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- Festive Season Salmon
Bring some healthy fats and low-calorie cheer to your Christmas table this year. Try this delicious salmon dish. Feeds 8 Time 40 minutes Savour the festive flavours guilt-free with our Citrus Baked Salmon recipe! Delight your taste buds with the zesty goodness of citrus-infused salmon, a perfect low-calorie dinner option for the holiday season. This dish combines the richness of salmon with the bright, refreshing notes of citrus, creating a delightful and healthy feast that won't compromise your waistline. Elevate your festive dining experience with this flavorful and nutritious choice! Festive Season Salmon Ingredients 3 oranges sliced 1 lemon, sliced 8 sprigs thyme, plus 1 tablespoon thyme leaves 1 skin-on salmon fillet (enough to feed 8 ) 1 1/2 tbsp. pure honey 1 tbsp. fennel seeds, crushed Salt and freshly ground black pepper Directions 1. Preheat oven to 220°C. Slice 1 orange. Arrange sliced orange, lemon, and thyme sprigs in the centre of a baking sheet. Top with salmon, skin side down. 2. Grate the zest from 1 orange into a measuring cup, then squeeze in the juice from both remaining oranges (you should get about 1/4 cup). Add honey and whisk until dissolved. Brush salmon with half of the orange mixture, then sprinkle with fennel and thyme leaves. Season with salt and pepper. Roast for 10 minutes. 3. Brush salmon with the remaining juice mixture. Roast until barely opaque throughout, 12 to 15 minutes. For more festive season recipes you can try my Fit & Festive 30-day program - complete with healthy recipes and an easy-to-follow workout plan.
- Easy Christmas Feast Swaps
With the festive season fast approaching we look forward to indulging in treats, parties and roast dinner feasts. We know that this can wreak havoc on our health and fitness goals. So I've identified some easy, and still very delicious swaps that you can try this festive season. You can also take a look at my previous blog on some tips and tricks on staying healthy throughout the festive season. Or why not take a look at my Fit & Festive Program - 30 days of easy-to-follow workouts during the festive season? Main Course Swaps Swap Gammon for Salmon While the gammon brings heaps of flavours, it also brings an abundance of extra calories. Consider grilling or baking a delicious salmon as a healthier yet still scrumptious alternative. Your taste buds might just discover a new holiday favourite. Find the recipe here One portion of gammon = 350-450 calories One portion of grilled or baked salmon = 200-300 calories SAVING = 150 calories Swap Potato Bake for Broccoli Gratin Potatoes, with their cozy and comforting flavours, often come with an extra side of calories. But hold on, I'm not suggesting you skip the creamy joy of a potato bake entirely. How about swapping out those calorie-loaded potatoes for the green goodness of broccoli? You still get the deliciousness without the guilt. Win-win! One portion of potato bake = 100-200 calories One portion of broccoli gratin = 100-150 calories SAVING = 50 calories Dessert Swaps Swap Mince Pies for a Healthier Option Mince pies are a festive staple that we all love, but let's be honest—the calories from the pastry, butter, and store-bought sugary fruit can sneak up on you. Here's a healthier twist: try making your own stewed fruit and swapping the pastry for phyllo. It's a delicious, lower-calorie alternative that keeps the festive spirit alive without compromising your health goals. Bought Mince Pie = +-200 calories Healthier Mince Pie = +- 130 calories SAVING = 70 calories Swap Christmas Trifle for a Healthy Berry Trifle Indulging in a little trifle after dinner is a Christmas dessert tradition. While the jelly might be low in calories, it's often loaded with refined sugar, making it less than ideal for a health-conscious choice. Transform this treat into a healthier option by incorporating fresh berries and opting for reduced sugar. You can still enjoy the sweetness of the season with a nutritious twist. Shop Bought Trifle = +-130 calories Berry & Cream Healthy Trifle = +-90 calories SAVING = 40 calories Swap Christmas Cake for Un-iced Christmas Cake Christmas cake, a quintessential treat during the festive season, is a tradition in many households. However, the icing, besides being laden with sugar and other "nasties," contributes a significant amount of calories. Consider enjoying the same delightful Christmas cake flavours without the icing. This simple swap significantly reduces the calorie content, allowing you to relish the festive taste without the unnecessary sweetness. It's a win-win for your taste buds and your health. Iced Cake = +- 200 calories Un-iced Christmas Cake = 100-150 calories SAVING = 100 calories Swap Christmas Chocolates for Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Indulging in sweet treats is a festive season joy, and the post-dinner fancy chocolates (perhaps enjoyed again at midnight) are practically a tradition. How about elevating this tradition by crafting your own healthy and delicious alternatives? Try dipping strawberries in