Build energy for a powerhouse winter with Suna Pilates June 01 2017

While autumn is a time to replenish our energy levels, winter is a time to become energy efficient and move with control. Our theme for winter at Suna Pilates is Build Energy. It’s time to be efficient with our movements, and as always, focus on doing it better, not bigger.

As with every quarter we will take a core exercise and focus on learning it, building on our skill, and finally; owning it!

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy; 
not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”

Introducing our winter fitness theme – Cross crawl and lovely lunges!

Lunges and cross crawl postures help balance our bodies, both through increasing physical agility and balance, and through facilitating energy exchange, where energy is passed from one side to the other. Cross crawl exercises strengthen our essential limbic system, and aid relaxation, leading to reduced stress and increased energy levels.

Any exercise like lunges and cross crawl Pilates exercises, that involves ‘crossing over’ from one side of the body to the other, will strengthen the connection between your ‘right and left’ brains, improve physical coordination and increase your stability.

A healthy limbic system contributes to mental balance and calm, while also ensuring that your whole body is working in sync. This all produces a mentally calm, physically graceful state, where we can move economically and with ease, and feel wonderful inside and out.

Cross crawl exercises involve your body moving with leg action. They help keep your cardiovascular system in check, burn fat and help with correct breathing. It’s all about decreasing stress and increasing energy through focused cross crawl exercises.

Lunges are an exceptionally powerful form of cross crawl exercise that deliver huge benefits for our bodies, and will be integral to our various Pilates classes through winter. Lunges help us lengthen across the body, and stimulate, balance and energise our lungs and large intestine for inner wellbeing and energy efficiency.

Come in to Suna Pilates for your winter fitness, we’ll help you de-stress and energise.

Yes, it’s winter… No, you don’t need to put on weight

Shorter days mean less motivating Vitamin D and less daylight for exercise and fitness. The great news is, you get to choose your life. Simply decide that winter is a great time for looking after your body. Grab some Echinacea and honey and get on with getting fit!

Take a moment to listen to how you speak to yourself. Your language forms your inner reality, and determines your world. Are you telling yourself “everybody puts on weight in winter” or “I always get out of shape in winter time”? your subconscious hears everything you say as a direct instruction – and does its very best to obey.

Start fresh by using inner monologues like “This is a great time to exercise indoors” or “I feel great this winter, and I am as fit as ever!” Be wary of making promises that are based in the future like “I am going to start going to Pilates” – your body hears only that this isn’t happening now. Turn it around to “Every Monday is my Pilates day”!


Get some fast fitness results this winter, enjoy de-stressing and building your energy levels. Have a look at our pilates classes or get in touch now.