Routine is the mother of all good habits and is a principle of Pilates. To help you stick to a routine why not use your calendar to record your efforts. Perhaps draw a smiley face 😃 for each day when you've achieved a goal. Then place it somewhere where everyone can see it.
Pokey out Chins = Pokey out Bellies!
so keep those chins tucked in.
Keep the pelvis upright as though it is a bucket of water. This will reduce strain on your back and knees whilst helping to create better abdominal muscle tone.
Exercise to Music tips!!
"When in doubt march it out". If you are finding it hard to pick up a particular move stop doing it. March on the spot while you take a good look at Jo demonstrating the move then try it when you are ready. If you decide you don't want to do that particular movement substitute it for narrow leg squats or marching on the spot.
Click on the buttons below to see a video of how to do a certain movement to music:-
Top Tips from other professionals
"The more support our shoes can provide, the easier our feet can do the job of moving and supporting our bodies. Try and wear indoor and outdoor shoes that have fastening support for example laces, velcro, buckle etc; supportive sides; a back to the shoe that fits comfortably around the heel and space for the toes to move. Sometimes the problems we experience with our feet can be made worse by the shoes we wear. If you have a foot problem or you would like some advice about the best shoes to wear please visit a Podiatrist or Chiropodist. To find a local clinic go to www.rcpod.org.uk / find a Podiatrist." Sarah Le-mon, Podiatrist, Acorn Clinic, Dartford.
"I agree with Sarah. I've found that clients who wear unstable footware will be more prone to injury and cronic pain. Our feet are our foundations. Misalignment of the small bones in the feet will lead to misalignment of the rest of the skeleton" Jo Southgate