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?
Beginners Pilates: brimming with assumptions, expectations, and perceptions Just before I outline what a class might contain, I want to briefly get the misconceptions out of the way The Pilates Body; A Pilates Body Google “Pilates” and you will see what I mean Overwhelmingly (but no longer 100% I am pleased to say): young, white, […]Continue ReadingA Beginners Pilates Class: What to Expect
Chronic stress is insidious and its effects are everywhere in our body. We must learn to recognise this and begin a process of learning to manage stress more effectively Here is my long, partly accidental and very much ongoing story. A story of learning what stress does and how to manage it I haven’t experienced […]Continue ReadingHiding in plain sight: Effects of stress. How I came to realise that we must manage stress better