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Welcome to my weekly Pilates workout.

Every Wednesday I share with you a new 10 / 15 minute Pilates workout you can do from home. These workouts are mainly mat based so require no equipment and can easily be done from home or your office. Most of these workouts are suitable for all abilities, where I add in layers of progression I will use level 1 as the easiest and then the levels get progressively harder. Please always work at the level suitable for you.

In Pilates our first priority is good alignment, by engaging your rib to hip connection you stop any over arching of the lower back and bring your pelvis and spine into a neutral alignment, which is the position we perform most Pilates moves in. When it comes to outside of Pilates when doing ‘real life’ activities like lifting, standing on a tube as it pulls away from the station, running 5k being able to understand and hold yourself in neutral alignment will allow your muscles and joints to work more effectively. Watch this little video to find out how to engage your rib to hip connection.

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Pilates is a form of exercise which concentrates on strengthening the body with an emphasis on core strength. This helps to improve general fitness and overall well-being. My Pilates classes focus around the seven key principles of Pilates, Breathing, Alignment, Stamina, Relaxation, Centering, Concentration and Flow.

Pilates focuses on the mind-body connection which we find through using the breath. While doing the various exercises your mind needs to be constantly aware of your breathing and the way your body moves.