dark chocolate. This not only saves you calories but also provides a delightful dose of antioxidants. It's a simple, guilt-free twist on a classic indulgence. Two Fancy Chocolates (although who stops at two) = 90 calories Two Strawberries in Dark Chocolate = 90 calories SAVING = Your health Snack & Starter Swaps Swap Chips & Dip for Crudités & Hummus The festive season is undoubtedly a time for snacking, with sweet and salty treats often within arm's reach. With parties filling the calendar and unexpected guests making appearances, chips and dip become a daily affair in December. However, traditional chips are loaded with saturated fats and salt, contributing to higher cholesterol and expanding waistlines. How about a healthier swap? Opt for nutrient-dense veggie sticks and crudités, paired with low-calorie tzatziki or protein-rich hummus. It's a satisfying and guilt-free alternative to the usual snack fare. Chips & Dip ( one serving around 30g ) = +- 100 calories Crudités and Tzatziki (around 30g) = +- 30 calories SAVING = 70 calories Swap Cocktail Sausages for Wrapped Asparagus Another indulgent snack that frequently graces Christmas tables worldwide is cocktail sausages or the even more decadent pigs in blankets (sausages wrapped in pastry). These are not only processed foods often high in unhealthy fats and salt, but they are also calorie-rich. How about surprising your friends with a healthier alternative? Opt for a vegetable twist, and dazzle them with bacon-wrapped asparagus or, for an even lighter option, melon wrapped in prosciutto. It's a flavourful choice that's kinder to your health. Pigs in a Blanket (1 sausage) = +-100 calories Bacon Wrapped Asparagus (1 stalk) = +- 20 calories Prosciutto Wrapped Melon (1 slice) = +- 30 calories Swap Cheese Straws for Bread Sticks A simple yet noticeable swap is transitioning from a cheesy breadstick to a regular one. The golden rule is, that anything with added cheese tends to soar in terms of calories. Choosing the plain version can be an effortless way to cut down on those extra calories while still enjoying a tasty treat. Cheese Straw ( 1 straw) = +- 50 calories Breadstick (1 stick) = +-30 calories SAVING = 20 calories Embrace the festive cheer and indulge in holiday delights while staying true to your health and fitness goals. These simple switches in your Christmas feast allow you to enjoy the season without the worry of excess calories. Give these easy swaps a shot and experience the joy of a healthy and delightful festive celebration! Why not join my 30-Day Fit & Festive Workout Plan
- 10 Tips for a Healthy and Happy Festive Season
The festive season, with the bright lights and joyous gatherings, often comes with a side of indulgence. It's often a time when routines are disrupted, tempting treats are abundant, and the allure of a party (or the couch) competes with your usual workout. However, with a bit of planning and a commitment to your well-being, you can celebrate the holidays without compromising your health and fitness goals. Here are 10 strategies to help you stay healthy and fit during the festive season. Set Realistic Goals Be honest and realistic about your health and fitness goals during the festive season. Instead of aiming for perfection, set achievable objectives. Whether it's maintaining your current fitness level or trying out a new healthy recipe, realistic goals are more sustainable and less likely to lead to frustration. This is a time of joy and laughter, you don’t want to be beating yourself up over every bite or every missed workout. Set goals at the beginning of the season but be gentle with yourself, life is to be enjoyed! Prioritise Physical Activity The holiday season can be busy, but that doesn't mean you have to sideline your fitness routine. Prioritise physical activity by scheduling workouts just like any other commitment. Whether it's a quick morning workout, an evening stroll, or a festive dance session, keeping your body moving is key. Plan Your Workouts The hustle and bustle of the holidays can make it easy to skip workouts. Combat this by planning your exercise routine in advance. Having a set schedule increases the likelihood that you'll stick to your fitness regimen, even when the days get busier. I find that getting some kind of movement in, in the morning can set you up for a healthier happier day ahead and you know that you have ticked your workout off your to-do list for the day, leaving your schedule wide open for anything else that comes up later on. Include Friends and Family Turn your fitness routine into a social affair by involving friends and family. Plan group workouts, go on a family hike, take a jog together, play soccer on the lawn or organise an outdoor activity. Not only does this keep everyone active, but it also adds a fun and social dimension to your fitness routine. If your activities are enjoyable you won’t even notice you are getting a quality workout in just by having fun with friends and family. Mindful Eating The festive season often brings an array of delicious but calorie-laden treats. Practice mindful eating by savouring your favourite