What’s happening at CorpoStudio.in?
Like many we are getting ready for Christmas and the festive season and getting organised with lots planned for the new year.
But, if like many, you struggle at this time of year to hold on to healthy habits and to stay in shape, we have you covered.
In this blog you will find some great tips and tricks to keep you on track.
November 20th we held our first Fitness Open Day and it was a huge success, check out the photos on our Instagram page @CorpoStudio.
If you missed out, don’t worry, we are planning to hold another one around February.
In the meantime, if you want to try out one of our courses, just get in touch to organise a trial lesson.
Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year to you all from CorpoStudio!
This recipe comes from @cottoaldente and is perfect for warming you up on those cold winter evenings!
80ml coconut milk
Extra virgin olive oil
Cook the pumpkin in the oven after having seasoned it with oil and coarse salt for 40 minutes at 180 degrees celsius.
When the pumpkin is ready, blend it with a little water to obtain a cream.
Cook the rice by dry toasting it in a pan, then add salted water or vegetable broth.
Add the pumpkin puree and finish cooking.
Add the coconut milk and Evo oil and mix well.
Plate and complete with chopped pistachios.
Exercise of the month
Pilates swimming / Superman
Many think that “the core” is just the abdominals, but really it is the whole mid-section of the body incorporating also the back muscles, shoulders, glutes and hamstrings.
These 2 exercises performed in our Pilates, Total Barre and Fitness classes, although performed slightly differently, both focus on that posterior part of the core.
Pilates swimming: consists of lifting the arms and legs off the floor and alternating the movement with the opposite arm to leg.
Superman: consists of lifting the arms and legs up simultaneously.
Here are the benefits from performing these type of exercises regularly:
- Spinal support: The erector spinae muscles (lower back) are strengthen, which provide support to the spine.
- Posture: Strong back muscles can prevent postural deviations that lead to poor posture and discomfort, such as kyphosis (“hunchback”).
- Injury prevention: A strong core is important for reducing strain on the lower back, which can lead to pain or injury over time.
- Stronger legs and buttocks.
These exercises require no equipment, only your body and the floor, making them budget-friendly exercises.
While they are safe for most people, it’s important to consult a healthcare professional if you have a history of back issues, are injured, or are pregnant.
Up for the challenge?, Come try out one of our courses today!
Tips for staying healthy throughout the Christmas period
The festive season is a time to drink, eat and be merry and although it’s good to kick back and relax, it can undo all your hard work and make you slip back into some unhealthy habits.
So here are some tips and tricks to help you out!
- Try not to stock up on too much unhealthy foods and drinks, instead make sure you have plenty of fresh products and healthy choices at hand.
- Drink smartly: Don’t deny yourself a tipple or two, instead choose options that’ll be lighter; single instead of a double, use sparkling water instead of tonics or sodas, add fruit and/or herbs for flavour, go for a small white wine and top off with sparkling water or ice cubes.
- Limit portion sizes: Don’t let your eyes be bigger than your stomach, go for less and wait a good 15mins after you have eaten before deciding if you want more or not.
- Don’t go to parties hungry: We tend to make bad food choices when we’re hungry so have a little snack an hour or so before leaving for the evening.
- Keep up with light exercising: Classes might not be on, or you might be away and unable to exercise properly, but you can always go for a walk or get creative; dance around the living room, do some exercises during commercial breaks etc.
- Stay hydrated: When you’re out socialising alternate your drinks with a glass of water to stay hydrated.
- Get a good nights sleep: With all that’s going on try to make sure you’re still getting adequate sleep in order to function properly the next day. This will also help to keep you in the festive mood!
If you have any other helpful tips we’d love to hear from you. Please reach out and let us know how you stay on track over the festive period.
Otherwise don’t forget to enjoy yourself.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!
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