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TEMPO’S MARCH INTO SPRING

You will be pulse, pulse, pulse’ ing your abs on the Pilates Reformer this month with new soulful/electro outfit Years & Years. The boys from London have just released their second track ‘Real’. I have had this synth pop number stuck in my head for the past week! Just like Tempo Pilates – It’s addictive! The video sees English actor Ben Whishaw pulling some crazy cute dance moves and he really does pull off the adorable lost and confused look really well. Lead Singer Olly Alexander isn’t a stranger to acting either having starred in films such as Bright Star and the 2012 remake of Great Expectations and also the UK teen drama Skins.

 

And as your class comes to an end at Tempo Pilates you will be serenaded with the serene sounds of Son Lux with his newest single Alternate World. Born in New York, the man behind the name, Ryan Lott, spent most of his time composing for commercials in between album releases. He first met his wife, a ballet dancer, while collaborating with her to produce a dance piece during their studies and continues to produce compositions for dance and film companies to this day. The voice you hear is Christopher Barnes from a band named Gem Club (who are also really good, check em out!). Together, Christopher Barnes’s fragile voice and Ryan Lott’s classical arrangements have synced stupendously for this track and I would like to hear more! If you fancy checking out more of what Son Lux has to offer in the scheme of things, he is playing 21st of May at XOYO,click here> in London – The perfect Thursday night hang out after your Tempo Pilates class in E8.

 

You will be winding down for your finale at Tempo Pilates with Bon Iver and Daughter’s collaboration ‘Perth Love’. Bon Iver takes it’s name from the French phrase ‘Bon Hiver’ which translates as Good Winter (I’ve just realised I have been pronouncing it wrong all this time). At their first concert following their debut album ‘For Emma, Forever Ago’, an unknown drummer named Sean Carey approached lead singer Justin Vernon. He informed him that he had learned the whole album from My Space off by heart and wanted to play with him. He took to the stage later that night, was signed afterwards and is to this day Vernon’s bandmate in Bon Iver. So it just goes to show that like our Tempo Pilates classes, hard work, determination and taking chances pays off. You never know unless you try, just what you are capable of achieving.

MUSIC + PILATES = TEMPO PILATES

By Hayley Johnston – Tempo Pilates Playlist Creator. See More Tempo Pilates music on Pinterest – Click Here>

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THE ORIGINS OF PILATES – Joseph H. Pilates

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Joseph H. Pilates, the man behind the groundbreaking exercise that we live and breathe here at Tempo Pilates, had the creative vision for the Pilates training we undertake today. Following ill health in infancy, German-born Joseph dedicated himself to developing his personal fitness, eventually producing the Pilates exercises that would become a worldwide phenomenon. And it was so good, he even gave it his own name!

But who owns ‘Pilates’ as it is now?

Pilates puritans devoted to his legacy believe the word should hold a trademark specifically to Joseph’s tradition, not the variations of the method that have emerged through time. This led to a court case in 2002, and it was legally determined that ‘Pilates’ would be a generic noun that is applicable to both Joseph’s specific approach and the adaptations inspired by his personal training. However, some still feel that this dilutes the credibility of the word that bears so much of Joseph’s fitness idealism.

Here at Tempo Pilates, we see both sides. While having a unified method of ‘Pilates’ would stop all the less-than-judicious advocates jumping on the bandwagon, it would also mean less room for personalised Pilates classes – because varied Pilates exercises mean getting the best for every student.

Not every Pilates class is the same, and with the addition of reformer Pilates and new, diverse personal training (all inspired by Joseph, of course!), we can truly achieve his vision of Pilates fitness for all. It’s important to pick the right place, so if you fancy a taste of the Tempo Pilates repertoire, view the online schedule.

We owe it all to you, Joseph! – Blog by Olivia Hennessy

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TEMPO PILATES CHALLENGE WINNER!

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We would like to annouce that the winner of our New Year, New Challenge, New You isDANA DRAMOWICZ. Thank you to all for applying. We had a great response and appreciate the time and effort it took to enter the competition. We are looking forward to recording Dana’s fitness progress in the New Year, New Challenge, New You at LondonE8! Please check our FB, Twitter and website to see Dana’s progress and why not take your own challenge to do 10 reformer Pilates classes with us in January, over 3 weeks? Start 2013 as you mean to go on!

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PILATES TRAINER AND NUTRITIONIST, JANE GROGAN’S TOP TEN NUTRITION TIPS

 

1. Start your day off by drinking a cup of hot water with slice of lemon in it.

2. Follow this with a fresh fruit and vegetable juice or smoothie, mix with “green powders”, and other protein sources such as hemp and pea protein powders, avocado or almond milk. See above an example of a smoothie our New Year, New You winner has been tucking into before her classes at London E8. Yum!

3. Add as much raw food to your diet as you can through the day, accompany meals with salads, and try to incorporate vegetables into every meal.

4. Spices are great for adding taste and have hidden medical benefits – so everyone’s a winner! Stock up on garlic, ginger, chilli, turmeric, cumin to name a few.

5. Alcohol and caffeine in moderation.

6. Keep hydrated during and after your reformer Pilates classes with at least 8 glasses of water a day. Green tea highly recommended as a post class pick up!

7. Natural based supplements recommended.

8. Probiotics – daily for protection of the gut.

9. Omega 3 fatty acids – for protective effects on the vascular system and the brain. Quality supplements can be acquired from marine or plant based sources.

10. Vitamin D3 – Important for bone health, potent anti-inflammatory agent and is involved in brain function and cancer prevention. Blood levels should be checked.

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