Pilates for pelvic floor health & healing; How can a mainstream class help?

Female pelvic floor as seen from underneath

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. […]

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A Squash & a Squeeze. New pelvic floor regime or wellness grift?

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 […]

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How I learnt to love the Pilates Hundred. It was Cent to try me!

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 […]

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