Rethinking and Re-feeling Pilates Abdominal Exercises

Author doing the Pilates Roll Up exercise

Pilates Abdominal Exercises Please don’t google the above phrase. Ok then, do google it, but I’d say “fake news”. Here is the summary of what google will tell you. There are Pilates abdominal exercises and they’ll work your core and flatten your stomach.  You will be sculpted and toned if you do them. If you […]

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A Pilates Instructor for 20 years. Wow, but are we nearly there yet?

I qualified as a Pilates Instructor 20 years ago this month.  I’ve come a long way in that time, and so has Pilates. The origin story is unpredictable, my career has been a meandering journey of fitness around a parallel journey of the other defining feature my last two decades: having  children.  And what of […]

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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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