In today’s society, many women find that juggling a balanced lifestyle can be tricky. Between the commitments at work and home on a daily basis, there never seems to be enough hours in the day, making it extremely difficult to find the time to exercise and sustain a healthy regime.
Adriane Ward, Senior Exercise Physiologist at MD Health Pilates, believes that Pilates is the perfect way to get maximum results in minimal time. MD Health Pilates offers a truly personalised approach to health and fitness that delivers life-changing results in as little as two training sessions per week!
Adriane comments, “As a mother to a 2 and a half year old baby boy, I know how hard it is to find the time to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I believe that Pilates is the perfect solution for the mind, body and soul, especially for working mothers who may be time poor. It’s an easy way to keep fit and stay strong”.
MD Health Pilates key health and fitness principles can be easily transposed into everyday life. Adriane provides her top tips below:
Organise your week ahead: To maintain a balanced family and work life, I need to plan my week ahead. This helps me to keep my household under control, make sure that the shopping for the week is done and that my meals are pre-planned. I also have a great support network which enables me to continue working. When my husband and I have work commitments, we’ve both our families that assist us with babysitting our son.
Pack your own lunch: I prefer to take a packed lunch with me wherever I go. Not only is it a healthier option, but it’s also a money saver. The night before, I prepare for my previous lunch, whether I make extra food for dinner to take with me the following day, or prepare a salad, sandwich and snacks, this saves me time in the morning before I’m racing out the door. I also carry a water bottle with me every day to keep me hydrated.
Strengthen your body: Staying physically active is important in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and reducing the risk of health problems. Often I see woman who come into the centre with sore necks, shoulders and backs. Stretching the body by incorporating an exercise program such as Pilates will help ease the muscles, eliminate any aches and pains, strengthen their posture and tone the body.
Home work out tips: Keep it interesting and that way you’ll enjoy it more! I recommend a 2 ½ hour session per week whether it is swimming, walking and running. It doesn’t need to be a physical workout, as long as you’re keeping the body active, you can achieve positive results.
Adriane believes by adopting these simple health and nutrition steps, you can achieve a holistic approach to living a healthy life and keeping fit.
About the author:
Adriane Ward is a Senior Exercise Physiologist and Assistant Staff Training Manager at MD Health Pilates. Adriane has a bachelor of Exercise Science and Human Movement, a Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation, and Level 1 and 2 First Aid Certificates. Before MD Health Pilates, Adriane graduated from Victoria University and went on to complete her Masters in Exercise Rehabilitation. Before working at MD Health Pilates, Adriane worked part time as a personal trainer. For fun, Adriane loves watching AFL, occasionally plays women’s AFL and raising her son Alexander.
About MD Health Pilates
MD Health Pilates is a Melbourne based Clinical Pilates and Physiotherapy centre of excellence led by a team of highly qualified Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists. They offer clients truly personalised and progressive exercise programs that deliver life-changing results. The MD Health Pilates programs are based on a unique integration of Clinical Pilates and Physiotherapy to achieve optimal musculoskeletal health.