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That Monday feeling..

It’s Monday already!

Today I have…

– a stack of work admin jobs to do ,
– house chores I keep putting off,
– a to do list I wrote last night and keeps growing
– classes to plan
– techie stuff to attempt(!)
– research to devour

….. and I really am not in the right frame of mind to do any of it!

Do you ever feel like that?

So, instead of sitting here procrastinating for an hour or two I decided to go completely off task and have a little shopping time! Only a 30ish minute amble ( as I am not the best shopper, much prefer online)

However I had a look at all the summer stuff on display, even bought a few holiday bits and then walked home, feeling so much better and up for the day’s challenges , and started work. … And I felt so much better!!

So if you wake up sometimes not feeling “in the zone ” don’t beat yourself up about it !

 

Sometimes just a small diversion/ change of plan can make all the difference and get you back on track.

It doesn’t have to be shopping ( although that may appeal to you to;),

it could be going for a brisk walk,

meeting up with a friend,

changing scenery for work ,

catching up on the news,

quick 10 mins Pilates / meditation,

a nice cuppa,

 

whatever works for you to re- route/ re -charge and get back on track. Go and try it.
Right Monday- let’s do this!

Have a great week
Claire

 

 

To Achieve or Not To Achieve….

This weekend we watched the Ninja Warrior Final . This series has been quite popular in our house. We cheer, we Ooh! and we Aah! at the TV.

 

If you haven’t heard/seen the programme it is basically a dramatic assault course.  A cross between Gladiators and Total Wipe Out. You have to be pretty fit to take part and I’ve decided long limbed as well!

 

So, all series has been leading up to the big final and crowning the Ultimate Ninja Warrior. The fittest, nimblest, strongest on TV…..

 

We were pretty excited anyway to see which army person, gymnast, Ninja type would win the title……

 

and then no one won !!!

 

A whole TV series was built around this big goal of being the ultimate Ninja Warrior, and then they made the final course so hard only one person managed to complete it , but ran out of time!!

 

How deflating is that!!

 

The producers pretty much set everyone up to fail,

goals were unachievable

and people’s dreams wiped out!

 

A definite lesson in how NOT to do it!

 

Goals , no matter how big or small, need to be achievable.

 

If your goal/ dream at work or home seems too daunting to begin with then chunk out your tasks, try and complete one or two bits a day/week.

 

So you can be successful at each step along the way.

 

Feeling good about yourself,

being able to tick off achievements

keeping positive about your end result or journey is SO important.

 

Never, ever set yourself up to fail.

 

If your goal is to get in better shape for Summer then we can you along the way with our new Get Back On It online Pilates/nutrition plan.

 

* This is focussed Pilates workouts to complete everyday,

*Healthy recipes which are easy to use

* Suggestions for little changes/tweaks to everyday life  that can have a massive difference on your fitness, health and well being

* Motivational tips and advice- to help you feel amazing!

 

It will help you get…

– a flatter tummy

– more toned arms and legs

– improved posture to walk tall this summer

– more energy to look and feel stupendous!

 

Come on board www.hertspilates.co.uk/get-back-on-it with an extra brucey bonus workout if sign up by the 8th June!

 

Have a fantastic week back in classes from tonight in the lead up to summer…

its coming this Wednesday apparently!

 

 

Take care

Claire

What Do You Believe In?

We have just had a fab family week in Dorset.

What I found quite amusing is that one of the places we visited was recently in a survey ( published by the Times)
74% of people did not think it existed…
I suppose it does sounds a bit Disney but Durdle Door is definitely part of the beautiful Jurassic coastline ( see pic) .
Amazingly 18% thought Albert Square was real! Oh dear!

It made me think about what do I believe in and what is important to me .

Health and happiness for my family always comes top.

Then for me it’s about doing something you love and waking up every morning wanting to go to work.

Not having that Sunday night feeling I used to have in corporate world .

Making sure I am fit, strong and healthy to ensure I always can have huge amounts of fun and silly times with my kids.

My big belief this year has been to believe I can re -address the work/ life/ family balance to my liking. I am still working on it but so much better.

Try and give yourself a moment today and think about what you really believe in and what is important to you ?

I am off now to finish the new “Get Back On It” online pilates/ barre and nutrition plan. Stacks of new recipes, challenging pilates and barre for you at home.

I really believe( and 100s who have completed my online plans know) if you want it, you can have more energy, get stronger , fitter in time for summer.

So come on believe in yourself….watch this space for details in next day or two….for “Get Back On It”.

