I am dedicated to helping women all over the world to achieve their fitness goals. I found that it's very difficult for busy women to fit exercise into their hectic schedules. My method targets women's trouble areas like glutes, legs, abs, and arms with precise exercises and specific equipment that will chisel the muscles to perfection. The best part is that it only takes 30 to 45 minutes. It is the perfect workout: precise, efficient and time-saving!

Saturday, 7 January 2012


2012 has started and with it come all the good intentions: eat more healthily, drink less, exercise more...
Enough with the promises! Let's just DO IT. You don't have to wait for the New Year to start your resolution, make a change now.

Let's start with a nice DETOX, much needed after the holiday season. In fact everybody ate and drank a little bit more, exercised less and all the stresses associated with Christmas tend to bring cortisol levels right up, a notorious cause of weight gain...

Here are your 5 KEY POINTS for a healthier and happier you:

1) Drink more water.
Start the day with a glass of warm water and put a slice of lemon in it if you want to spice up your drink. Your body needs water to function correctly. Water is a zero calorie drink that is not only refreshing but acts as a natural detoxifier by flushing away unwanted toxins from the body.  It improves circulation, fat loss, and keeps your body temperature regulated. Keep yourself hydrated:  drink, drink, drink and be beautiful!!

2) Say NO to Alcohol
Just take a break from alcohol. While drinking in small doses can have good effect on your health (red wine is full of antioxidants, for example), if abused, alcohol will dehydrate your body (not good for a glowing skin), damage your liver and increase calorie intake, which is linked to obesity. Alcohol is a depressant, not a stimulant, and since it is likely you have been indulging in it during the holiday, It will be good if you take a break for 3 or 4 weeks. You will feel recharged and your skin will benefit too... save money on the facial!

Sugar is evil, it is a fake food, empty in calories, it will mess up your metabolism and your mood, by giving you a kick to start with and then crushing you right down by playing with your insulin level and leading to dramatic spikes in blood sugar. The key to a toned and streamlined physique is to maintain your blood sugar level STABLE at all times. Current research links sugar to some type of cancer and diabetes. Therefore dump sugar:  you are sweet enough honey bee!!! Believe me!!!
Detox with these fruits:

PAPAYA: extremely high in fibre, it will help you to cleanse your gastrointestinal track, flushing away all the toxins from your body, leaving you energized and rejuvenated. Papaya is also a great form of Vitamin C, so it fights your winter cold! Buy 1 and get 2!!!  Squeeze on a little lime to make it even more delicious. Yummi!
BERRIES: full of vitamin C and antioxidants: eating any type of berries is like Botox on your plate! Because they are very low in sugar, berries will not mess with your blood sugar level, especially when eaten with lean protein or nuts.  Eat berries, live longer, detoxify faster, and look younger!

CRUCIFEROS VEGETABLES: broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage and cauliflower contain plenty of sulphur, which is among the top elements to help detoxify the liver. A healthy liver is essential for the detoxification process. A healthy liver= a healthier YOU!

5) MOVE!
Keep your body in motion:  run in the park, power walk on the treadmill at your gym, take up that spinning class. Just go, move, be happy, feel your body...
By adding cardio to your routine you will burn more calories and start to promote fat loss. Plus sweating is a good way to flush all the bad toxins out of your system!
Cardio is not my favourite form of exercise... I must admit I prefer to lift weights, but it is great for burning calories and you will not only exercise your body, but your heart will get a workout too! Double gain for health and double loss for fat!

You can use these tips in addition to your detox plan. Remember to consult a doctor prior to starting any exercise programme or making dramatic changes to your diet.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact me: fg@fgpilates.me 
I'm always listening because you are my priority.

Beautiful Body, Sharp Mind, Clear Soul...

In health and fitness,


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