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. […]Continue ReadingPilates for pelvic floor health & healing; How can a mainstream class help?
So you have a diagnosis of Osteoporosis. Why do Pilates ? It is quite a stressful thing to receive a diagnosis of Osteoporosis. You don’t know how it is going to impact your future, your lifestyle, quality of life or even life expectancy. You don’t know which activities are safe and what are best avoided. I […]Continue ReadingPilates for Osteoporosis: Pros & Cons
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!
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
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