It’s been said time and time again that attaining a morning ritual or taking solo time before the pressures of the day begin, can truly help success, productivity and happiness.
We are fascinated about how other people spend their mornings before they arrive in the public eye, polished for their day.
We wonder, what did they eat for breakfast? Did they meditate? Did they stretch? Did they hit the snooze button? Did they only need to worry about themselves or a family? …So many questions!
Follow along as we step into the mornings of a wide range of successful ladies to uncover what habits put the spring in their morning step…
This week belongs to the beautiful Laura Mohi, owner/founder of Wild Pilates Studio in Auckland city.
Laura Mohi is the owner/founder of Wild Pilates Studio in Newmarket where she is the lead Pilates instructor and specialises in Reformer Pilates training.
Tell us, what does your morning look like as you roll out of bed…
I am up early with my first client sessions starting at 6am. I wake and have time for a quick shower. It takes me a few minutes to get to work and I have 15-20 minutes to drink my green tea and set up for my morning sessions. I then take my first 2 sessions depending on the day I either have reformer classes or reformer Private sessions, I love teaching so after my first sessions for the day I am energized and ready for the day. At 8am I have half an hour to myself to have a little breakfast and a long black If I need it.
What’s the first thing you drink?
- A big glass of water then Green Tea , lately loose leaf oolong
What’s the first thing you eat?
- I usually have a small break between classes around 8am I either have a homemade green smoothie or If I need a bigger breakfast my go-to is the quinoa porridge from Wise Cicada, as they are my neighbours.
What’s your favourite way to move your body in the morning?
- Pilates, of course. I have time in the morning to do a few stretches and ab exercises to wake up my core before teaching my first classes. If I have any cancellations or a quieter schedule I do a full Reformer Pilates workout.
How important is stillness or ‘quiet space’ first thing?
- Very important, I make sure I get to work in time to spend some time in my studio to put some quiet music on, finish my green tea and go through a few exercises. I have worked hard to set up a tranquil, calm space for my clients.
Describe your ultimate morning. No kids, no obligations…?
- As I am usually on such a tight schedule in the mornings, my ultimate morning would give me time to wake up and get outside. Other than pilates, my passion is nature so a walk or run at one of my favourite regional parks like Tawharanui, (I prefer secluded beaches and tracks) , followed by a delicious brunch with friends or a trip to the market.
Please share your favourite breakfast recipe…what’s your go-to?
- I have a green smoothie at work during the week days and if I have more time I make it into a green smoothie bowl.
1/2 frozen banana
3 pieces of chopped pineapple
2 handfuls of spinach
1/2 cup coconut milk or almond milk
1 tsp ground flaxmeal
1 tsp chia seeds
Handful fresh mint leaves
Blend the spinach, mint and coconut milk first until smooth then add the remaining ingredients, add a little extra water if needed for correct consistency, drink as a smoothie or for a smoothie bowl, pour into bowl and top with your favourite granola, berries and a tablespoon of nut butter.
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