“I don’t want a lot for Christmas
There’s just one thing I need
I don’t care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree…”
For me, I just want to enjoy the festivities without overindulging. I want to look forward to the New Year with no regrets and no pressure to undo what has been done!
Here’s what I have been up to in the past few weeks to help keep my spirit high; and whats on the cards for the last few weeks of 2013?! Read on…
Classes: Bodyfit Burlesque
I took up the invitation try out this class which will be launching at The Reebok Sports Club in London, in January 2014. I was happy to see one other familiar face there (Charlotte of Lunges & Lycra) but within no time at all I was shimmying to the track and channeling my inner femininity!
The class was a mix of Burlesque and cabaret style dancing. It certainly took me back to the days of attending Theatre School and learning all the great routines! Although I did work up a sweaty glow, I think I had to concentrate too hard on the moves to really get my workout on!
Classes: Yoga (Jivamukti, Rocket, Budokon)
Each day that I continue to practice yoga, it opens up, bigger and bigger into a world that just seems to have no edges! I realised there were so many more forms of yoga out there so I put together a list and have made it my mission to experience all of them!
Jivamukti was the first I got to. It worked up a sweat with lots of flowing sequences. This style of yoga uses a very hands on technique from the yoga teacher which I personally liked. To me, it ensures that the teacher has a strong eye for alignment and is able to physically help you get where you should be so you can experience what correct technique should feel like.
Rocket yoga screamed out to me! A bit rebellious?! Sign me up! …The advanced class for the beginner. We got to give everything a go, challenge ourselves and work up a sweat. New moves for me were scattered throughout the class along with ones I have already mastered making for a fabulous combination.
|Adam the rocket man|
I attended Rocket Yoga at FRAME Shoreditch, Sunday 4pm.
Budokon; a fusion of martial arts and classic yoga, I loved the flow and the feel. The freeness and the subtle changes to the regular poses were welcomed! I felt like we managed to stretch and work on strength equally in just 50 minutes.
Generally, I just love the combination of strength and flexibility that you acquire from yoga. There is no other workout quite like it and there is a style out there for everyone!
I attended Budokon at GymBox Holborn, Monday 12.10pm.
Classes: Reformer Pilates
I’m about to tackle week 4 of one class per week. This was never my intention, it just happened! I’ve not been on a reformer that frequently but after a recent mat based class with a teacher who just didn’t do it for me, I decided to hit it up again.
Thankfully, reformer pilates was just as tough as I remembered! I got back into the swing of things quickly. “One red spring and one yellow spring”. Bam! It’s great for lengthening muscles, increasing flexibility and muscle tone. I’ve not yet got the body of a Ballerina but here is hoping…
I attended Reformer Pilates at Tempo Pilates based in GymBox Covent Garden.
Events: Funk The Buddha
Two hours of vinyasa Flow yoga to disco tunes spun live by a DJ. Need I say more.
|image taken by our DJ @FatBuddhaYoga|
|Mel, Indra and I with post yoga glows 🙂|
Workout Gear: Mix it up
Get The Look:
Vinyasa Scarf, lululemon
Chill Resist Jacket, Sweaty Betty
Wunder Under Pants, lululemon
Nike TR Fit III (shoes), Nike
So for 2013 I decided I wanted to run 10km in under 60 minutes. I’m looking to challenge myself and have joined a group of running enthusiasts and bloggers to train to run 10km in under 50 minutes, Now I think I may need a miracle for this to happen. But I won’t know until I give it a try?!
21 Day Yoga Challenge
For January, I signed up to this yoga challenge. At first I wasn’t too sure then I realised it was what I wanted to do so a little added support surely couldn’t hurt!
Other than that, I am busy planning some goals for 2014 and will see where the wind blows me!
So what’s going on where you are?! …Have you got anything exciting planned to see the year out!? or to see in the New Year?!
Elle 🙂 x