficulty and effort to retain stability. It’s important to hold the core and to keep the upper body as straight and pulled up as much as possible.

With thanks to @naomidifabio
@slicefitness
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