Number One : Where is the lower back? Our sense of the lower back is often a bit vague and it depends upon whether you think of your “back” as your spine or the back of your body in general. For this piece I’m talking about the spine. The individual bones of the spine have […]Continue ReadingFive Things You Really Need To Know About Your Lower Back
Neutral Pelvis, Neutral Spine Ok, so it can’t be too hard to work out what inspired this Blog post: the middle way that is secure, and ( I can’t believe I’m actually going to write this…) strong and stable. Who says Exercise Instructors can’t make political jokes eh? So leaving the Body Politic in return […]Continue ReadingNeutral Territory of Pilates: the Strong and Stable Middle Ground.
Core Strength – we all we want it. Some of us think we have good core strength, some think theirs is weak, we all reckon it’s a bit special The Emperor’s new suit of clothes, was, according to the weavers, invisible to people who were stupid or incompetent. So the Emperor’s subjects, not wishing to […]Continue ReadingCore Strength: The Emperor’s New Clothes of the Fitness World
Recently I was talking to a client about doing some Pilates exercises in her dinner break. She has a high powered marketing job and doesn’t have the chance to have a proper break and it got me thinking, what is the minimum amount of time to needed to make your Pilates worthwhile? There are myriad benefits […]Continue ReadingA Pilates Workout – How long is long enough?
I often meet people who have been diagnosed, often after consulting a Physiotherapist or Osteopath or even their GP, with having “weak glutes”. That is, the major muscles in the buttocks, known collectively as the glutes, or gluteals, are weak, dysfunctional or , to put it another way, are not working properly. All of those […]Continue ReadingA Bridge Over Troubled Glutes?