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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+00:00 March 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 September 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+00:00 September 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|anatomy, Inspiration, life, pilates, yoga|0 Comments

Back pain – Is prolapsed disc the cause? Part 1

Back Pain - "The truth behind bulging discs"  I get so many enquiries every week about clients wanting to start pilates and yoga for back pain. Social media and the national press have done studios and teachers a great favour by promoting lots of articles. However there are a few important facts. People are forever [...]

By | 2018-05-16T13:11:17+00:00 September 20th, 2016|anatomy, back pain, Embodied Emotion, life, pilates, stress, yoga|0 Comments

Could stress, core and your tight pants be linked ?

As we head into Summer at my studio clinics, enquiries for Pilates, GYROTONIC, Yoga and CHEK coaching always go through the roof. Summer has always been the busiest month of the year for me. The warm weather makes us shed our clothes and draws our attention to our exposed sun bodies. The most common enquiry [...]

By | 2019-04-28T19:37:41+00:00 August 7th, 2016|anatomy, pilates, stress, yoga|0 Comments

The importance of the squat?

The squat is one of the most used Primal Patterns® movements and yet is most poorly performed by people. Since we have progressed to sitting on chairs, driving and spending endless hours seated we have actually regressed in our range of motion.                           Every [...]

By | 2018-05-16T13:11:17+00:00 July 17th, 2016|anatomy, back pain, Gyrotonic, life, pilates, yoga|0 Comments