“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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Humans like to define roles, tasks and activities according to aspects of identity, none more than gender. Attaching an identity to something abstract is how we anchor things in concrete terms we can understand. If Pilates had a gender, what would it be? The general perception is that Pilates is female. But why? Pilates was […]
“Pilates never gets easier.” It’s a powerful statement, and one with which you might immediately disagree: nevertheless, it is the truth*. *True, with conditions: let’s unpack it a bit. “Easy” is “not hard or difficult; requiring no great labour or effort”; something that is “not burdensome or oppressive”; and is “readily comprehended or mastered.” Pilates […]
“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 […]
We challenged long-time PFI member, Consultant and self-confessed “Pilates Groupie”, Carly to step outside her comfort zone, give Basic Reformer a go and document her observations along the way.
“Six to eight weeks”. That’s what we’re told: in six to eight weeks, you’ll be back to normal. You’ll feel like yourself again – hallelujah! But will you? What’s “normal”? And what if you don’t?
Having landed back in Perth (cold and rainy but home all the same) from New York City only just a couple of days ago, my experiences in the home of Pilates are still very much fresh in my mind and my body. Leading up to my big trip with my husband, Andrew, I knew that […]