A Pilates Instructor who does not cue the core? Here is a short piece on what I do teach and why, instead of the explicit teaching points such as “pull in your abs” “engage your core”, “brace your abs” etc I don’t explicitly ask you to work your core, strengthen your core, use your core […]Continue ReadingPilates Core. I don’t cue it, so what do I teach then?
I am a Pilates Instructor. I don’t Cue the Core. All Pilates Instructors cue the core don’t they? Not just Pilates Instructors either. Also it is teachers in aqua aerobics, dance aerobics, HiiT (high intensity interval training) , Strength and Conditioning classes, Bootcamp, Spin classes. I have encountered people who cue the core for when […]Continue ReadingWhy I Don’t Cue The Core
Regular Exercise Habits: How do we form them and how do we sustain them? After years of the regular exercise habit of weekly running I have stopped. The regular exercise habit just fell away. It was not as “baked in” to my week. Why did I keep going for over 10 years only to trip, […]Continue ReadingNot Running Up That Hill. Losing a regular exercise habit & how to regain it
Before considering best abdominal exercises we must ask: Why Work the Abs? By that I mean, in an exercise class or at the gym. Why work out the abdominal muscles using the best abdominal exercises, or, as is often the case, the most trendy exercises? (I am using the word Abdominal and Ab somewhat interchangeably […]Continue ReadingBest Abdominal Exercises. Discover what the abs are really for, to understand which are the most effective exercises
Chair Pilates is a Rarity in the Pilates World. It should be more common This is the Why There is a schism in the Pilates world. Some Tutors are believers in Classical Pilates: those who believe that Pilates is to be taught exactly as JP stated, in their pure form. Other Tutors are the devotees […]Continue ReadingChair Pilates: Why? How? Is it really Pilates?