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!
So, Pilates and Bone Health : what’s the deal? Well it is a big one: As we age we need to work at bone health: Guard against losing strength and bone mass. How can Pilates help with that? Osteoporosis, or Brittle Bones is a health problem waiting in the wings for us all in the […]Continue ReadingBone Try! How Pilates can help Bone Health
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
Chair Pilates is a Rarity in the Pilates World. It should be more common This is the Why There is a schism in the Pilates world. Some Tutors are believers in Classical Pilates: those who believe that Pilates is to be taught exactly as JP stated, in their pure form. Other Tutors are the devotees […]Continue ReadingChair Pilates: Why? How? Is it really Pilates?