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?
I’d rather walk the plank than do the Plank This is what somebody said to me in class last week. It’s a funny quip, and is a great soundbite but it’s more than that – it encapsulated a widely held view – that Plank exercises are really hard and unpleasant. So this all got me […]Continue ReadingI’d Rather Walk the Plank Than Do a Plank