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The fat cells of 42 – 57 year old females

So I am approaching 50 and my body is changing all the time. One size does not fit all. It's a myth that pilates or any other kind of exercise makes you slim. Flat abdominals always start in the kitchen. Everyone is different and this is why consultations are so important. We need to access [...]

Bruce Lee: “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”

We are more likely to learn in life, school, work and relationships by the mistakes we make rather than the positive outcomes. Admitting to any sort of mistake or misdemeanour that takes great courage. Most of us wiggle our way out and play the child, victim, saboteur or prostitute archetype (survival archetypes). This is not [...]

Get out of survival mode

We are all presently experiencing challenges to our survival, that being our health, job, money, relationships and children. The combined stresses put many of us in a more compromised state of health, making us more vulnerable to disease and injury. This is because we are in a state of fight, flight or freeze. Fight mode [...]

Is there a right way to move?

So we all move in different ways. This is due to multiple factors including genes, environment, conditioning, experience, flexibility, strength, stability, balance and the state of the nervous system that day. "If its not broke, don't fix it" - I disagree with this statement. The better the condition of the human body, the better the [...]

Ten top virtual teaching tips for pilates and yoga teachers

So if like me you had pondered about online teaching but were then forced to use virtual platforms during covid-19. Here follows ten top tips to make your sessions exciting, educational, inviting and enjoyable for you to do. 1. Fees - Firstly decide are you going to charge or not charge. There is no right [...]

By |2020-04-17T22:15:11+01:00April 17th, 2020|accepting change, life, love, pain, psychology, stress, tired|0 Comments

‘Everything changes in a blink of an eye’ – Buddha

There is no greater opportunity than now to look at the part you choose to play in the greater world. Of course no one likes change or hardship of any sort. Buddhism teaches us that change is good and suffering is necessary. We all want everything to be easy and to feel no pain in [...]

By |2020-04-16T11:07:25+01:00March 24th, 2020|accepting change, life, love, pain|0 Comments

Five anatomy myths that Pilates and Yoga teachers make

So I speak from experience here as i’ve had over 30 years in the fitness and dance business; 25 of those years were as a pilates/yoga teacher, and just under 20 years of those were owning commercial studios. Here are five of the many anatomy myths that i’ve encountered over the years. I now offer [...]

By |2020-03-07T17:54:56+00:00March 6th, 2020|anatomy, back pain, pain|0 Comments

‘The way you do anything, is the way you do everything’

Why does the saying ring true with everything from our personal to work life: "The way you do anything, is the way you do everything". The way someone handles their money, mows the lawn, organises their desk at work, cooks the food, tidies the house, disposes of their rubbish not only reflects the way they [...]

By |2019-12-22T21:10:07+00:00September 11th, 2019|accepting change, genes, life, love, pain, sadness, stress, tired, words|0 Comments

Addictions – painkillers, smoking, drinking, shopping, exercise, sugar & sex

This week I appeared on an ITV news feature on painkillers with my client Claire Madin. Most people will seek me out because of my Pilates and Yoga teacher qualifications. However when they come to me I always treat the person and not the disease. Pilates and Yoga is, and has been medically proven to [...]