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Whenever I hear the words “The Body”, I immediately think of Elle Macpherson so when Lottie Murphy invited me to The Body Pilates, images of Elle Macpherson from the 80s ran through my mind as I quickly replied to her email to confirm my attendance. Pilates is a popular choice of exercise amongst models and well….I wouldn’t mind looking like The Body!

I walked alongside Lottie in the Charli Cohen catwalk at London Fashion week and Lottie is  a pilates instructor and a healthy lifestyle blogger. Lottie teaches both reformer and mat pilates and you can find a list of her classes here.

I am a regular gym goer but I have only done Pilates a handful of times and after my experience at Bootcamp Pilates and judging by Lottie’s sculpted physique, I knew that this workout wasn’t going to be easy.

I arrived at Six3Nine personal training gym in Covent Garden, to be greeted by some of my favourite fit girls. One of the things that I enjoy the most about blogging is that I get to meet lots of new people and the girls have been so welcoming.

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I usually head straight to the front when I am participating in an exercise class as I like to show off my fitness and strength. However, Pilates isn’t something that I usually do and there was no way that I could compete with the likes of the super bendy Cat Meffan, so I picked a mat towards the back of the room.

Before the class started, Lottie warned us that the class would be quite hard and she wasn’t joking. We did a full body workout and it was quite core based which was exactly what I needed as I am trying to strengthen my core in time for summer.

I love Lottie’s way of teaching, she made us giggle with her witty comments but her soothing voice helped us to remain focused. I was actually impressed with my own flexibility but when the class finished, Lottie and Cat started doing things that I didn’t even know the body was capable of doing!

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My breakfasts usually consist of fats and protein but Rude Health provided us with the most amazing brunch and their Bircher muesli caught my attention. I mixed the muesli with Co Yo, which is yoghurt made from coconuts, and it tasted so good that I went back for seconds. Or was it thirds?

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After devouring my muesli, I had a browse through the latest collection to be featured on Active in Style. I must admit my gym wardrobe is a little bit dated, I still wear an Arsenal football shirt that is almost 10 years old to the gym! So after having a little browse through Active in Style’s gorgeous clothes, I vowed to spruce up my gym wardrobe in time for spring and swap my 2006 Arsenal top for something a bit more flattering.

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I love to challenge myself and I am always looking for new exercises to try and, I wantt to thank Lottie for introducing me to her way of life because I actually really enjoyed her Pilates class.

Hopefully one day I will be as bendy as  Lottie and Cat but, I’m sure it will take a few more Pilates sessions before I am able to do this:

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or this.

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Ok I’m going to stop now because, this is just depressing.

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