holiday foods in moderation. Be conscious of portion sizes, and listen to your body's cues of hunger and fullness. A top trick for eating out is to focus more on the taste of the food than the quantity plus try to check out the menu ahead of time so that you have the chance to make informed and (hopefully) healthier choices once you get there. If you know there will be a multiple-course meal ahead of you perhaps think of ordering a starter as a main meal, ask for a side dish of vegetables to bulk it up and keep you feeling satisfied. Enjoy the indulgences without overindulging. Stay Hydrated With a plethora of festive beverages, it's easy to forget about water. Maintain good hydration by drinking enough water throughout the day. Proper hydration supports digestion, helps control appetite, and contributes to your overall sense of well-being. Try to start your morning with a cup of lemon water, swap a midmorning coffee for herbal tea and end your day with a glass of water before bed to bolster hydration. Healthy Swaps Modify traditional recipes to make them healthier. Experiment with whole grains, reduce added sugars and incorporate more fruits and vegetables. There are plenty of creative ways to enjoy festive meals without sacrificing nutrition. Focus on eating lean meats ( turkey is one of them ) and bulking up with loads of low-calorie veggies, that way you will feel full and festive without overindulging in loads of calories. Try to limit the snacking, it seems that during this happy time, there is an abundance of nibbles, cookies, choccies, sweets, chips, dips and everything else. Try to stick to a reasonable routine of meal times and snack times and avoid the constant snacking that often comes with the December vibe. Check out our Festive Season Program Here with loads of healthy festive season recipes Drink Responsibly Navigating the festive season's drink scene? Let's keep it merry and mindful! The recommended limit is around 14 units a week for both men and women. December's a month where we might find ourselves raising our glasses more than usual, so it's all about keeping tabs. Try some easy swaps, like making a white wine spritzer or a beer shandy to dilute the alcohol while still enjoying your holidays. Try having one glass of water between each drink, not only will it help prevent dehydration from the alcohol ( which is a diuretic ) but it will also mean that you end up drinking less than you may have without the water. Aside from our health, alcohol also brings with it some cheerful calories, being mindful of our drinking can help keep our waistlines in check. Get Quality Sleep Adequate sleep tends to take a backseat during the holidays, with late-night gatherings and festive activities. However, prioritising quality sleep is crucial for overall health. Establish a regular sleep schedule, create a calming bedtime routine, and ensure you get the rest your body needs. Adequate sleep is essential for regulating hormones, allowing the body to regenerate muscle tissue and much more. Set New Goals As the holiday season winds down, take some time to reflect on your health and fitness journey. After the last roast dinner has been cooked and you wave goodbye to your last guest, take some time to assess how you are feeling and then start to look forward. We want to be able to include healthy eating and movement into our everyday lives, not with fad diets or crazy unsustainable workout regimes. Often after a period of indulgence we go into purge mode and set unrealistic New Year's resolutions. Be mindful of the goals you want to set for the new year and make sure they are sustainable and realistic. Again be gentle with yourself and remember our only goal for today is to try our best. Read more on goal setting here The festive season doesn't have to be a time of setbacks for your health and fitness. By adopting a mindful and balanced approach, you can celebrate the holidays joyfully while staying committed to your well-being. Remember, it's about making choices that align with your health goals and finding a balance that allows you to revel in the festive spirit without compromising your overall health and fitness. Embrace the season with joy, gratitude, and a commitment to a healthy and fit lifestyle. Why not join our 30-Day Fit & Festive Workout Plan
- Fit & Festive
Stay active and (mostly) healthy this festive season with our Inspired Movement Festive Season Fitness plan. I have put together a realistic and achievable workout plan with follow-along videos tailored for beginners, intermediate bodies or advanced Pilates ninjas. The structure of the plan helps keep you accountable and focused on your goals, while the videos allow for flexibility if you have some parties planned. In addition, you will have access to the full Inspired Movement workout library so you are spoilt for choice when it comes to workout type and intensity. Lastly, I have put together a recipe handbook with some quick and easy meals for the festive season, plus some swops for our traditional (calorie-rich) indulgences. So let's stay fit and healthy together this festive season.
