Monthly Archives: January 2014

kate hudson, her sculpted core muscles and devotion to pilates

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In the latest issue of Shape Middle East Magazine, the 34-year-old actress shows off her flawless figure, and shares her workout and diet secrets.

Wearing only a black sports bra and grey leggings, Hudson flaunts her abs, toned arms and legs. The radiatn mother of two sons Ryder, 9, and Bingham, 2, credits her fit and sculpted body to her 15-year devotion to Pilates.

Despite two children, the star is in better shape than she has ever been. However, she certainly does work hard to achieve it. Kate has been working with the same personal trainer and Pilates instructor for 15 years, Nicole Stuart.

Nicole said: ‘We do Pilates for an hour, three times a week. If she’s prepping for something it will be more.

‘We always combine cardio – like a mile run – before a Pilates class. On off days, she’ll meet me for yoga or a spin class.’

The pair have become best friends and Nicole praised Kate’s dedication to fitness.

‘She’s an incredible person and she really challenges me as a trainer because she’s such a great athlete. We both give each other a run for our money. She’s always been amazing when it comes to her workouts.’

In addition to working out, Hudson also tries to eat healthy — but she admits to trying extreme measures from time to time.

“I’ve eaten in all sorts of different ways over the years. I like to do juice cleanses twice a year for five to seven days, or food elimination cleanses where I just eat superclean,” she says. “That’s really the only time when I’m very strict. Other than that, I eat everything. I just love food. I love bread. I love pasta. “If anyone thinks the baby weight is going to fall off without doing anything—they are fooling themselves! I work out to feel great but also to look great. There’s no way a woman gets up to work out at 6:30 a.m. just for the mood boost. She wants to fit into her jeans and look fantastic too.”

 

 

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who said pilates is more a feminine exercise? dive into a more manly testimonial at the hundred pilates studio!

Jeanique Kalodjera Classically Certified Pilates Instructor From The Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado.

Jeanique Kalodjera Classically Certified Pilates Instructor From The Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado.

Because Pilates is traditionally seen as a workout for the ladies— but has incredible benefits for the men, too—today’s testimonial submitted in by one of our male clients “Moe Kassam” currently training with our expert Pilates instructor – Jeanique Lascar, speaks out loud on how Pilates has benefited his current training regime.  So come on, guys. Break down those gender barriers and give this mind/body exercise a try!

“As a senior business executive I had always assumed that keeping fit involved a workout with the treadmill, weights, push-ups etc. Therefore I resisted my wife’s pleas to join Pilates which she enjoyed. About a year ago when I was feeling particularly tired and stiff after a grueling trip, I agreed to try out Pilates – and soon I was a convert!

I now take Pilates classes 3 times a week (I continue my brisk walk every morning) and realize that Pilates is a full body workout that involves strength training and flexibility that leaves me with an overall feeling of well-being. I wish more people, especially men, would give Pilates a try!”  –  Moe Kassam


it’s all about “core conditioning” for a healthier and better posture! here is why and how.

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By now we’ve all heard the latest buzzword in fitness – the Core. We know core conditioning is important, and some of us may even have rushed out and bought the revolutionary Swiss ball, or joined a Pilates workout in an attempt to strengthen our core.

Although fitness experts agree that strengthening the core is an effective way of improving posture and reducing back problems, boosting your fitness performance and preventing injury, you also run the risk of muscle imbalance and injury if you do not do the core exercises correctly.


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