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The strongest trees grow in the strongest winds

If you want to make progress in life you need to change your perception and reaction. Everything happens for me to improve my growth and contribution or everything happens to me (victim archetype). If you want your family and friends to change, you need to change yourself first. We are always progressing through pain and [...]

Don’t leave your body to hope and chance

Any success in your life is built on rituals and habitual patterns. Without a plan or end game, there is no goal to be disciplined for. Without a vision of the future we will return to the past, which tends to be full of bad habits and mistakes. The things we do every day are [...]

The love diet

Be a vehicle for adding value to people’s lives. Relationships will either highlight or magnify emotions. We value what we do highly. For example, being out of shape shows the value system is not high enough to be in shape. We expect everyone to have the same values as us. We often get the opposite [...]

Breaking the habit of being yourself

Dr Joe Dispenza has a called book ‘Breaking the habit of being yourself’. If you want to change you need to feed yourself a different diet, do something different. Nothing changes till you change. I have to train myself to do something different. Thoughts and actions only become easy when you drill them in enough. [...]

Knowing that if you lose, you are not the loser!

When something happens how do you feel and react?  Now have a deep think about it - how do you really want to feel and react? And finally, what are you willing to do to change the way you feel?  Here are 4 helpful tips to help you change the way you feel: Stop arguing [...]

A studio of equality

I am delighted and proud that my actions in the last 30 years of teaching supports equality, union and non-judgment.  Both studios follow the 2010 discrimination act. If you pop by you will find clients with all sorts of conditions, diseases and beliefs.  When we do Pilates, we become one. As the world becomes more [...]

Input v output

Creating lasting change is hard. The truth is anybody can establish a habit or make changes for 3, 6 or 12 months but continuing them long term can be a struggle. Creating change depends on our behaviour, it’s not what we say it’s what we do. Talk is cheap, things only occur when we take [...]

What is the core???

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?

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

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 [...]

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