Before talking about a tight lower back, it may be best to answer the question: Where is the lower back? This is a lovely clear picture of the lower back. You can see the intervertebral discs in grey and the bones in between. Working down from the top we have the 12th Thoracic vertebra (that […]Continue ReadingFive Best Exercises for a Tight Lower Back
Like Douglas Adams, before you read this I would like to show you something: I qualified as a Pilates Instructor in 2004 and have been studying, training, learning and developing ever since. However, am I really teaching Pilates ? Does it matter? Come to think of it: What is Pilates and where did it come […]Continue ReadingAm I Really A Pilates Instructor?
Ab-dominant and Ab-sessed Society is seemingly obsessed by the body beautiful and the aesthetic of the flat stomach. As a 52 year old post menopausal woman, it is not something that I lose sleep over (although I have bloating/IBS issues which I wrote about in a previous blog post which you can read here.) […]Continue ReadingAB-DOMINANCE: Why are we so ab-sessed with the Abdominals?
Running is so on trend right now isn’t it? Seemingly most people you meet are dressed for exercise. I am certainly guilty of that one. Gone are days of the twin set and pearls but believe me, I wore them in a previous life. Park Run is mushrooming. I’m sure you know a few people […]Continue ReadingWalking Back To Happiness
What Is the Shoulder & Come to think of it, Where is it? The shoulder is, in some ways a rather vague term. What we have is an upper arm bone and a shoulder blade. Also in the mix, but not actually the shoulder is the collar bone and the rib cage. Without them there […]Continue ReadingBlade Runner 2019: Five Things You Really Need To Know About Your Shoulder