Only 5? Of course there are more reasons to do Pilates than that, but… These are 5 of the most beneficial reasons to do Pilates. Reason One: Pilates is full body strength training. Any effective strength training programme needs to work on the whole body, starting with the feet working up through into the shoulders, […]Continue ReadingReasons to do Pilates in 2024: Five of the best.
The pelvic floor & Pilates: two things often mentioned in the same sentence. Can you address difficulties with pelvic floor function in your Pilates class? I often get asked this. Or rather I get real world questions or statements that relate to the pelvic floor. My doctor said do Pilates for my pelvic floor weakness. […]Continue ReadingPilates for pelvic floor health & healing; How can a mainstream class help?
What is a Wellness Grift? Basically a grifter is a con artist and what they do is grifting. The wellness industry is littered with them. People who exploit aspects of wellness for personal gain. Lots of people have got in on this act. Some well meaning, some foolish, some out and out grifters, The wellness […]Continue ReadingA Squash & a Squeeze. New pelvic floor regime or wellness grift?
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!
A Pilates Instructor who does not cue the core? Here is a short piece on what I do teach and why, instead of the explicit teaching points such as “pull in your abs” “engage your core”, “brace your abs” etc I don’t explicitly ask you to work your core, strengthen your core, use your core […]Continue ReadingPilates Core. I don’t cue it, so what do I teach then?