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Five of the mistakes I’ve made as a pilates/yoga teacher so far:

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 just five of the many mistakes that i've learnt from over the years. I now [...]

By |2020-03-04T16:51:47+00:00February 28th, 2020|anger, love, pilates, yoga|0 Comments

Does isolation exist in the body?

When we look at traditional anatomy books, pictures or images, we are seeing someones interpretation of what's important to them after dissecting, so they take charge of what's worth cutting away and what's worth keeping. All anatomy images when placed on exercises or marketed in movement/treatment are merely a perception of the authors view of [...]

‘Shoot for the moon as even if you miss you will fall among the stars’

If you’re suffering from pain, long term illness or disease, chances are you need a new way of seeing things – that is, you need a paradigm shift. This could get you back to being pain free, healthy, feeling happy and not chronically inflamed. It’s usually fear that holds us back (False, Evidence, Appearing, Real) [...]

Talent, skill & footballer Steven Pienaar

Why have some of us got it and some of us have not? Whether it's football, pilates, yoga, playing an instrument, passing an exam or taking up a new hobby. Every human has a skill; this is based on revolutionary scientific discovery involving a neural insulator called myelin, which some neurologists now consider being the [...]

By |2018-05-16T13:11:03+01:00March 4th, 2018|life, Philsophy, pilates|0 Comments

Holly Willoughby’s Pilates routine & the spot reduction myth

Over the last few weeks, my phone has not stopped going. Holly Willoughby has lost an incredible lot of weight and allegedly owes it all to Pilates reformer apparatus and mat with Pilates guru teacher Lynne Robinson.  Lynne is the celebrity teacher to the stars including Elizabeth Hurley and Sophie Dahl. Mother of three Holly [...]

By |2018-05-16T13:11:06+01:00October 28th, 2017|pilates, stress, sugar, tired, Victoria Secret|0 Comments

Men do Pilates featuring TV chef & Strictly ace Simon Rimmer

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 [...]

By |2018-05-16T13:11:09+01:00September 17th, 2017|eccentric, Events, pilates, tired|0 Comments

Men do Pilates featuring Azeem Amir Bind Athlete

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 [...]

By |2018-05-16T13:11:09+01:00September 17th, 2017|accepting change, Inspiration, life, pilates|0 Comments

Connective tissue turnover & eccentric training

Can you really achieve healing and postural results on the body during a small period of time? Medical studies tell us that a minimum of twelve weeks is required to achieve effective recovery and tissue adaptation. All our studios offer twelve week courses, any less than this and the client will not achieve long term benefits [...]

Bauhaus architecture & it’s relation to movement

Form follows function - In bodies & buildings This December I came across the architectural design of 'Bauhaus' in Tel Aviv. The Bauhaus, a German word meaning "house of building", was a school founded in 1919 in Weimar, Germany by architect Walter Gropius. The Bauhaus was the most influential modernist art school of the 20th century, [...]

By |2018-05-16T13:11:14+01:00December 25th, 2016|anatomy, life, pilates, yoga|0 Comments

Why did Joe, Iyengar & Julio use equipment?

Equipment with clients - is it right? Do we need it? Below is a thought provoking question submitted to our studio from an interested party. We have two fully equipped Pilates, GYROTONIC ® and Yoga studios and do have lots of props as well as mat sessions only.  Interested client: "My concern is twofold, 1) [...]

By |2018-05-16T13:11:17+01:00September 23rd, 2016|anatomy, Inspiration, life, pilates, yoga|0 Comments