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Starting next month prepare to build up a sweat with CORE+ taking over the JAGGAD Brighton store on a Sunday morning with complimentary pop-up classes.

Who are CORE+

“We are modern group fitness, created by fusing together the best elements of

yoga, Pilates and functional movement from across the globe. We are innovative

class-leading formats you’ve never tried before. We are curated playlists for every single class. We are inspiring, uplifting instructors that are with you through every deadlift and downward dog. We are CORE+, and we’re ready to sweat. Are you?”

Before trade, from 9am-9.45am starting on the 7th of May and continuing on coming Sundays for 5 weeks, CORE+ instructors will take you through their signature CORE+ Pilates class. A mat-based Pilates workout combining core strengthening exercises, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), resistance work, and upbeat music.  It will tone the body, strengthen the core, and improve overall fitness, aswell as burning hundreds of calories

 

CORE+ X JAGGAD POP-UP IN STORE DATES:

7th May – 9:00am-9:45am

14th May – 9:00am-9:45am

21st May – 9:00am-9:45am

28th May – 9:00am-9:45am

4th June – 9:00am-9:45am

Each class is complimentary

To book a class visit http://bit.ly/2nb3M9q or call 1300 COREPLUS

 

Join the Jaggad crew after class for a post-sweat refuel and a VIP shopping discount to use on our gear in store! For those partaking expect some on the spot prizes on the day too! 

Can't wait to see you join the Jaggad team and CORE+ instructors in store to sweat it out in style.

For a little preview and insight into the CORE+ crew, we caught up with Lucy Mulcahy, a CORE+ instructor, ex Rhythmic Gymnast and has been practicing yoga for 6 years. 

 

  • How did you get into yoga? What made you try it for the first time?
  • As I competed as an elite Rhythmic Gymnasts for nearly 10 years, yoga was a natural progression. My mum and I started regularly attending classes once a week but one class a week quickly grew to 6-7 days a week! I was hooked! It originally started to fill a void / space in my life where gym was, but this quickly grew to be my new love & passion.

     

    How long have you been practising for?

    I have been practicing 6 years.

     

    Being a teacher or ‘yogi’, what is your favourite aspect about teaching?

    Being able to guide students through their practice of yoga and pilates is a very humbling experience and allows you to constantly grow and evolve as a person. I find myself learning something new about myself every time I teach! I hope to nurture my students with a focus of leaving expectations at the door and having an open mind on the mat.

     

    What is your favourite class to teach at CORE+? 

    Ooh that’s actually a really hard decision! Honestly love all the classes, as they offer something different to other studios. But if I had to choose one it would be Hot Pilates! The combination of the glute burning bridges, a strong planking & proning set, gets the heart pumping (HIIT) and of course the heat is amazing! You never regret turning up on your mat to practice!


    Like other forms of activity a lot of people practice or continue a certain form of exercise for numerous reasons, why do you practice yoga? Is it the way it makes you feel- mentally/physically? Spiritually? Strength you gain? 

    Yoga is my “me time”. I don’t see yoga as a form of exercise for the body rather exercise for the mind. Yoga allows me to completely let go of any thoughts that are racing round my mind and to focus on my breath and how it feels within my body.

    As I believe yoga focuses on how each pose feels not about how it looks it has taught me to love my body from the inside out. If you feel good on the inside it will be reflected on the outside.

     

    Hot yoga in particular, you flush out your toxins and sweat, a lot! How do you replenish your body after a class? - As to those that don’t practice regularly it can be dehydrating etc.

    Firstly, before stepping into the yoga studio, ensure that you are sufficiently hydrated! Aim to drink around 2-3 litres of water the day before you practice but this doesn’t mean skull it all at once rather sips throughout the day. After class, I make a protein smoothie with a scoop of protein powder, handful of berries, teaspoon of chia seeds, psyllium husk and peanut butter and water to help replenish my body. For hydration, I mostly rely on water but if I’ve taught a few classes I will have coconut water and a hydrolyte.

     

    What is your favourite pose?

    Wheel (Urdhva Dhanurasana).  The benefits are endless! Including a boost in energy. It can help us maintain emotional stability and benefits the cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous, and endocrine systems

     

    Currently on your workout playlist?

    All Time Low by Jon Bellion

    Cold by Maroon 5

    Chameleon by Pnau

    Anything & Everything Justin Bieber

     

    Must have piece from Jaggad’s AW17 range?

    I’m in love with the Tribal Dance 7/8 Leggings with the Arena Crop Dance Top!   


     

     

     

     

     

     

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