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Garuda v Pilates Reformer

Like Usain Bolt, everyone wants a quick result in life, but few recognise, the time effort, energy and expenditure, dedication and discipline required. You see “You cannot fire a canon from a canoe”- Paul Chek. At my Pilates studio we have a holistic (whole body approach). This is the truth; you cannot treat the body [...]

By |2022-04-24T19:59:47+01:00April 24th, 2022|pilates|0 Comments

How to deliver an amazing Pilates class

The teacher You cannot teach movement if the movement itself is not in your body. So you may not have the flexibility, core strength or right body type to achieve the full posture, but do your best to have an understanding and know a modification to demonstrate. Make sure you know your subject – You would [...]

By |2022-04-20T21:17:56+01:00April 20th, 2022|Joseph Pilates, pilates|0 Comments

The only thing in your way is yourself…….

I get enquiries every day for teacher training, chronic pain, Pilates apparatus and so on. These are the thoughts and actions that hold people back that prevent people from progressing forwards with me by signing up and in life. I don’t have the energy I don’t have the time I don’t have the skill The [...]

Before approaching 2022, practice gratitude…..

Ask yourself: What are you grateful for in the year 2021 ??? I am grateful for every experience of hardship and pain. As you actually learn and grow more from discomfort that you do form pleasure I am grateful for all clients who have been in a position to support the studios I am grateful [...]

It was great to be back at Garuda

I mentioned it in Thursdays newsletter about ‘what people MIGHT think’ That I was back at Garuda Pilates studio for the first time in what felt like forever Was great to be back on those amazing machines of James de Silva By the end? I was actually quite breathless, but in a good way Like,… lactic [...]

7 reasons to do one to one Pilates programming

1. INDIVIDUAL EXPERT ADVICE In a world diluted with influencers and Pilates “pros”, you can’t beat expert advice from a qualified and experienced professional. A qualified Pilates teacher is the expert you need to provide you tailored advice and exercises, whether you’re goal is to: Complete your first marathon or triathlon Improve your sporting game [...]

By |2022-06-12T10:06:56+01:00November 25th, 2021|One to one training, pilates|0 Comments

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 [...]

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