How to stay on track and enjoy being ‘that’ person running in the cold before work.

This is where we not only need to start training the body but also our brain. Too often when people start exercising they focus on the body and don’t pay any attention to ensuring your brain, and attitude, develops and changes to incorporate your training regime. If you have trouble sticking to exercise and a healthy life then pay attention. You might think that some lucky people “Just LOVE exercising and it’s easier for them but you weren’t born like…

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Oh my Quads! Glutes to the pain of maximus!

Everyone knows that Pilates will get you those beautifully sculpted abs that we all seek, but only the devoted clients know KX’s real secret; Pilates is also a great way to get sleek inner thighs, a tight tush and an all over toned lower body. “Bums By Beccy” is trending in Melbourne’s Bayside, with the Brighton clients loving my glute burn exercises! Everything from side lying leg presses (if I haven’t taught you this in my class yet then you…

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NEW TO A PILATES CLASS?

If you are getting ready to go to a KX Pilates class? I have to say: “Well done!” you have decided well. Let me share few tips for you so you’re good to go. Every exercise has non-written rules and people who go there know them. As a first timer to KX, you will have no clue about these rules and that is absolutely OK. To make it easier for you and to avoid feeling like a completely newbie, come with me…

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THE PELVIC FLOOR.

As a Pilates Instructor and new Mum, I’m talking about the pelvic floor more than ever during my classes. Attending Pilates and Barre classes (especially Barre Baby) has been crucial in the rehabilitation of my pelvic floor strength since having my little guy, Max. Clients often ask me whether they are engaging their pelvic floor correctly. Let me clear up a few things! What is it? The pelvic floor are the layer of muscles attaching from your pubic bone to…

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Easy Tips to Start Your Own Meditation Practice

Lately meditation has been all over the news and popular culture. Celebrities from Russell Brandt to Ellen DeGeneres and Hugh Jackman are doing it, science is documenting its benefits and yogis live by it. But what is meditation, really? And where do you start? There are as many ideas about meditation as there are people doing it. Many traditions have their own version of meditation, all with the goal of quieting the mind to achieve less stress and more happiness….

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Seriously hard core!

Abdominal strength is a popular topic in the fitness world with a significant chunk of the global population in pursuit of the illustrious six pack! But aside from the aesthetics, there are countless physiological benefits associated with building a strong core. Reduces the risk of lower back pain Promotes improved posture Better motion The above three are some of the key reasons why we should have a stronger core. However, during the summer season, the aesthetic angle takes the front…

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Simple Tips to Get You Into Any Yoga Pose

Ever come to a yoga class, heard every cue the instructor gave and thought, “How am I supposed to remember all those things, and breathe?!” We’ve got you covered. Read along to get some easy tips on how to feel more confident with your yoga moves. Every yoga pose, or ‘asana’ in the ancient yogi language Sanskrit, has the same basic principles for alignment. First and most important is your foundation. Then work from the ground up and try to…

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THEY SEE ME ROLLIN’

Many of you will be frequently participating in different activities of different intensities. Whether you are a gym junkie, a road runner or a KX advocate, your muscles will build up some tension. Have you ever come into a class feeling pretty tight hoping us trainers will go easy on you but still wanting to get the most out of your workout? (We don’t know how to take things easy…sorry!) The perfect and most simple way to stretch and soften…

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10 ‘OUTSIDE OF THE BOX’ WAYS TO TRAIN CARDIO

Are you stuck in the rut of thinking your cardio training needs to be on the treadmill or on the stationary bike and dread going to the gym day in, day out to do this mind numbing task? Whilst these ARE forms of training the cardiovascular system AND with the KX Pilates 6 Week Challenge currently underway; I thought it was time to put a list together of 10 FUN thinking-outside-of-the-gym ways to get a spoon full of cardio. First…

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You don’t need to be a ballerina to do KX Barre.

It’s easy to see why KX Pilates classes are so addictive. The intensity, the burn and the jaw dropping results. But can you get that same feeling from a KX Barre class? Absolutely! Not quite a dance class, and not your typical Pilates class, Barre is a fusion of ballet based and traditional Pilates exercises to give you a high intensity workout that tones, sculpts, lengthens and chisels your body to perfection. You don’t need dance experience to do Barre,…

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