- Welcome to your Festive Season Pilates Program
Greetings and welcome to our Festive Season Pilates Program! 🎄 As we approach the holiday season, December often becomes a time when many would ease up on their workouts or stop altogether. But not you! Because you are here to keep that body moving right through to Christmas! Our program is your secret weapon to maintain your fitness journey with accountability, exciting workouts, and easy-to-integrate daily movements. Get ready to stay active, energised, and in the holiday spirit. Perhaps take a moment to read my blog on 10 Tips for a Healthy & Happy Festive Season.
- Get Back To Basics
I always suggest that everyone go back to basics by watching the Introduction to Pilates video again. Even if you are a seasoned Pilates fundi it's always beneficial to run through some of the fundamental principles from time to time.
- Live Online Pilates
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- Beginner Pilates
Our beginner groups are kept to low numbers to ensure that each participant receives personalised care and expert instruction. Participation is encouraged. Perfect for any Pilates newbie or someone looking to improve their home practice with a qualified instructor.
- One-on-One Pilates or Yoga Class
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- Plans & Pricing | Inspired Movement
We understand that everyone has different lifestyles, schedules, and budgets, which is why we offer a range of options to suit your needs. Whether you prefer to work out in your own time with a video or join us for live online classes, we have a plan that will work for you. Our plans include videos on demand only, a combination of videos on demand and live online classes, and our unlimited option, which gives you access to videos on demand and daily live online classes and all of our available challenges. No matter which plan you choose, our goal is to help you achieve your fitness goals and become the best version of yourself. To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key. Choose your pricing plan 8 Class Pack R 350 350R 8 Live Online Classes + Videos on Demand Valid for one month Select Videos On Demand Membership Cardio Barre Live Online Pilates Beginner Pilates Videos on Demand R 290 290R 1 Month Subscription Valid for one month Select Videos On Demand Membership Videos on Demand R 199 199R Every month 3 Month Subscription Valid for 3 months + 7 day free trial Start Free Trial Videos On Demand Membership Original 34 Moves Challenge R 299 299R 30 Days of Pilates | Live Online Classes | Videos On Demand Valid for one month Select In-Depth Instructed Video of the 34 Movements Short Videos Explaining Each Movement Live Online Classes Pilates Videos On Demand Community Engagement Unlimited Membership R 490 490R Unlimited Live Online Classes + Videos on Demand Valid for one month Select Unlimited Live Online Classes Videos on Demand Library All Current Challenges One on One Session R 550 550R A private online session perfect for post-rehabilitative Pilates or those wanting personalised class Valid for 2 weeks Select One on One Pilates or Yoga Session Fit & Festive Special R 149 149R Stay fit and healthy this festive season - with workout videos & healthy festive recipes Valid for 32 days Select 30 Day Pilates Program Videos On Demand Healthy Recipe Ideas Community Motivation Virtual Coaching
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