WHAT IS REFORMER PILATES BY JAMES SHAW, BLOC.PILATES

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What Is Reformer Pilates?

The Pilates Reformer is by far the most popular large piece of pilates equipment designed by Joseph Pilates. We still use all the same principles as mat pilates but instead of the mat we use the reformer. It's a bed like piece of apparatus which has resistance springs to make the moves harder or easier according to your motivation and goals. This is perfect if you're looking to rehabilitate the body from injury or loose weight and tone muscle. The pushing and pulling with the arms or the legs against the resistance springs will increase strength and muscle tone and balance the body. Also it helps with the mobility and range of motion of joints and give greater muscle flexibility! Along with a rocking tight core.

6 Pilates Principals

Concentration 

Giving fully focus attention to mind & body connection. Using the mind to muscle connection to give greater awareness to you're movement. Slow and steady wins the race, you're better to take you're time and get the correct form.

Centering 

To centre yourself to create a deeper connection with your powerhouse (core) been able to harness this connection can work the muscles more effectively.

Precision 

Using the precision when doing a move and remembering progression not perfection. Looking to improve each time you practice. Reap the benefits and balancing the body.

Breathing 

Breath is the connection between the mind and the body. Been able to use the breathe to keep focus with the movement and activate the muscles deeper.

Flow

Flow of the movements are imperative. Think graceful and elegant which will in turn give greater proprioception of your bodies movement.

Control

Using control of the movement to work the muscles deeper. Using precision of the move and using a controlled slower pace will ensure you'll work the muscle more effective and get great results.

Bloc Reformer Private

Fancy a Private Reformer Pilates Session with James. 

1 SESSION: £85

5 SESSIONS: £375

10 SESSIONS: £650

 Bookings: http://blocpilates.com/bookings/

Tempo Pilates Classes

Tempo Pilates Is a comprehensive reformer pilates method to music. We use the Tempo to provide a pace which result in classes that flow, controlled and precise Mindbody movements each guided with a breath while encouraging centering and concentration.

It has a fresh, upbeat approach that’s fun, challenging and stylish that will transform your fitness classes from the hour you dread to the hour that leaves you riding high.

Fancy a group class with James: http://tempopilates.com/tempo-pilates-london-e1-shoreditch/

WATCH US TRYING TO BE SYNCHRONISED ;) 

THE ULTIMATE SUMMER HIT: THE LITTLE RED DRESS

How you know something is trending hard on the high street? You find yourself maniacally looking for it all of a sudden. At least that's what happens to me. You see, the clever peeps of the Marketing Industry are masters of planting little seeds in your head in all kinds of ways. If they want you to buy a little red summer dress, that damn dress will be everywhere you look. The colour as well. But without it being way too much so that it gets overwhelming. They make you feel like you NEED that dress, you'll convince yourself that your wardrobe needs a little update, after all, you don't even own one yet, and you really need this colour in your life right now. So you'll end up getting it. 

So naturally I found myself looking for that cute little ruffled red midi dress with white polka dots I saw a few times on fashionistas and models. So I googled. I found the brand. It was too expensive (for me), seeing I live in London, and we had about 9 days of summer. You should know that as I'm writing this post, I'm wrapped in a blanket, like a burrito. So I ain't spending 180 quid on a dress I may only wear once or twice. So I looked further and I found a cheaper alternative. I know, horrible, I really should support the designers that put their effort into coming up with this cutie. I'm guilty. This is a whole different topic I'll get into soon tho', so let's not go down that road today. 

So! Dress has arrived, and I felt extremely satisfied. I mean. Isn't this a cutie? i feel like a little red dress has bean a real hit this Summer, makes me feel like I'm about to walk down on the streets of Cannes. Or somewhere in Spain. And with this crazy London weather, I don't know about you, but I'll grab every little reminder of Summer I'll get. Which this dress clearly is. ;)

So the original design is from Realisation Par, and the dress I ended up getting was from Floryday.

WHITE TRAINERS ARE ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA

I mean. Just because I'm in a feminine dress, I still want to be super comfy. I'm known to live in my many trainers. They are just the best. I'm wearing my all white monochrome Converse pair. :)

What really makes this outfit for me, is layering gold jewellery. Gold hoop, rings, bracelet, and layers and layers of thin necklaces. Also, my wonderfully beautiful baby blue lace balcony bra from Fleur of England. Loving that soft pop of colour, very Lolita! ;)

STREET STYLE INSPO

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