10 Minutes With: Pilates Instructor, Lottie Murphy
Wonder what it’s like working in the wellness industry? We find out first-hand from Pilates Instructor and Lifestyle Blogger, Lottie Murphy, who is making a name for herself with her balanced approach to health and wellbeing.
30 Second CV
Name: Lottie Murphy
Current Title/Company: Pilates Instructor, Health Coach and Lifestyle Blogger
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Brief overview of what you do:
I juggle teaching Pilates classes (individual and group) with writing my blog and working with various brands on different projects. I’ve recently become a holistic health coach and also organise my own events and teach on retreats. Life is busy but I wouldn’t change it for the world. I’m all about balance, so you will likely see me with a green juice in the morning and a glass of red in the evening!
Can you describe your job in 3-5 words?
Varied, active, fun and inspiring.
Do you have a weekday morning routine?
My mornings vary depending on whether or not I have early morning clients, but a healthy breakfast is a must. I love eggs on sourdough or a smoothie.
What does a typical day at your desk look like?
I’m not usually at a desk! I’ll be in the studio teaching clients and classes, having meetings in coffee shops, or working from my MacBook at my favourite healthy hangouts. When I am at my desk at home then I always have a candle burning and a homemade healthy matcha latte or hot chocolate.
What’s been the best moment of your career so far?
There’s been so many pinch-me moments over the last couple of years, including being featured in Men’s Health and Red Magazine, but my favourite thing about my career is meeting such empowering and inspiring people. The people make my job.
Your job – the good, the bad, the ugly:
The good: Doing what I love means work doesn’t feel like work at all.
The bad: 5am alarms.
The ugly: Post-workout sweatiness.
What would you say to your twenty year old self with the benefit of hindsight?
Things don’t happen overnight. Be patient and keep being true to yourself.
Who are your role models?
My mum and my best friends. I am so lucky to have such strong women around me who inspire me every single day.
My weekday wardrobe consists of: Leggings with a mesh cut-out, grey tee, Sweaty Betty knit and Adidas trainers.
My weekend wardrobe consists of: Black jeans, grey tee, biker boots and a leather jacket.
What’s your favourite way to treat yourself?
A good massage or some reflexology.
What is your guilty pleasure?
My guilty pleasure is chocolate, I eat it every day! I’m definitely addicted.
What is your number one tip for wellbeing?
Even if it’s for only two minutes a day, be still, close your eyes and just breathe.
How do you relax and recharge?
I take a long bath with Epsom salts, candles burning and read my book.
What is your go-to healthy dinner after a busy day at work?
Prawn stir-fry with lots of colourful veggies, cooked in coconut oil with a tamari and tahini dressing and lots of dried herbs and chilli flakes.
How do you achieve work/life balance?
I used to work and do emails until 11pm, but now I tell myself that emails can wait. I need to switch off and spend time with my loved ones.
Image: Gary Morrisroe