Pilates for pelvic floor health & healing; How can a mainstream class help?

Female pelvic floor as seen from underneath

The pelvic floor & Pilates: two things often mentioned in the same sentence. Can you address difficulties with pelvic floor function in your Pilates class? I often get asked this. Or rather I get real world questions or statements that relate to the pelvic floor. My doctor said do Pilates for my pelvic floor weakness. […]

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How I learnt to love the Pilates Hundred. It was Cent to try me!

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 […]

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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 […]

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Not Running Up That Hill. Losing a regular exercise habit & how to regain it

graphic design pic of a woman running along a road

 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, […]

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