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MEET OUR ‘NEW YEAR, NEW CHALLENGE, NEW YOU’ WINNER DANA

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Hello all, my name’s Dana and I’ve been chosen to be Tempo Pilates New Year’s Challenge blogger. I started attending classes in November 2012 but have been away from the studio for the last four weeks due to travel and the holidays. I’m still pretty new at it all, but as a lifetime allergic-to-exercise person I’m frankly over the moon to have found a away of getting healthy that doesn’t have me dying from either embarrassment (any sort of competitive sport) or boredom (running in one place for an hour… zzz).

After nearly a month of superfluous, holiday-driven alcohol consumption (wine! beer! Bailey’s – in everything!), and hoarding chocolate and pork in newly discovered belly rolls, I’d say now’s pretty much the perfect time to detox and get reacquainted with the idea of movement. Oh yeah, and there’s that whole New Year’s resolution business.

My goal with starting a Pilates routine hasn’t been about strict weight loss exactly (not that I’d mind…), but it’s always been more about taking control of my life. Now that I’m back, I simply want to get rid of that bloated, wobbly post-Christmas feeling – both mental and physical. I’m not a fit person, generally speaking, and my muscles are more of a myth than a reality – particularly in my upper-body. Just check out my look of sheer terror while even attempting a plank for a good laugh.

Part of the New Year’s Challenge, along with three weeks of 10 classes, is a diet overhaul. I met with Jane, Tempo’s resident nutritionist, to go over my current approach to eating and I was glad to hear that she thought my overall diet is good. I tend to eat a pretty balanced diet, and I try to balance out my love of the occasional pizza or Chinese food feast with more wholesome food as well as fruits and veggies. But I never deny myself anything as well, which as you can imagine, can be a bit of a dangerous approach over the holidays. Basically, right now I feel horrible (no duh).

To start off my 3-week super-healthy diet, Jane has got me on a three-day detox, which I’m sure my body is dying for right now. For the next three days I won’t drink any alcohol or caffeine, and I’ll focus on raw fruits and vegetables through salads, stir-fries, soups, and smoothies.

I must say that I’m quite scared of my first class back after a month of shameless Christmas gorging, but after a few sessions I’m sure I’ll be bouncing back to my usual self – that is, not very good at Pilates or exercise in general, but not giving up any time soon!

I’ll be back in a week to let you know how things are going and in the meantime – good luck with all your new year’s resolutions!

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HAPPY FESTIVE SEASON

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To All Our Students,

This holiday season, we send you tidings of good cheer. Together, we have much to celebrate. Collectively in London E8 and WC2 you attended over 3417 Pilates reformer classes and appointments this year. That’s a fantastic amount of health, wellness and happiness created by you in 2012!

Here’s wishing you and yours a wonderful, safe holiday season, and a happy new year. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2013.

With Seasons Greetings,

The Tempo Pilates Team

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TEMPO PILATES LONDON HACKNEY, COVENT GARDEN and Shoreditch

 

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Tempo Pilates London Hackney E8 ,  Shoreditch E1 and Covent Garden WC2 really does bring something completely new to London’s fitness scene. Stylish pilates studios instead of dingy back street gyms. Upbeat, contemporary playlists instead of mindless radio stations. Highly motivating instructors rather than aggressive muscle freaks. And most importantly of all: a full-body workout that, instead of dreading, you can’t wait to tell everyone about. Why shouldn’t keeping fit be as fashionable and fun as every other part of your life?

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