Fire Up Your Mojo with a Standing Pilates Practice!

A powerful practice to get you fired up through your core and have your body feeling lengthened and energised.

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Use this practice at home or the office for a sure fire way to feel fabulous!

No equipment or getting on the floor needed. Just you and a space where you can stand and bend.

Charlene guides you through this effective standing pilates sequence with great tips on how to hold your body.

Remember to keep breathing throughout, have your shoulder blades floating on your back, down away from your ears and abdominal muscles gently engaging. Feel long through the spinal column every time you stand up and be mindful of how your body feels as you move.

"Wonderful for abs, back and posture and lengthening up after being in bed or at your desk too long."

Can you think of ONE person who sits at their computer far too long and forward this video to them?

I bet they'll thank you for it!

Try it out yourself first and ask questions below in the comments.

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Charlene Hutsebaut

Corporate Wellness Speaker, Personal Trainer, Pilates Instructor, Writer & Brand Ambassador, Charlene Hutsebaut, Personal Training & Wellbeing Consultancy | | @positivelyslim

Charlene Hutsebaut B.P.E., B.Ed., CSCS is a personal trainer, pilates instructor, brand ambassador, speaker and writer with over 15,000 client hours and 26 years of experience in the fitness industry. Charlene was honoured to be a Top 10 Global Finalist in the Life Fitness -Personal Trainers to Watch Competition 2015. She was the only UK woman chosen and one of only three in the top ten. The same year she was awarded a Mayor of London Volunteer Award for getting her community moving & united. In 2016 she was part of the team at Eversholt UK Rails Group to win a Vitality Insurance - Healthiest Workplace Award. In 2017 she was asked to take part in the Periscope TV Wellness Warriors Channel and was shortlisted for We Are The City Sport Award. Charlene runs her Personal Training Consultancy in London at the exclusive St. Pancras Hotel Spa and is a sought after inspirational corporate wellness speaker, creating bespoke wellness initiatives to get employees thinking about their self-care through workshops & executive senior leader programmes. She has had regular fitness columns in Passport – the inflight magazine for Monarch Airlines and Total Sports Performance. She is the fitness expert for the book The De-Stress Effect and was featured in How To Hygge. She has written for HuffPostUK, Bodyfit, Prima, FitPro, Fitness Life New Zealand and has been featured in London, Fabric, Grove, Woman, Natural Health magazines, as well as The Daily Mail and Express. | Charlene has been a brand ambassador for Huggies Diapers with Lisa Scott-Lee, Simply Great Drinks alongside UK Olympian Victoria Pendleton and TV’s Doctor Christian Jessen and most recently with Long Tall Sally & Nominou. | Find Charlene most days sharing the healthy realistic message on twitter, periscope, facebook and instagram at @positivelyslim


Go to the profile of Lydia Kimmerling
over 5 years ago
I sit down for way too long, so this is really useful - thanks x
Go to the profile of Charlene Hutsebaut
over 5 years ago
Hi Lydia.
Thanks. So pleased you have found it useful! Keep your great video messages coming too. Really love your vibe and teachings.
Go to the profile of Dr. Mandy Lehto
over 5 years ago
This is amazing and is JUST what I need during a long day at my laptop. Thank you!
Go to the profile of Julia Woodman
over 5 years ago
Yes, brief, succinct, and brilliant for a break from your desk or anything. There are reminders that come in just at the right time to get you to really optimize each little bit.
Go to the profile of Charlene Hutsebaut
over 5 years ago
Thanks Julia! So glad the instructions hit the right spots!
Go to the profile of Charlene Hutsebaut
over 5 years ago
Thanks Mandy. Yep, getting up from your desk at intervals is so important.