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Do Short Workouts Actually Do Anything? Are They Worth It?

Before we became Yoga and Pilates Instructers we were always under the impression that a workout had to go for at least one hour. Anything less…not worth it. Short workouts were meaningless. COMMON UN-TRUE BELIEF: You have to spend hours at the gym to see any results. When you have this belief (like we did …

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Is 10 minutes of exercise per day really enough? Try this class!

Inside MerryBody, our Online Yoga, Pilates and Meditation Studio the 10-minute classes are some of the most popular. For good reason! They create the heat, they create the inner bliss… and they do it, FAST.  Also, they are extremely doable and they get you past your excuses. How many times have you heard yourself say… …

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6 of the best Pilates core exercises to strengthen the abs and core muscles

6 of the best Pilates core exercises to strengthen the abs and core muscles

When you create a regular Pilates practice and with the below Pilates core exercises you’ll notice some pretty amazing changes to your body and mind. You’ll feel stronger and you’ll create toned, lean muscles. You’ll strengthen your core muscles, you’ll create better posture and stand tall with confidence. There are a tonne of fabulous benefits …

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I am still a work in progress, but I can’t wait to see where this MerryBody journey takes me!

Every month we select a MerryBody Member for the Member Spotlight. We send them gifts (because… DUH) and get to hear more of their story. We’re so grateful for our Members, they inspire us every single day.  In October we selected Fiona to spotlight.   Thank you for sharing more of your MerryBody Online Studio …

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7 ways to trick yourself into exercising when you’re unmotivated

We know exercise can feel like a struggle. We get it. It’s hard to get motivated when you have a million tabs open in your brain, you might have kids to feed, emails to send, errands to run, bosses to keep happy, social engagements to get to and winter! Ahhh it’s exhausting. And it’s easy …

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Em & Carla’s Before and After Transformations

Since publishing this Yoga and Pilates before and after blog post… we have something to say. The ‘before and after photo’ even when it’s done in a healthy way, places all your focus on weight and nothing on overall health and happiness.  It’s saying that ‘thin’ is healthy and beautiful, that ‘skinny’ (or whatever beauty …

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Strengthen your core and tone your arms with this 5 minute Pilates class!

Planking has got to be one of our most favourite ways to move! We add the plank to each and every one of our Yoga and Pilates classes. There are so many different variations to keep your planking interesting. Each one works a slightly different area of your body. Planking will strengthen your core muscles …

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