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Primal Movements: Does Pilates Deliver the Goods?

Cave Paintings from The Sahara Desert, around 12,000 years old

Primal Movements: The Fundamentals We humans  love to classify and organise things and so  we do it with human movements.     One classification is that of Primal Movements, that is, the fundamental movements that our ancestors needed to survive, eat, and generally get through life.  The question is, will you practice these fundamental Primal movements in […]

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Life: Does My Bum Look Big Enough in This? (Are my Glutes strong, functional and fit for purpose?)

Author standing in full

Strong, functional Glutes? What’s This Bum Deal Then? Our bottom is so so so much more than an aesthetic item to be viewed, pondered, berated, idolised. There was a time when women were fed the line that cellulite was the baddie and thus war was declared. Now it is shape.  We are condemned, it would […]

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PILATES: 2020 Vision

New Beginnings I sat down to write this in January, full of enthusiasm for talking about where Pilates would go in the new decade,  how it might evolve. I began by trawling the internet for predicted fitness and Pilates trends.   If I am being generous, then what I gleaned from my search is that most […]

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A Pelvic Floor Story: The Hidden World That Deserves the Limelight

Pelvic Floor: A Pelvey Tale Once upon a time there was a lady.  She wasn’t a Princess and, just between you and me, she’d long since given up on Prince Charming. She had received no visits from her Fairy Godmother and turned her attention instead to the arrivals from Amazon whilst, naturally, dreaming of John […]

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