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?
What Is the Shoulder & Come to think of it, Where is it? The shoulder is, in some ways a rather vague term. What we have is an upper arm bone and a shoulder blade. Also in the mix, but not actually the shoulder is the collar bone and the rib cage. Without them there […]Continue ReadingBlade Runner 2019: Five Things You Really Need To Know About Your Shoulder
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?