“The Pilates Method of body conditioning is complete coordination of body, mind and spirit.” Joseph Pilates said that. But what does he mean? Whole body conditioning is bigger than the musculoskeletal: yes, Pilates trains your body but it also trains your mind. Mind-body connection will improve your form, but it’s also a therapeutic mechanism. Mastering […]
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“Modern mindfulness” is a booming industry: in this hyper-connected, 24-7, fast-paced world, there is an understanding that to live mindfully is to live with greater focus, relaxation and balance. We all want it! Unlike the practice of meditation, mindfulness is less about spirituality and more about concentration. In a nutshell, it’s about the ability to quiet […]
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question: commitment comes down to you.
All the best things in life are better when they’re shared: food, sunsets, laughter, wine, hugs… Pilates! It’s not new research: countless studies show exercising with someone (friend, husband, partner, family member – you name it) is good for motivation and performance. Ultimately, you’re more likely to work out and when you do, work harder, when you […]
The quickest way to fall out of love with any form of exercise is to do the same thing, day in-day out, ad nauseam. You will get bored, then you’re likely to resent it, then avoid it and before you know it, it’s all over and it isn’t even the middle of the year. The beauty of […]
In honour of Joseph Pilates’ birthday on 9 December we thought we’d bring you 14 facts about the Father of the discipline. Joseph Pilates was one of nine children and grew up in abject poverty. His mother is said to have been an early form of a naturopath, and he wasn’t a particularly healthy child! He […]
We breathe all day, every day, for a lifetime; but how much thought do you give to how you breathe?