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At Peace With Pilates

It is time to make some moves. The last year and a half has seen many of us become a little stagnant, standing still, waiting for what’s next but at Loyal Crush, we want to keep moving forward. It’s understandably been a time that is confusing and debilitating with our minds whirling in the midst of uncertainty, but we have found a great way to stretch and shift both our bodies and our thought processes.

Say hello to Pilates, a low impact form of exercise that will test your strength, inside and out. With minimal fuss, this has become our new favourite way of staying active. Its ever-growing popularity has been no surprise due to its versatility to home life. It can be practised with as little equipment as a mat, it is all about body connection (and often getting into positions we didn’t think were possible with muscles we didn’t know existed).

So, what does Pilates actually entail and is it right for you? Like anything, Pilates isn’t necessarily one size fits all, some will feel more connected to mat work, others the reformer machines or simply not at all, but you won’t know until you try it in our book! Pilates aims to lengthen and strengthen your muscles with small tactical motions that focus on the core and glutes, it also targets the inner thighs, lower abdominals, arms, hips and back, so expect a whole body workout! By working on smaller muscles groups that don’t get utilised as much on daily basis, you can drastically improve posture, balance and overall flexibility that will benefit all areas of your life.

Pilates can be a real gamechanger no matter your athletic background, it is a form of movement that you can mould to your chosen levels of intensity alongside your skill and ability and of course level of comfort. It is also a great way to strengthen around areas of injury, with its low impact nature it is a good alternative to high impact workouts for those with more sensitive joints, recovering aches and pains.

The Bliss Elixir ‘Rhodiola’ tonic improves your energy, focus, mood and happiness. The herb ‘Rhodiola’ has proven capability to increase the synthesis of ATP in the body, vital for cellular energy, endurance and strength. Overall, complimenting pilates movement and the synthesis of the mind and body.

“When our emotional health is in a bad state, so is our level of self-esteem. We have to slow down and deal with what is troubling us, so that we can enjoy the simple joy of being happy and at peace with ourselves.” Jess C. Scott