Why I don't plan on ageing gracefully!
Just like everyone else on the planet I’m not getting any younger. My biggest fear is becoming frail and losing my independence as I get older. I already have arthritis as a result of damaged cartilage in my knees and this isn’t going to get any better, but I’m determined to make the most of my body’s potential for as long as I can!....read more
5 ways to be an Ambassador for Activity
Can we old dogs really learn new tricks?
Should you really try to ride like a pro?
Boost your bum with Pilates
Boost your body confidence with Pilates
Ten reasons to fall in love with Pilates
A little Pilates a day can keep the doctor at bay
Now more than ever we are being reminded of the importance of looking after our health and wellbeing. Since the beginning of this global pandemic researchers all over the world have been trying to understand what makes people more at risk of the disease, and of developing serious symptoms...read more
The Perfect Route Back To An Active Life
Over the last few months we have all experienced some kind of disruption to our normal routines, including whatever we usually choose to do for exercise or training. For some, this period of forced change was a catalyst to make some really positive changes to their usual routine, like trying running or cycling for the first time or tackling unhelpful eating habits...read more
The Cure For Homeworking Aches And Pains
Over the last decade many studies have highlighted the benefits of home working for individuals and society as a whole. The CIPD suggest individuals benefit from greater autonomy over their working day and a more flexible work-life balance whilst organisations benefit from greater productivity. Yet many of these studies were conducted when remote working was more of a choice rather than the necessity it has become for many of us today...read more
Build Your Own Pilates Studio At Home With 5 Top Buys
Can’t get into your favourite gym or studio at the moment? Why not build your own studio at home with some key pieces of apparatus that can really give your Pilates workout a boost. There’s no need to shell out for your own Reformer, there are a number of pieces of kit that don’t cost a lot of money but deliver a lot of bang for your buck...read more
Make Your Brain Your Body's Best Friend!
When developing his method of “Contrology”, Joseph Pilates drew on teachings from Eastern philosophies and echoed their emphasis on the harmonious balance between mind and body, making them one. He really understood the importance of body awareness in movement and stressed that any practitioner of his exercises must “Be certain that you have your body under complete control”...read more
Become A Bike Handling Master With Pilates!
Whilst most of us learned to ride a bike as a child not so many of us have spent much time riding one since. Until, of course, many years later when we get the bug, buy a bike and go off exploring! As a result we have often missed the opportunity to develop the key skills we need to handle our bike well. Practicing these skills whilst out on a ride is essential but there are also ways you can improve these skills off the bike, Pilates is one of these ways...read more
Forget Vaporfly, Is Pilates An Athlete's Secret Weapon?
Pilates is a great companion activity to athletes in many sports, with stars such as Christiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane, Andy Murry, Tiger Woods, Mo Farah & Fabian Cancellara all adding Pilates to their routine. I have worked with many amateur athletes to help them achieve their goals and here are some of the key benefits runners in particular can achieve with a regular Pilates workout...read more
Is This The Ultimate Full Body stretch?
I think the feeling of complete release you achieve in the Full Hang on the Pilates Cadillac is one of the most wonderful experiences a human body can have, and one that is hard to replicate in any other way...read more