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The bathroom stinks……….

“My child, partner or friend is stinking out the bathroom”………is something that I regularly get told. Foul-smelling stools have an unusually strong, putrid smell. In many cases, foul-smelling stools occur due to the foods people eat and the bacteria present in their colon. However, foul-smelling stools can also indicate a serious health problem. Diarrhoea, bloating, or flatulence may occur [...]

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 [...]

There is no such thing as a bad medicine, exercise or asana…

There is no such thing as a bad exercise, medication or asana, but there is such a thing as a badly prescribed exercise, medication or asana.  I hear it all the time: cross fit is bad for you, yoga is bad for you, pilates is bad for you, XYZ medication is bad for you. Firstly, [...]

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 [...]

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

Finding Balance in life with Yin & Yang forces

Finding balance in life with Yin & Yang forces In this fast pace of life and work finding balance seems sometimes out of reach. But is it really impossible? When a person's mission, vision and dreams are aligned, mutual harmony is felt and that person can live pain free with safety and security. We have all [...]

By |2018-05-16T13:11:15+01:00December 11th, 2016|anatomy, stress, yin & Yang, 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
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