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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 [...]

England FC do Pilates

If you thought pilates was just for women think again. Professional athletes have been using pilates, yoga and apparatus for years as part of their rehabilitation and pre-habilitation program. My first professional rugby league team was the ‘Saints’ (St.Helens) back in 1997. The strength and conditioning coach was Nigel Ashley Jones who had arrived from [...]

By |2021-07-11T10:17:20+01:00July 11th, 2021|connective tissue recovery, life, pilates|0 Comments

Will Pilates make me flexible?

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???

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 [...]

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 [...]

Self doubt, fear & critical thinking

Twenty twenty may have left us with wounds that are hard to shrug off, experiencing emotions such as grief, sadness, anger and frustration. However I have to ask you, when have you learnt more in life, would that be in suffering or in happiness? My experience is that great opportunities and self development can come [...]

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) [...]

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