Future-proof your body with this daily movement that will change your life

27 March 2024
By Fashion Quarterly

Fluidform at Home offers access to effective exercises tailored for your body, from anywhere in the world.

Kirsten King’s specialised and effective programme is designed to transform your body in just 20 minutes a day from the comfort of your own home. Below, she explains why her method doesn’t just change bodies, it transforms lives.

Regardless of our age and gender, we are encultured to live with a level of discomfort, pain and imbalances. As women, we often hide our pain and men are taught to “get on with it”. Since the beginning of Fluidform, I have endeavored to normalise “optimal health”. No one should have to live with pain or discomfort. My experience in injury rehabilitation, prenatal and postpartum exercise, pre-hab and professional athletic training has shaped my ability to “read” bodies and identify acute physical imbalances and emotional barriers. [With Fluidform at Home] I teach a highly personalised and prescribed method proven to rebalance the body to work at its optimum.

Fluidform has a unique focus on your slow twitch, stabilising muscles, that support your joints, stability, balance and posture to realign and strengthen the body. Working these muscles in slow, controlled movements effectively balances your body, creating long, lean and toned muscles without causing stress on the joints and body. This type of exercise minimises the risk of injuries, supporting not only your fitness but day-to-day life. You will experience less pain, improve your flexibility, and start to move more efficiently.

The Fluidform journey starts by identifying the individual’s imbalances and releasing any emotional barriers to movement. Movement is about feeling comfortable and safe. These emotions ensure the body is relaxed and ready to move. This is an approach I have taken from my studios and replicated online, offering a personalised programme for all new members to get them started. It’s not uncommon for new members to experience an emotional release during their first few workouts. We ensure to match the level of care and detail you would expect from an in-studio class, at home.

A weak core generally impacts the posture — hunched over shoulders, tightness through the chest and a droopy head and neck. You’ll often feel off-balance, clinging to objects as you get up from the floor or chair, and experience pain in your neck, shoulders and lower back due to poor posture and body awareness. This lack of awareness and core strength can impede your confidence and composition, the way you hold and carry yourself as you move.

Often these unique pains and imbalances can be linked to past injuries or traumas, however the most common ones start with our day-to-day actions. Office workers develop pain in their lower back, neck and shoulders due to incorrect office ergonomics; pregnancy can bring its own unique set of discomforts and pain as your body adjusts to grow and prepare for childbirth; athletes or long-distance runners can experience pain in their feet, legs and hips as often they overwork certain muscle groups without glute activation and core control.

When we consistently work our muscles through controlled, targeted movements, they fatigue and gradually strengthen to achieve a more defined body. The first step is commitment, and the key is consistency. We practice and preach 20 minutes a day in order to fire and fatigue the muscles to gradually build strength, tone and confidence. However, any movement is better than none. It starts with creating a habit, which becomes a lifestyle.

As a result of social media, there is a stigma around who Pilates is for. Pilates is often dubbed as exercise for females, or there is a level of intimidation around it. We have Fluidform at Home members who email us after their first few weeks and say, “I didn’t think I was fit enough to do Pilates, until I found Fluidform” or “I was always intimidated to go to a studio, but now I’ve built the strength and found the confidence I needed with Fluidform at Home.”

Getting started, Kirsten's top tips:

Fluidform and Pilates is a highly unique and prescription experience for everyone, and while there is no “simple fix”, Kirsten recommends you start with the basics:

  1. Connect your breath to your movements to help with activation and engagement.
  2. Focus on your set-up position, finding a neutral spine position to support your head and lower back.
  3. Forget what you think you know about Pilates and find trust in the process. Consistency really is the key to results. 

This article originally appeared in Fashion Quarterly’s autumn 2024 issue. 


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