F U S E : MBW
Welcome to the home of FUSE : MBW [Music Based Workout]. I practice and teach smart intuitive movements with a core of endurance and strength training. FUSE is a complete body workout comprised of the pilates method, functional movements and yoga style flows. FUSE features dynamic fitness to high energy music in preparation to build stamina and athleticism.
FUSE incorporates contemporary Pilates with a high focus on body weight exercises and movements in the Frontal (side to side) and Transverse (rotational) Planes. Sequencing is a highlight of this format as continuous movement keeps the heart rate up and etches pathways in the brain to get more out of your workout with each session. What I love about an at home workout is it relinquishes studio 'ego' which may liberate us to conquer more creative and challenging flows.
Ready to enjoy what your body can do?
Need to Know
IS FUSE: MBW A PILATES CLASS?
In short no. FUSE is a method that I created in 2020 (my lockdown baby) and is comprised of various types of exercise. The movements have a foundation of Pilates due to my training and experience, but the approach is different. I would classify FUSE as a fitness class.
YOU DON'T SPEAK?
Thats right, only music is played throughout class. There are many reasons why this can be beneficial, but these are the two I will touch on.
1) We are meant to move to a rhythm. I wanted to create an environment where you could have fun, burn calories and build muscle. If you mess up a sequence it doesn’t matter, as long as you're moving with passion which is something we currently lack.
2) Instead of describing form (which is ideal in many formats) my aim is for you to learn it yourself; to self-correct and make adjustments when needed. I figure this is already happening in the world of online fitness, even if the teacher is giving step by step instruction. This will allow you to focus on sequencing and build mind/muscle memory, after time this body awareness will transcend to other ares of life.
HOW SHOULD I TAKE A CLASS?
You should mirror me. For the people who prefer to workout with the short end of your Mat facing the screen I give an indication of left and right. But if you are mirroring, don’t think about lefts and rights, mimic the arm and leg movements that come naturally to you.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF NEED ALTERNATIVE?
If at any point during class a muscle/joint is hurting or strained then stop, that exercise isn’t for you and either use a modification or skip that movement altogether. Usually after the second rep of an exercise I will show an alternative and indicate this at the bottom of the screen. All props will add resistance and load the action of the joint or spine, so performing FUSE without a prop is a great idea. Listed in the class description will be any possible options for exercises
IT FEELS LIKE I’M NOT DOING IT RIGHT?
As a typical Pilates teacher I first suggest taking it slow. I perform the first few repetitions of a sequence at a slower pace; absorb as much as possible before you start to move and you can choose to stick to that pace. I’ve created “Form Guides” which delve into consistent class placements and should hopefully give a better understanding of your start positions. Please review these and message me with any questions.
WHAT PROPS WILL I NEED?
Generally used in class are small hand weights ( I use 1kg), long exercise band and ankle weights ( I use 1kg). Listed in the class description will have the props used and all classes can be performed without
HOW LONG, OFTEN AND WHEN ARE NEW CLASSES RELEASED?
FUSE is around 50 minutes, one class is released every week around Tuesday lunchtime GMT. That class will stay active for one week, you can repeat it as many times as you like and is deleted when the new class posts.