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    11th September 2016

    11th September 2016

    By Shivraj Bassi

    Pascale trained in ballet before falling in love with Pilates. Today she's London-based and helps people live their lives to the fullest through her work as a Pilates teacher. She sat down with Innermost to share the best fitness advice she's received and how she maintains a healthy lifestyle.

    “I was born in Corsica and lucky to grow up in the sun in a place where a healthy diet and fitness were a natural way of life. Dance was my first passion and after training as a ballet and contemporary dancer, I came across Pilates. The focus of Pilates is the mind-body awareness stemming from your core, and how this helps in everyday life. It works on the body’s alignment, improves posture and helps rehab from injuries. Through my work as a Pilates teacher, I help others use Pilates to live their lives to the fullest. Along with understanding the role nutrition plays in true health, I’m a believer in physical fitness being a prerequisite of happiness. That’s what Pilates is all about! Try a few classes. It may be exactly what you’ve been looking for!” - Pascale

    Favourite Innermost Blend & Booster?

    The Fit Protein post-workout to replenish and renergise. Potassium from coconut and sodium from pink Himalayan sea salt help rebalance electrolytes lost after a sweaty session. The Detox Booster. Every ingredient is functional and serves a purpose. It’s totally natural too, which I'm always a fan of. 

    What's your hustle?

    I love teaching Pilates. My first love was dance and I’m very passionate about movement in general. I'm very grateful that I have the opportunity to use movement in my daily routine to connect with people and share what I know in order to help them lead a more self-conscious and healthy lives.

    What do you do to maintain a healthy lifestyle?

    I do Pilates every day – Mat and Reformer. Twice a week I do a good sweaty cardio/HIIT workout and some body conditioning. I also eat healthy – lots of vegetables, grains and fish. This doesn’t mean that I never eat cake – I wish!

    Best health/fitness advice you've been given?

    Diversify your workout! Don’t get stuck in a routine, change it up! You’ll keep it fun, work muscles in a different way and never get bored.

    Usual breakfast?

    Hot lemon water to start, then a banana with porridge/muesli and almond milk. That sounds healthy right?

    Biggest health vice?

    It'd have to be cheese! Especially Corsican cheese. I like to try to convince myself that it's healthier in a way (it's not!).

    Your last workout?

    Dynamic Reformer Pilates. I felt so energised after... and in agony when I woke up the next day!

    Three things on your bucket list?

    Travel through South America! I'd use all my three wishes for that.

    Favourite inspirational quote/words?

    “Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness” – Joseph H. Pilates

    You can find Pascale stretching, moving and flexing on Instagram (@powerhouse.milano).

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