You can do it!

Remember classes start back next week. Some of our popular classes are full. We do have a few spaces left in some classes ,so if you haven’t already, book now ..
Www.hertspilates.co.uk/timetable

Good Days vs Bad Days….

My daughter (5) told me that yesterday was the best day ever! Why was that? Because she danced on a proper, big stage for the first time:) Magical.

 

For me this morning was not going well….

 

The website had techy problems with booking (7 am panic, now all fixed for next courses:) ,I had not slept well due to mystery alarm in our room going off at 3.45am?! (did stay awake for dawn chorus though, lovely). Packed lunch boxes were missing, dog played hide and seek(!), last minute homework found scrunched in bag etc etc.

 

We got to school and a Mum said to me that I looked tired which normally translates to looking rough/mess:)

 

 

And then I took a deep breath and laughed……a lot………at myself!

 

Now, I could have carried on all day chasing my tail, feeling rubbish. slightly annoyed with the outcomes, but what is the point?

 

Instead, it is so much better to embrace each day as it comes and look at and cherish the good bits.

 

-Have fun

-Laugh,

-Smile

-Enjoy what life has to offer (just like my daughter yesterday).

 

I went from school drop off , to having a lovely breakfast with friends celebrating birthdays, to teaching some rewarding pilates sessions and then having a walk in the woods with my dog:)

 

So, if you are having a bad day please try and get rid of any negative thoughts. Don’t get stuck in a rut, think positive and go and do something you enjoy and that will bring a smile to your face.:)

 

Go and find/remember YOUR best day ever!

 

Look forward to seeing some of you at Zumba/Pilates/Barre tonight.

 

 

**New courses from beginning June are now bookable at www.hertspilates.co.uk/timetable with taster sessions available too.**

 

 

 

Enjoy your day

Take care

 

Claire

Treat your Mum for Mother’s Day

Not that you need a reason to spoil your Mum but giving her some well deserved “me” time is a great gift.

With our Herts Pilates gift vouchers you can use for our Pilates courses in St Albans, Barre workout classes, Zumba and our online nutrition and Pilates plan.

Let her focus on fitness, posture, strength or cardio in our fun, friendly sessions. What better way to spoil Mum (day and evening pilates and barre classes available)

Click here for Gift vouchers

 

 

It’s All About the Barre, About The Barre..

We are starting another evening Barre class from next week- Monday 23rd February 7.05pm. This is due to a very long waiting list and everyone loving the Wednesday evening Barre class so much they are don’t want to leave:)

These spaces will go fast (limited spots available) so visit our timetable page or barre page to book you space today!

Well done to everyone on our January Detox online plan

Well done to everyone who has been practising their daily pilates workouts at home, clean eating and trying out lots of our yummy, easy recipes. Great feedback from “have so much more energy” to ” my tummy has flattened out” to ” didn’t think it would be this easy to follow”. Great results so far and this is the last week already.

 

New daytime Pilates and Barre class

We have new classes starting this week- 9.20am Pilates Wednesdays and 9.30am Barre Thursdays, both at All Saints Studio. Contact for more info

A Happy and Healthy New Year from Herts Pilates

Wishing all our clients a happy and healthy 2015.

Thank you for coming to classes this year and we look forward to seeing you back in class from the 5 th January ( for Zumba) and 6 th Jan Pilates , 7 th Barre workout is back . Enjoy x

January detox is coming ….starts 12 th Jan

Over indulged over the festive season? Decided this is the year to get in shape? Just need a helping hand to get you started? Don’t like the gym? Need a kick start to re energise?

if you answer YES to any of the above then our online January detox is for you. Starting 12 th January to give you a chance to get rid of all Xmas naughties and get back into routine ….go for it!

All from home- online daily  Pilates workouts, healthy recipes, example meal planners it’s all here for you so sign up today

email to book your space on your quest to feel and look fab!

Update on classes

There is a great vibe in all classes in the run up to Christmas. Pilates sessions are challenging, Zumba is hot and Barre sessions are rocking! So much so we are offering additional classes in the New Year:
Pilates daytime sessions -Wednesday morning:
9.20am mixed level pilates, 10.20am mums and babes (limited spaces for both)
Extra day barre pilates sessions- Tuesday/Thursday morning (straight from school drop off).
Evening sessions- Monday Pilates – Alban City school, Monday Zumba-Maple School, Tuesday Pilates- Jubilee centre & Alban City School, Wednesday- Barre Pilates, All Saints Studios
Email to book your space on the courses. We are filling up fast!

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