On Holiday: The One Menu Item That Motivates Me To Workout Harder


Celebrity Fitness Instructor Johanna May Irwin of Johanna May Pilates in Sydney Australia.


This holiday season, I have found myself in Lennox head, northern NSW.

I’ve been on holiday for four days now,and (so far) it has all been very leisurely.  Days and evenings have consisted of swims, lunches, walks, dinners, and yes, post detox wine; most of my favourite things. The Boxing Day test match has commenced, and that it the only sound that fills the house.

Earlier, as I was working out on the reformer, Peace sat on the couch, drinking a beer. Halfway through my work out his dad sent us a text to let us know that we will be going to a fancy restaurant for dinner, and I was thrilled as that is yet another one of my favourite things.

Being the supportive partner he is, Peace decided that he should read the entire menu out loud for me to give me more motivation to work out.   He only needed to say spanner crab linguini and my workout pace doubled!

The holidays can be an interesting time for most of us and I am so thrilled to have been able to enjoy myself and relax after a challenging, rewarding and fulfilling year.   I hope all of you are enjoying yours as well and getting ready to start a healthy and happy 2015!

Much love,




Merry Christmas All!


I just wanted to take a moment to  extend a big thank you to all of my friends, family and clients.

As may of you know, this has been a huge year for me. Your patience, support and encouragement has been truly incredible and I couldn’t have done it without all of you.  We have some great things planned for the new year (well, I hope you find them great) and I’m looking forward to an even more exciting 2015!

In the meantime, enjoy your holidays with your family and friends.

Merry Christmas all.

Much love,


12 Must-Have Songs In Your Summer Playlist

road trip



‘Tis the season of summer road trips and I’m heading off bright and early tomorrow morning. My bags are packed, and I have my playlist ready to go. These are the songs that will be getting me through my 10- hour drive tomorrow. What songs will be driving you?

Beast of Burden.

The Rolling Stones

Marvin Gaye
Syl Johnson
Bobby Womack
The Rolling Stones
Ariel Pink
Roberts flack
Elvis Presley
Roy Orbison
Fleetwood Mac
Fontella Bass
Aretha Flankin
Much love,