The Pilates Hundred Exercise: iconic, demanding and misunderstood The Hundred is one of the most famous Pilates exercises in the repertoire It is one of Joseph Pilates’ original 34, as outlined in his 1945 book, A Return to Life Through Contrology Back then Pilates didn’t have its eponymous name. Joseph Pilates called his method Contrology […]Continue ReadingHow I learnt to love the Pilates Hundred. It was Cent to try me!
Bone Try! How Pilates can help Bone Health
So, Pilates and Bone Health : what’s the deal? Well it is a big one: As we age we need to work at bone health: Guard against losing strength and bone mass. How can Pilates help with that? Osteoporosis, or Brittle Bones is a health problem waiting in the wings for us all in the […]Continue ReadingBone Try! How Pilates can help Bone Health
Pilates Core. I don’t cue it, so what do I teach then?
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?
Why I Don’t Cue The Core
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
Not Running Up That Hill. Losing a regular exercise habit & how to regain it
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