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Monday, 18 December 2017


Hey guys! So this month has been a total whirlwind, I am travelling home for Christmas on Tuesday (ahh!) and this month has been full of present buying, tree decorating, crazy work and fun with friends before Christmas.

Around this time of the year (and most of the time to be honest), it can be so difficult to work out. I realised that for an hour gym class, in which I probably have around 45 minutes of working out, it takes two whole hours out of my day. Getting ready and walking to and from the class takes up so much time. Plus you actually have to make the effort to get off your bum, walk out into the freezing cold (-10 here in Toronto!) and go to the class. So for the past few weeks I have been trying out a little addition to my workout schedule. I still love my gym classes around 3 times a week, but with being so busy in December I couldn't take as much time out of my day to work out. 

So, I have been working out 10 minutes a day when I'm not working out at the gym (yes, ONLY TEN MINUTES) and all from my own apartment! *Studio 44 Pilates has an amazing new 10 minute pilates programme which is all online. Now, I have never tried pilates in my life, so I was excited to try it! 

Louise has a 7 day free trial, which you can find here, so you can try it out before you commit to a course. They're great for beginners like me and take you through the steps at a really great pace. I have been doing the 10 minute videos for a few weeks now and am honestly starting to see an improvement in my flexibility and my breathing. My breathing was something I struggled with at first, but it's getting there!

There is even a Facebook page you can sign up to which gives you support and advice, because I know that motivation is definitely something I struggle with, especially when I don't have a trainer or have committed to a class. But because it's such a short amount of time that I can do before work or as soon as I get home whilst my dinner is cooking, it's so manageable to fit into my routine!

It's such a great way to get in some exercise even when you don't have time for a full gym session, I have also found that it has helped my muscles strengthen and heal after a heavy weights session at the gym because I'm still using and working them even on 'rest' days. 

Whether you are a beginner or a little more experienced, there are classes to suit everyone. Try it out and let me know how you do, I'd love to swap tips! 



*Studio 44 Pilates kindly offered me a free trial to feature in a post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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