Refreshing Pea, Mint & Feta Hummus
Rebecca Morris Pilates Blog
by rebdemorris
2w ago
A delicious and refreshing alternative to traditional hummus, this dip makes a lovely addition to a BBQ or with some crudities for a light lunch. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups of frozen peas (defrosted) Juice of 1 large lemon 1 tbsp olive oil Fresh mint leaves (to taste) 70g feta cheese Salt and Pepper to taste Method Add 1 cup of the defrosted peas to a blender jug (if you don't have a blender you could mash the ingredients instead) together with lemon, olive oil, mint leaves and feta cheese. Turn on the blender and lightly combine - this will only take a couple of seconds as you still want so ..read more
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Tomato & Green Bean Salad with Lentils and Feta
Rebecca Morris Pilates Blog
by rebdemorris
4M ago
This is a colourful and refreshing salad that can be served as a main or side dish. Increase the feta and lentils to bump up the protein levels or add in some salmon and tuna. Ingredients 220g Green beans, trimmed 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 tsp minced garlic 3 tbsp olive oil 300g cherry tomatoes 1/2 can of green lentils or chickpeas 100g feta Pinch of dried oregano Salt and pepper to taste Method Bring a saucepan of water to boil and cook the beans for approximately 2 minutes until the beans are cooked but still retaining a crunch. Rinse the cooked beans in cold water and th ..read more
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Introduction to Pilates Workshop - Ideal for beginners or those returning to Pilates
Rebecca Morris Pilates Blog
by rebdemorris
4M ago
Time: Saturday 6th January 10am - 11.30am Location: Studio One, Nettlebed, RG9 5TX Cost: £22.50 per person Suitable for total Pilates beginners or those looking to refresh their technique Suffering from aches and pains? Would you like to move better? Feel stronger? More flexible? Maybe you have been told by your GP or physio that you should do Pilates but aren't sure what it's all about.... If you are new to Pilates and are wondering what it's all about, or maybe you have attended classes before but would like a refresh of your Pilates principles and fundamentals, then this workshop is for yo ..read more
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Spiralized Courgette with Homemade Pesto
Rebecca Morris Pilates Blog
by rebdemorris
7M ago
I started to make my own pesto while I was doing the Zoe Trial. It's super easy to make and you can add in extra herbs, spinach or kale to get your veg count up. This just uses a classic pesto recipe. You will need a hand or electric spiralizer. I have both and prefer my hand one similar to this. Ingredients 1 good sized courgette Punnet of cherry tomatoes Olive oil Salt For the pesto: 2 cups of basil levels 3/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese 1/2 cup of olive oil 1/2 cup of pine nuts 2 garlic cloves Juice of two small lemons Salt and Pepper to taste Method Place all the ingredients for the pes ..read more
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Introduction to Pilates Workshop - Ideal for beginners or those returning to Pilates
Rebecca Morris Pilates Blog
by rebdemorris
11M ago
Time: 2nd September 10am - 11.30am Location: Studio One, Nettlebed, RG9 5TX Cost: £20 per person Suitable for total Pilates beginners or those looking to refresh their technique Suffering from aches and pains? Would you like to move better? Feel stronger? More flexible? Maybe you have been told by your GP or physio that you should do Pilates but aren't sure what it's all about.... If you are new to Pilates and are wondering what it's all about, or maybe you have attended classes before but would like a refresh of your Pilates principles and fundamentals, then this workshop is for you. Within ..read more
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Summer Schedule - Mat and Reformer 2023
Rebecca Morris Pilates Blog
by rebdemorris
1y ago
Pilates is your passport to keeping flexible and moving with ease over the summer! Over the summer period, mat and reformer classes will run with a reduced timetable. All classes are held at Studio One, Nettlebed. Mat classes cost £11 and group reformer classes cost £23. All classes need to be booked and paid for in advance. Please email rebdemorris@gmail.com to book your place. Summer timetable - Mat Summer timetable - Reformer ..read more
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How To Perfect Your Plank
Rebecca Morris Pilates Blog
by rebdemorris
1y ago
The plank is a fantastic exercise with many benefits - one of my favourites - when done well and with good form. In Pilates we aim to do all exercises with good form and technique but with the plank, it is even more important. When a plank's done badly, it's most likely because you are not sufficiently engaging your abs which could potentially lead to low back ache and possibly injury. I recently completed the McMillian Cancer Research Plank Challenge. the aim of which was to plank everyday for a month and try to get up to 3 mins. As part of this challenge I joined a Facebook group with the ot ..read more
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10-min Spine Stretch & Mobility Video
Rebecca Morris Pilates Blog
by rebdemorris
1y ago
Joseph Pilates believed that, "A man is as young as his spinal column.” “If your spine is stiff at 30,” he once said, “you are old. If it is flexible at 60, you are young.” This short stretch video is designed to keep your spine moving in all planes of movement - flexion, extension, rotation and lateral flexion. Click on the image or on the link below to access the video: https://vimeo.com/676578995/f7074ef330 ..read more
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Portobello Mushroom Cheese Melts
Rebecca Morris Pilates Blog
by rebdemorris
1y ago
Ingredients 2 large Portobello mushrooms 1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp onion powder 1 tsp mixed Italian herbs 2 tbsp tomato paste A ball of mozzarella cheese Salt and pepper Wash and dry the Portobello mushrooms and place them on a baking tray lined with silver foil. The stems should be facing upwards. Pre-heat the oven to 180C. Combine the garlic, onion power, herbs and tomato paste together in a small bowl. Spoon the tomato paste into the mushrooms around the stem. Slice the mozzarella cheese and place it on top of the tomato mixture around the stem and drizzle with oliv ..read more
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Improving spine health | 30-min Pilates session for spine mobility
Rebecca Morris Pilates Blog
by rebdemorris
1y ago
Maintaining good spine health is vital to our everyday overall health and ability to function; 80% of adults in the UK will experience back pain at some point in their lives which is the leading cause of job-related disability. Improving spine health and non-specific low back pain can often be improved by simply being more aware of your body and posture and practising better body mechanics when undertaking daily tasks and activities. Looking after your spine Lift correctly - Lifting incorrectly can place a massive strain on the spine. The best way to lift is to stand as close to the object a ..read more
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