8 reasons to invest in your spine!

By |2023-09-14T20:46:59+01:00September 14th, 2023|back pain|

Nobody wants back or spine problems especially as we age. Investing in a spine specific program can keep you active so you can enjoy life to the full. To maintain a healthy spine, it's important to practice good posture, engage in regular movement to strengthen the supporting muscles, maintain a healthy body weight, and seek [...]

Are you really training your core/powerhouse/bandhas/centre of whatever you want to call it?

By |2023-08-28T19:04:07+01:00August 28th, 2023|anger, Breathing, Depression, Joseph Pilates, life, love|

As you know I teach and practice holistic lifestyle and Pilates, and I will often use the word core, even though I will say that in isolation the individual muscles will do nothing. However this is where the understanding of the full method of  pilates apparatus and the body comes from. If you take class [...]

“As above so is below”.  

By |2023-08-28T09:34:22+01:00August 28th, 2023|accepting change, anatomy, anxiety, Breathing, habits, Mental health, mind, Mouth Breathing, Nitric Oxide, Nose Breathing, pain|

“The mind when housed in a healthful body, possesses a glorious sense of power’ – Joseph Pilates. The method of movement that you all know me for is: ‘Pilates’. The whole purpose of movement is to provide the body an environment in which it can heal itself from dis-ease and disconnection. We can all transform our pain into [...]

Do we need a beginner’s level entry in Pilates apparatus?

By |2023-08-14T12:44:13+01:00August 13th, 2023|classes|

After 30 years plus of teaching, my personal experience for Pilates apparatus is always to have some sort of beginner’s entry level or introductory course. I am fortunate enough to be able to do this at both my St.Helens and Manchester studio, but totally understand that other studios choose not to do this due to [...]

Are emotion and vision connected? 

By |2023-08-05T20:21:21+01:00August 5th, 2023|Depression, Embodied Emotion, Emotional Experience, face to face, impact, infant development, Inspiration, life, love, Mental health|

Like many of us, I have drastically increased my screen time during lockdown – for me, it’s been through teaching and studying. I’ve noticed a deterioration in my eyesight and have resorted to reading glasses. But am I treating the root cause or the symptom? Now I am not anti-glasses as you have seen me [...]

Don’t be the best, be the only!

By |2023-07-06T12:50:37+01:00July 6th, 2023|accepting change, anatomy, Anterior oblique sling system, anxiety, Breathing, clarity, classes, Deep longitudinal system, Depression, eccentric, Embodied Emotion, Emotional Experience, Events, Fitness, Flexibility, gossip|

At this stage of life, for me, teaching, coaching and consulting is much more about WHO I work with and the IMPACT I can bring rather than how MANY people I work with. We all have so much stuff going on in life and every person has challenges in many different ways. I have spent [...]

The five shocking truths about pilates studio finances

By |2023-06-11T19:55:44+01:00June 11th, 2023|accepting change, Events, face to face, Fitness, habits, Joseph Pilates, life, Mental health|

This is my experience of running Pilates apparatus studios in the Northwest UK and teaching worldwide after 30 years. Most private studios that I know of “bought themselves a business,” including myself at times. I have learnt the hard way, thus meaning the pricing was never graded right for clients, staff, the overheads of commercial [...]

How to find a good or bad Pilates reformer apparatus class!

By |2023-05-30T16:26:24+01:00May 30th, 2023|accepting change, anatomy, anger, anxiety, back pain, Bare feet, Depression, Embodied Emotion, Emotional Experience, Flexibility, love, Mental health, Mouth Breathing, Philsophy, pilates|

Firstly there are no good or bad. Everything in life is based on our perception. Our perception is determined by our upbringing including schooling, education, religion, beliefs and environment. Perception bias is the tendency to perceive ourselves and our environment in a subjective way. Although we like to think our judgment is impartial, we are, in fact, [...]

Can you make your destination your destiny?

By |2023-05-15T11:44:24+01:00May 15th, 2023|anxiety, back pain, connective tissue recovery, connective tissue repair, eccentric, Embodied Emotion, Emotional Experience, Fitness, Flexibility, infant development, Inspiration, life, love, mind, Mouth Breathing|

When you go on holiday, you have a clear destination in sight. There may be delays, cancellations, missed flights, but you know where you want to go and hopefully you will get there. Before booking, most of us would perhaps do some research, make an investment and then show up in order for the outcome [...]

30 Great Skills of a Fully Comprehensive Apparatus Pilates Teacher!

By |2023-04-28T18:32:40+01:00April 23rd, 2023|accepting change, pilates, Pilates apprenticeship, psychology, transformation|

Cueing, you must be able to adapt to the learning style of the person in front. They may need more hands on, perhaps visual or more auditory descriptions. Programming should be exciting and hassle free for clients. I try to alter the foot-bar only once in a 60 minute semi-private. That way the client has [...]

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