When Pilates Goes Wrong

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I’m a huge Pilates Anytime fan because I can take a class with some of the best teachers in the world whenever I want. However slick the videos are this little holiday gift shows what happens behind the scenes. Merry Christmas!

The studio is taking shape

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I can not believe that I have owned this beautiful Centerline Pilates studio equipment for nearly three weeks  and only got the opportunity to jump onto it yesterday.  When you move into an old house with “character” it takes up a lot of your time. The studio is now ready and the rest of the […]

If its easy it’s probably not Pilates

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I have been returning to some very simple mat Pilates movements in my own practice recently and of course this then flows out into my teaching. This attention to detail also applies to many studio equipment exercises and it makes such a huge difference to some exercises that you can sometimes coast through. There’s a […]

Pilates Changes Your Body II

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I’m not much one for posting gratuitous selfies, but I had to grit my teeth and post this little beauty, no photoshop my foot really is that gorgeous! A short while ago for some reason I had a good look at my feet and was horrified to see the left one was developing a bunion. […]

Barefoot Shoes

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As an osteopath I’m constantly warning women of the strain high heeled shoes put on your body. The bony architecture of the ankle is at it’s least stable when your ankle is plantar flexed in a high heel and then you have to support your body weight with an altered centre of gravity on this […]

Why I love the Pilates bridge

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The bridge is one of my favourite Pilates exercises for many reasons. It combines the need for strength, stability and mobility and has so many variations you can keep it both interesting and challenging for clients. The exercise can act as a diagnostic tool that can then inform the next exercise in your sequence. The […]

Pilates & Low Back Pain: Herniated Discs

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I usually spend most of my time trying to encourage as many people as possible to get into Pilates. I love it, I love what it has done for me and I want them to love it too! Every now and again I regretfully have to tell someone that it is not the right exercise […]