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 […]Continue ReadingPILATES: 2020 Vision
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 […]Continue ReadingA Pelvic Floor Story: The Hidden World That Deserves the Limelight
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?