Before talking about a tight lower back, it may be best to answer the question: Where is the lower back? This is a lovely clear picture of the lower back. You can see the intervertebral discs in grey and the bones in between. Working down from the top we have the 12th Thoracic vertebra (that […]Continue ReadingFive Best Exercises for a Tight Lower Back
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