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Why Pilates has become my passion...

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

My love for Pilates started 2 years ago. The changes I have experienced in my mind and body is incredible, to say the least. I have gained more confidence, and I stand proud in everything I take on.
Every session aligns my mind and body - they work together. My mind reminds my body to engage my core, sit up straight and push those shoulders back and down.
I have been sitting behind a desk in every job I have had since 2006, so imagine how amazing my posture is! Not. Pilates has shown me the power of the mind and body, and what can be achieved when they work together. It has taught me to become more aware of how I use my body. Your body language can make you, or it can break you.
There is a significant difference in the effects walking into a room with slumped shoulders, or proud, stern shoulders has on your confidence. As much as your mind tells you to be more confident, you only are if your body follows, and if you believe it. Your body language is your personal business card - it is the first thing someone sees when they meet you. Next, your hand shake and your introduction. But it all starts with your body language.

Whether a person has confidence or not it can be seen from miles away. I believe confidence sits in the upper body: your shoulders, your core, and your head held high.

Here are some benefits:

1. Body Awareness
2. Excellent for rehabilitation and injury management
3. A stronger core
4. Body Control
5. Increased flexibility and strength

Pilates benefits everyone: moms, moms-to-be, golfers, busy business men, and even kids!
So sign up for Pilates today to experience the benefits that I have experienced. Remember to always consult your physician or health care professional, especially if you suffer from back pain or have any injuries.

Much love

New Beginnings’ Announces Brand Ambassador

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

New Beginnings is not just about Pilates. New Beginnings’ aim is to introduce people to a new health and a new life through Pilates. We are all about not only physical health, but also mental health. We want our clients to experience their Pilates sessions in this sense; as a new beginning – a start to new health.
We have therefore teamed up with bikini athlete, health and fitness enthusiast, mental health advocate, and writer Mariska van Wyk to become New Beginnings’ Brand Ambassador. Mariska has been in the health and fitness industry for more than 5 years. She writes at, and is an advocate for a balanced, healthy life. Mariska believes that optimal health is a balance between a strong mind & kind spirit, an active lifestyle, and a nutritious diet. She is also very passionate about kindness and aims to show people what a difference a simple act of kindness to someone can make in their lives. She wishes to motivate and inspire people to live a truly balanced life – one where a kind spirit and a healthy lifestyle is present. She is also interested in life coaching – and this is where our bond started.
I reached out to Mariska for advice on health and fitness. I wanted to change my lifestyle to a healthier one. Mariska took me under her wing and not only guided me through the lifestyle changes I needed to make to become healthier, but also through bigger life decisions and everyday struggles.
The special friendship between Mariska and I played a role in the launch of New Beginnings Pilates.
You can find Mariska here:

We are excited about the journey ahead with Mariska. And we hope you walk this journey with us.

Much Love

Benefits of drinking water

Monday, 2 March 2015

We all know how big a role water must play in our daily lives. Then again people still forget that, me included.
They say you must drink 6-8 glasses of water a day. I agree 100% with that, BUT then again, listen to your body and it's needs.
90% of the time my body does not want water, it's called forcing yourself. haha
You can mix it up a bit and lie to your body and your mind. My favorite is to add fruits. Especially strawberries and lemons. I love those two the most.
Some people add cucumber, I honestly haven't tried it and think it's about time.
But be creative, think of your favorite fruit and add it. Don't like it? Change the fruit. Easy as that.
I make sure I have a 1.5L of water with me and that is my target for the day. I am one very happy lady when I get home at night and that bottle is empty.
Here are 6 benefits of drinking water:
1. Drinking Water Helps Maintain the Balance of Body Fluids.
2. Water Can Help Control Calories.
3. Water Helps Energize Muscles.
4. Water Helps Keep Skin Looking Good.
5. Water Helps Your Kidneys.
6. Water Helps Maintain Normal Bowel Function.
So remember, water before fizz and sugar!
Much Love
P.S. - Thank you to Web MD for the article, you can read more about it here