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23 February 2012

JOIN the Boutique Sport Running Club every Tuesday at 6.15pm for their FREE, weekly run departing from Good Vibes, Fitzrovia Studios (11 Tottenham Street, London, W1T 2AQ)

Following a route north towards Great Portland Street Station, the group will be led by the friendly Boutique Sport team on a 7km loop around Regent’s Park, at a steady pace, before returning to the Good Vibes studios.

There are lockers at the studios to store your bags safely (you just need a £1 coin to operate them, which you get back) and hot showers available to use after your run! No need to bring a towel, with plenty available to rent for £1!

These FREE guided runs are the perfect way to kick start your run training and ensure you keep the motivation going!

So what are you waiting for?! Simply email us your full name to info@boutiquerun.com to book yourself onto the run.

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JOIN the Boutique Sport Running Club every Tuesday at 6.15pm for their FREE, weekly run departing from Good Vibes, Fitzrovia Studios (11 Tottenham Street, London, W1T 2AQ)

Following a route north towards Great Portland Street Station, the group will be led by the friendly Boutique Sport team on a 7km loop around Regent’s Park, at a steady pace, before returning to the Good Vibes studios.

There are lockers at the studios to store your bags safely (you just need a £1 coin to operate them, which you get back) and hot showers available to use after your run! No need to bring a towel, with plenty available to rent for £1!

These FREE guided runs are the perfect way to kick start your run training and ensure you keep the motivation going!

So what are you waiting for?! Simply email us your full name to info@boutiquerun.com to book yourself onto the run.

Want to run smarter? Glow Yoga are holding a Yoga for Runners 2 hr workshop on the 17th March 2012 3.15pm - 5.15pm with Clare Dobson, an experienced yoga teacher and sports therapist.

 

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Power to the people

13 February 2012

Have you tried the ultimate fat burner? AKA the Power Plate? I have been using it for over 5 years now and it has given me the strength and flexibility to develop a strong yoga practice. I loved it from the moment I first stepped on it, it tests your body's responses and keeps you toned and agile. My bottom lifted in one week of using it and it has been keeping  me in check ever since.

Our Power Plate classes are taught by a team of talented teachers who will make sure that you get a strong workout in the 25 minute classes.  Short, sharp classes that really do work and no need for a shower afterwards! What's not to like?

Don't just take my word for it the lovely Grazia ladies started coming here 5 years ago and have been coming ever since:

"Nahid introduced me to power plating and she's an amazing natural ambassador for both that and yoga because she looks INCREDIBLE! She also makes every session fun and different – we've had gentle power plates, cardio power plates, power power plates, power plating combined with trampolines (God that was hard!). Best of all though, Nahid steers you in the direction of the exercises that are going to work for your body, so you get fantastic, safe results."

Jane Bruton, Editor in Chief, Grazia Magazine

"I love power plating, but part of the reason that I've enjoyed it week in, week out for the last five years is because Nahid is such an inspirational, positive teacher.  She never makes two sessions the same and always makes you believe you can do it! My Glow Yoga experience with Nahid as teacher was similarly uplifting. I never thought I was a yoga person until I went to one of her classes. She made me feel so relaxed and confident that I'm now a fan."

Marianne Jones, Deputy Editor, Grazia

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Try Glow Yoga!

12 February 2012

 

Nahid de Belgeonne founded Glow Yoga because she wanted to practise a challenging and nurturing yoga flow in a warm and inspiring studio, founded on the following beliefs:

  • All teachers must have a healthy respect and understanding of current anatomical thinking: where alignment suitable for the individual is encouraged and continual adjustment is encouraged
  • Classes should leave the client feeling both challenged and nurtured.
  • The temperature of the infra red heated room is warm enough to safely open the body but not so hot that it hinders the practice
  • The pace of every class should allow both mind and body to process “how it feels”
  • Precise teaching instruction
  • Some poses are just not suited for class based teaching

She says “our yoga classes are as energetic as a work out but so much more satisfying as you are fully engaging and connecting with your mind, body and breath. You leave with a little bit more understanding about your body, knowledge that kindness and patience give far better results than forcing, pushing or pulling oneself into text book versions of postures. Exercise is often a purely physical pursuit - we push ourselves to our edges and sometimes this leads to injury. Yoga is about nourishing the mind and body, keeping it all in good working order and listening to what it needs at any given time. Your energy is different everyday and your physical practice should reflect that. "

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Glow Yoga tips for staying safe in yoga class

11 February 2012

 

A regular yoga practice keeps you in tune with your body and mind: works with your body as opposed to against it. Yoga is a long term sustainable practice that evolves with you over the years.

Top tips for staying safe in class:

  • Don’t compete with your mat neighbour: we all bring different physiologies, abilities and conditioning to the mat. Yoga is all about connecting the mind with the body so when you have that connection you are “doing” yoga, the rest is just gymnastics! Working with your body in a mindful way is much harder than using momentum

  • Don’t focus on making the “right shape”: it’s all about how it feels. Feel and connect with every part of your body as it evolves with care and attention from one pose into another

  • Don’t go 100% for the full pose from the get go, ease your way in and keep registering how it feels. Use your muscle strength to keep space in the joints and your breath to deepen your pose, keep a little bit back.

  • A good teacher, no matter what discipline, is one who empowers you with the knowledge to listen to your own body. Never absolve responsibility for your own body to anyone else.

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