Operation confidence and fortutide.. Bikini optional

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It’s at this time of year we start hearing the people in the business of fitness declaring “C’mon Ladies - It’s Operation Bikini”

Aaaaarrrgghhhhhhh Really?

It’s used in jest and is lighthearted, but having spent a lifetime in a love-hate relationship with my body ”Operation Bikini” plays to my incesurities and vanity, and makes me feel self conscious about myself. It makes me feel like maybe my body isn’t good enough unless I go through some “operation” to get it acceptable. Like there are “rules” and “criteria” to adhere to before you can be seen in a bikini and it makes me feel I am being judged and compared, and that the way I look in a bikini is actually super important and that my worth is tied up in this.

“Oh God - Do I have to go on a mission to be good enough to be seen in a bikini?”

Now, don’t get me wrong. There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to look hot in your bikini on the beach this summer, and I’d be putting myself out of business if we didnt want to look and feel our best. My tagline is “Lift your Bum, Lift your Vibration, Rock your Wellbeing” and I am passionate about helping people be strong and confident in their bodies through Pilates and Kundalini Yoga. It’s what I do. A firm bum is a healthy bum but..

..Nobody rocks a bikini (or anything for that matter) better than a woman who is comfortable with who she is.

“Operation Bikini” could be more powerful for women and perhaps more importantly, impressionable younger women, if the message and the motives were more about inclusion and not exclusion. If it were about being more confident and strong in their bodies and to rock the god damn bikini because they are comfortable in their own skin, no matter what their size or tone.

Rather than to suggest they need to make their bodies better, or more acceptable because summer is coming, there could be more motivation to exercise to be healthier, more energetic, more confident and more congruent with who she is, so on the beach she shines because she is happy.

So ladies If you are going on “Operation Bikini” at your local gym, Pilates or Yoga studio, with a Personal Trainer, Kick Boxing or Trampolining just remember you are absolutely fine just the way you are already, and your exercise routine will pay off in power, strength, flexibility, stamina, confidence, so you can have fun in the sun with your family and friends, feeling and looking great in your unique way.

So why Lift your Bum?… A strong bum supports the pelvis and the lower spine and we need it to carry us around strong and allowing us to move with confidence, staying free from low back pain.

Also working the energy centre around the base of the spine plants roots from which to grow, and grounds us. Its helps us feel secure and capable.

Next week I’ll be starting a six week series Operation Bikini 2:0 where we will do some Pilates and Kundalini Yoga and follow my Limitless method, to strengthen the spine and bum and balancing the first energy centre at the root…

Then in subsequent videos, working our way up the body, through the hips, pelvis, abdominals, core, mid back, upper back and shoulders and balancing the energy around the energy centres, so you can rock your summer wardrobe comfortable and confident in your own skin..

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you next week.



My new amazing centre and classes are coming soon!

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Hey! How are you? I hope you are super well and enjoying a little of bit of downtime this August. It's still so hot here in Barcelona (It's so hot our cactus died!) but stop talking of the weather, Laura, and tell your exciting news!!

I am opening my own little teaching space here in Barcelona.. Woooo!

I am working on my fantastic Pilates and Kundalini Yoga classes and my brand heartcorebody, and how I'm going to bring them to you in September!!! There will be more news in the next couple of weeks and I will be back in touch with info, offers and invites...Join my list and look out for stuff about heartcorebody @ heartcengtrebcn . Woooooo!!

Barcelona central, baby!!  Near Plaza Cataluyna......Awesome!

I will also be making some videos and gifting you a few promo classes online, so friends in distant parts can get some value and content, across the continents.

It's going to be rocking!

That's it for now. It's super exciting and I'm really looking forward to sharing, in the flesh, the fabulous technologies of Kundalini Yoga and Pilates practice to help you feel great, and experience your true, amazing, infinite nature. Way hey!

So if you are in Barcelona, and when I figure out the logistics  (and the technology haha), you'll get more info about promo classes and timetable etc and hopefully I don't bug those that are unable to teletransport themselves to class.  

But what about my bum and abs, in meantime?

This one isn't a secret...

A very good friend asked me what exercises she could do in 5-7 minutes for her bum and her tum.. I'm telling you what I told her, which isn't new, but people forget.

Move your body doing your daily stuff!! 

Everyday things done with attention.

We know the rules.. Use the stairs and not the lift, walk, walk, walk..etc. It's easy for me to say, as Barcelona is a very walkable city, but walking is so good. When you are walking uphill or upstairs, bring some attention to it - focus into using the glut/ hamstring connection (where your bum meets the back of your legs) and use these muscles at the back of your leg to power you first, instead of from the quadriceps. It feels a bit weird but it's a good exercise.

As you bring the shopping in from car, roll your shoulders back and down, engage the abdominals, lift the pelvic floor. That kind of thing. Lifting things properly, hanging washing, throwing the kids around; bring a focus to it and make it work for you.

And the 5-7 minutes of gluts and Abs?..

It's here. Its a bit rough as I thought it was going to be private, and I did it in one take...But it's fine and a nice little set.

Give it a whirl.  Thank you!!