Men do Pilates featuring transplant swimmer Matthew Burrows

By | September 18th, 2017|connective tissue recovery, connective tissue repair, Events, Inspiration|

Matthew received a life-changing kidney transplant in April 2015 following eight years of poor health due to kidney failure. During these eight years daily life was tough and sports near impossible and for Matthew who had always been a keen sportsman the loss of his health and fitness was a major blow. Following transplantation, Matthew [...]

Men do Pilates featuring TV chef & Strictly ace Simon Rimmer

By | September 17th, 2017|eccentric, Events, pilates, tired|

Hats off to our client Simon Rimmer - Simon is presently taking the grueling challenge of BBC Strictly Come Dancing. Like Pilates, everyone thinks Ballroom and Latin are easy. They are not I did this at dance college myself, it's athletic in every way. Sports personalities such as Football ace Jermaine Defoe and boxing legend [...]

Men do Pilates featuring Azeem Amir Bind Athlete

By | September 17th, 2017|accepting change, Inspiration, life, pilates|

As more and more men turn to Pilates I thought I would feature some of the men who have been frequenting our studio.  First of all, Joeseph Pilates was a man, there is nothing sissy about Pilates. I have taught countless world-class athletes who have been reduced to a quiver in my sessions.  This week we [...]

Is it prostrate cancer or is it a fungal infection?

By | September 10th, 2017|accepting change, Embodied Emotion, Emotional Experience, stress, sugar|

This is not a subject we like to talk about, we may snigger or cower with embarrassment. Women are told to check their men's prostates and men are told to check their women's breast for cancer. As more and more clients call me suffering from prostate problems or breast cancer I felt the time is [...]

Itchy legs, running, the gut and skin disorders

By | September 10th, 2017|connective tissue recovery, connective tissue repair, Embodied Emotion, Emotional Experience, pain, stress, sugar, tired|

When I was back at dance college i recall getting itchy legs after petit and grand allegro in the ballet class. I thought it was eczema and irritation to the nylon unflattering ballet tights. Fast forwards another twenty years and I have experienced itchy legs straight after running. Not only did I notice this but I [...]

Pain – Physical, mental and emotional – it’s all the same

By | August 14th, 2017|accepting change, back pain, Embodied Emotion, Emotional Experience, Inspiration, life, pain, Philsophy, psychology, sugar, tired|

Pain can be difficult—difficult to get through, difficult to describe, difficult to quantify, difficult to treat and difficult to get others to understand. The perception of pain is subjective—one person’s agony of pain may be shrugged off by another as an inconvenience. Healthcare providers often ask people to rate their pain on a scale of [...]

Inflammation – How can we play a part?

By | August 14th, 2017|pain, Philsophy, psychology, stress, tired|

Throughout the last twenty five years of teaching clients and children, inflammation has been on the rise. When i was at school you only heard of asthma and eczema, now there is whole other list of complications that both parents and children have to battle with. In my early days of teaching i did not [...]

“Some- thing or no-thing” – English housewife saying

By | August 11th, 2017|Philsophy, psychology|

Old English housewife saying: "Something or Nothing".  How many ways can we interpret this? Could we delve a little deeper and apply this to human life and living. In order to live we must breathe, without breath we would die. We breathe every day unconsciously. When we go into deep day dreams, mediative states or runners [...]

Time cannot be managed but activities can

By | August 5th, 2017|running, stress, tired|

The more people I talk to and clients that I meet, the more and more everyone is telling me how they don't have time. The way life is now we are bombarded with a multitude of options and decisions every minute and we need to make wise choices for a healthy, wealthy lifestyle. Time cannot be [...]

“I’m not losing weight” – It could be a stress response

By | August 5th, 2017|Embodied Emotion, life, stress, tired|

Weight loss is big business. If you are on a diet right now, or trying to lose weight, there is a giant industry out there you should be familiar with. Remember if it says low fat or diet it means it's nutritionally deficient and probably stuffed with additives, artificial sweeteners  and processed sources. Food replacements and [...]