Bring on the Joy!

I was asked recently what brings me joy? Its a tough one to just pick one thing especially when I am lucky enough to live in a beautiful place surrounded by the most amazing scenery and views – you just cant beat mountains! This brings me joy everyday when I open my curtains – a great way to start the day! I never was a beach girl and always wanted to live in the mountains.

If I was to pick something else that brings me joy it would be following my clients in their journey and being a part of that journey – whatever it may be. To feel more flexible, stronger, mobile, have better alignment, balance or being more mindful about their movement. I love every one of these goals and helping my clients to achieve them brings me so much joy.

When I see someone, who has struggled for months to do a roll up, doing their first one I literally throw a party in my mind and then to see them go on to perfect that move is by far the best feeling.

As an example, just today in one of my classes my lovely client and friend Lindsey was perfecting the Scissors. I’m sure she wont mind me sharing that it has taken her months to have straight legs whilst keeping good form in her pelvis and today she did it and all I wanted to do was stand up and do a dance of joy! Not just joy for me but actually joy for her as I know that this is one of the harder things for her to achieve.

Do you remember the feeling when you were younger, when you were jumping on your bed and you couldn’t stop smiling – well that’s me in my mind when one of my clients do something for the first time after months of practicing.

Exercises are sometimes really hard for one person and then really easy for another so everyone has their own goals and targets that they are working towards. I would like to celebrate all the achievements that my clients have made since I’ve been teaching them, regardless of how big or small they are.

YOU ARE ALL AWESOME AND BRING ME JOY EVERYDAY!

Thank you

Get fit for Skiing!

To sign up and to receive more info click here – don’t wait, do it now and get your self ready for your next ski trip – whenever that may be.

I know that right now none of us really know what’s to come. Can we travel? Do we want to travel? Is it safe? All I know for sure is that pull and draw of the mountains is strong for many of us. So whether you are planning a ski trip this year or are going to put it off for another year why not join me in my online ‘get fit for skiing’ pilates classes which are starting in October and will be running through until Christmas.

Pilates is a fantastic way to strengthen your joints and increase your flexibility to reduce the risk of injury. Three of the main principles of Pilates are

Alignment
Breathing
Centring

All of these are key to a more pleasant experience on skis. Strengthening your joints in the correct alignment not only makes skiing more natural but will reduce the risk of injury. Learning to align your breathing with any sort of movement massively helps you achieve that movement in a more fluid nature with less struggle. Read my blog on breathing for more info. Learning to correctly use your core muscles will help you to maintain your alignment whilst skiing. All of these fundamentals when put together will mean you have more energy to ski for longer and further. You may find that the ‘red’ run you always dreaded is not so hard after all!

To sign up and to receive more info click here – don’t wait, do it now and get your self ready for your next ski trip – whenever that may be.

Pilates is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you play, and in the way you work

Joseph Pilates