exercise advice

Evening everyone,

Most of us thoroughly enjoy listening to music but how many of us really tune in to how it can make us feel or affect our mood?  I spend a huge amount of time listening to music, not only when I teach classes but at home, when I’m walking or in the car.  I’m always feeling something from it or wondering how it will feel in a class.  So for me putting playlists together to exercise to is a hugely enjoyable part of my work.  I know many of you are music lovers too and I’m always delighted when somebody shares music with me or asks me about the music that I played in class.  During relaxation I always hope that the music calms your mind and body but also helps you feel truly present.

Studies show that listening to music at work can make you a happier, more productive employee and that listening and playing music reduces stress by lowering the hormone cortisol.  When people feel sad they often feel the need to listen to sad music, this is because it’s cathartic and can help people get in touch with their emotions and enable them to heal.

Listening to music also increases dopamine, this is the same brain chemical responsible for the feel good feeling obtained from eating chocolate, orgasm and runner’s high.  Playing music with others or enjoying live music with others stimulates the brain hormone oxytocin.  Oxytocin is sometimes called the ‘trust molecule’ as it helps us bond and trust others.

I’m sure you already know exercise can improve your workout,  not only does it act as point of focus taking your mind off your aches and burning muscles but often your heart will sync to the beat of fast paced music enabling you to train faster and harder.

So if you enjoy the music during class let me know and if you don’t then don’t because chances are it will have been well thought out and you’ll break my heart.

Looking forward to seeing you this week,

Love Charlotte

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY ABOUT ME

“Taking part in Charlotte’s classes is fun and inspirational. Charlotte has the loveliest manner and it doesn’t matter what level you are at you feel engaged throughout the classes. They are fun and relaxed whilst focusing on improving our fitness levels. Loving the online classes and can’t wait to join others when the lockdown is over. Thank you, Charlotte for keeping us sane and engaged with each other”

“Charlotte is the best. Her classes are for everybody regardless of fitness and always a good laugh”

“Since starting Charlotte’s classes three years ago, my body shape has changed and my core strength and my back are stronger. Charlotte’s classes are also fun, very well prepared with great music!!!! Highly recommended!!!!!”

“Just perfect classes so encouraging and excellent teaching”

“Charlotte’s approach to Pilates and Yoga is definitely to be recommended. Charlotte’s classes are relaxed, cheerful and encouraging, and you brilliantly leave the class with more energy than when you arrived!!”

“Fantastic fitness yoga with Charlotte this morning. Highly recommended for a motivational and professional instructor. Can’t wait for the next class!”

“Charlotte is a truly inspirational teacher who is so friendly and welcoming. The classes have a great vibe, the music is fabulous and the relaxation at the end is just the best…”

“Brilliant. Love my Tuesday evenings at the Rosebird. Best Pilates class I’ve been to!”

“The energy that Charlotte brings to her classes you can only experience should you attend either her Pilates or Yoga. Should you be lucky enough to get into one of her combat or HIIT classes you will experience an exhilarating feeling afterwards. Make no bones about it this instructor is five star all the way”

“Just had a taster of Power Pilates with Charlotte and it was AMAZING… can’t wait until next Wednesday to do a full class”

“Charlotte’s classes are truly excellent. Her Pilates classes are full of great content and always leave me feeling great, more flexible and really motivated. HIIT and toning classes are very energetic, lots of fun and you definitely get all those muscles working. You certainly feel like you’ve had a great work out. Charlotte makes working out/exercise fun and her classes just fly by. She has my highest recommendation.”

“All Charlotte’s classes are fantastic, they leave you feeling energised and happy! She always gives 100% and makes everyone feel special, even when she’s teaching from home! Thanks for keeping me vaguely sane at this mad time! Can’t wait to join you in your new classes”

“Charlotte’s positivity and enthusiasm are always fantastic but she has excelled herself during lockdown by adapting quickly to offer motivational Yoga, Pilates, Toning and HIIT classes online. Her classes give you a real boost, cater for all abilities but also challenge you to go further if you want to. She has kept us all going and kept our achy shoulders, backs and necks at bay during lockdown”

“Charlotte’s workouts are clear and easy to follow across the board. I particularly love her Power Pilates; really good strong Pilates and her yoga flow coupled with an excellent relaxation at the end. Highly recommended”

“I have been doing Pilates and Yoga with Charlotte for 18 months and enjoy the classes very much. Charlotte keeps a careful eye on you during the class to make sure that you are not going to hurt yourself. She refreshes the content of the classes all the time so it is never dull. She is professional, but also friendly and fun. I happily recommend her classes”

“I took Charlotte’s classes for a year and unfortunately had to stop due to work commitments, but no other exercise seemed to work for me the way her classes did. Since being able to rejoin I’ve felt fab! Not only a great fitness teacher but a super friendly, lovely person too”

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