Yearly Archives: 2016


Adrenal gland fatigue, myth or reality?

Are you running on empty? When I was training in dance over 25 years ago, I remember the symptoms associated with adrenal gland fatigue particularly in performers, yet it was never recognised. Dancers would train for shows or exams and often fall ill and the understudy would step in at the last minute. This is [...]

Why did Joe, Iyengar & Julio use equipment?

Equipment with clients - is it right? Do we need it? Below is a thought provoking question submitted to our studio from an interested party. We have two fully equipped Pilates, GYROTONIC ® and Yoga studios and do have lots of props as well as mat sessions only.  Interested client: "My concern is twofold, 1) [...]

By |2018-05-16T13:11:17+01:00September 23rd, 2016|anatomy, Inspiration, life, pilates, yoga|0 Comments

Back pain – Is prolapsed disc the cause? Part 1

Back Pain - "The truth behind bulging discs"  I get so many enquiries every week about clients wanting to start pilates and yoga for back pain. Social media and the national press have done studios and teachers a great favour by promoting lots of articles. However there are a few important facts. People are forever [...]

By |2023-05-03T18:38:00+01:00September 20th, 2016|anatomy, back pain, Embodied Emotion, life, pilates, stress, yoga|0 Comments

Help I’ve forgot – Stress & Memory

How stress affects our memory Yikes, you pass someone down the street and you cannot remember their name? You go through every part of the brain trying to remember the where, how and circumstance that you know them but it just does not connect. Better still you're thinking of that film with the car crash and [...]

By |2018-05-16T13:11:17+01:00August 29th, 2016|Inspiration, life, stress|0 Comments

How should Yoga, Pilates & academic subjects actually be taught?

As an adult learner, do you understand your learning type? If I was given a second chance to go to school again, I would not choose the normal sit in front of  a blackboard for X number of hours a day. I would've have chosen a more creative and cognitive space such as a Montessori [...]

By |2018-05-16T13:11:17+01:00August 27th, 2016|anatomy, Emotional Experience, Inspiration, life, yoga|0 Comments

Every cigarette contains half a teaspoon of sugar

 Did you know that every cigarette contains half a teaspoon of sugar Talk to any smoker and they will usually agree that it's not the best for their health. Then what is it and why is that some can give up and make change and others stay stuck in a rut. Did you know that [...]

By |2018-05-16T13:11:17+01:00August 27th, 2016|Emotional Experience, stress|0 Comments

Could stress, core and your tight pants be linked ?

As we head into Summer at my studio clinics, enquiries for Pilates, GYROTONIC, Yoga and CHEK coaching always go through the roof. Summer has always been the busiest month of the year for me. The warm weather makes us shed our clothes and draws our attention to our exposed sun bodies. The most common enquiry [...]

By |2019-04-28T19:37:41+01:00August 7th, 2016|anatomy, pilates, stress, yoga|0 Comments

The importance of the squat?

The squat is one of the most used Primal Patterns® movements and yet is most poorly performed by people. Since we have progressed to sitting on chairs, driving and spending endless hours seated we have actually regressed in our range of motion.                           Every [...]

By |2018-05-16T13:11:17+01:00July 17th, 2016|anatomy, back pain, Gyrotonic, life, pilates, yoga|0 Comments

Reducing injury and improving performance in running

While presenting earlier on this year at the British Fascia Sympoium, I was fortunate enough to meet Dr. Wilbour Kelsick. A veteran member of the official staff for the Canadian National and Olympic teams. Dr. Kelsick believes that optimal health is the result of balance in several areas of life. Wilbur looked at fascial training [...]

By |2018-05-16T13:11:17+01:00July 16th, 2016|back pain, pilates, running, yoga|0 Comments
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