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Why pay more for Pilates apparatus???

By |2021-05-15T18:32:28+01:00May 15th, 2021|accepting change, anatomy, anger, classes, connective tissue recovery, connective tissue repair, Flexibility, Inspiration, Lateral sling sytem, stress|

How much is your health worth to you?  The movement methodology of equipment-based Pilates is not one that can easily afford to be discounted. There are very few uniquely accredited movement systems in Pilates (classical, contemporary or hybrid) that are respected and applauded in the Pilates community.  These methods require intense training programs with a [...]

The bathroom stinks……….

By |2021-04-29T16:17:48+01:00April 29th, 2021|back pain, carbohydrates, Events, life, Philsophy, psychology, stress, sugar, Teeth, tired, Wheat, yoga|

“My child, partner or friend is stinking out the bathroom”………is something that I regularly get told. Foul-smelling stools have an unusually strong, putrid smell. In many cases, foul-smelling stools occur due to the foods people eat and the bacteria present in their colon. However, foul-smelling stools can also indicate a serious health problem. Diarrhoea, bloating, or flatulence may occur [...]

Will Pilates cure my back pain?

By |2021-04-29T10:18:55+01:00April 29th, 2021|anger, anxiety, life, pain, tired|

Any movement to the body will either help of hinder us. This will depend on the condition of the tissue, the health of the person plus the environment (in other words the allostatic load). As Hippocrates said: “Food is either your medicine or your poison". The same goes for movement. There is no such thing as [...]

Will Pilates make me flexible?

By |2021-04-26T20:17:49+01:00April 26th, 2021|connective tissue recovery, connective tissue repair, Flexibility, life, Pandiculation, Philsophy, pilates, stress, transformation, yin & Yang, yoga|

First thing to remember, having a flexible able body will give you longevity in life.  Having a flexible mind will help you look at many points of view, giving you more empathy and compassion for others. Whether you are a weekend warrior athlete, a grandparent lifting the children or an office worker. We will all [...]

What is the core???

By |2021-04-26T18:27:17+01:00April 26th, 2021|Embodied Emotion, Emotional Experience, pilates, yoga|

The most common quote that I hear from clients is: “My physio or surgeon said I need to fire up my core?? So what exactly is the core and does it even exist. Firstly Joseph Pilates referred to the core as powerhouse or centre. In Yoga it is referred to as the bandhas. In cadaver [...]

Are you the straw man?

By |2021-04-19T12:51:35+01:00April 19th, 2021|Embodied Emotion, Emotional Experience, Immune system, life, Philsophy, psychology, stress, The straw man effect, tired, transformation|

A straw man fallacy occurs when someone takes another person's argument or point, distorts it or exaggerates it in some kind of extreme way, and then attacks the extreme distortion, as if that is really the claim the first person is making. I get flack from friends and relatives who think I am completely against [...]

Pilates & allostatic load for long covid

By |2021-04-18T18:34:28+01:00April 18th, 2021|accepting change, anger, anxiety, Embodied Emotion, Emotional Experience, genes, gut, Immune system, Inspiration, life, love, pain, pilates, psychology, stress, sugar, tired, transformation|

Pilates is a low impact gentler form of movement that can be ideal for long covid patients. This should work in conjunction with looking at diet, hydration, sleep, nutrition, thoughts and breathing.  Long covid or long flu has many complexities and does not present black and white. However, we do know that long covid has [...]

You can’t be everyone’s cheerleader

By |2021-04-18T18:33:45+01:00April 18th, 2021|accepting change, Embodied Emotion, Emotional Experience, Immune system, Inspiration, life, Uncategorised|

People come to me with everything from chronic pain to sports performance. If we want to see change in our body, we have to change our behaviours. In order to change our behaviours, we have to change our belief system. The hardest client to work with our firstly: Ourselves Spouse or partner Family Extended family [...]

Why I choose not to live in fear

By |2021-04-18T15:57:37+01:00April 18th, 2021|anger, Embodied Emotion, Emotional Experience, pain, stress, tired|

We are all in charge of our own destiny. We cannot choose how others think or behave, but we can choose how we think and behave.  The problem is that we expect everyone to share our belief system. Over the past few years, it has become clear that chronic inflammation is the underlying cause of [...]

What gets measured, gets improved

By |2021-04-12T18:24:34+01:00April 12th, 2021|anxiety, pain, Philsophy, psychology, transformation|

What gets measured, gets improved. It sounds simple, does it not? We have experienced and seen over the past year that the simple act of merely measuring something can have a tremendous influence on the thing itself (Covid 19 pandemic). If you track your steps with an app you will strive to complete your 10,000 a day. If [...]

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