Pilates + Life + Health

 
Pilates Exercise Dive: The Rollover exercises matwork pilates

I really want to start this post with: “There were four in the bed and the little one said, roll over, roll over, so they all rolled over and one fell out…”

 

Okay, now that...

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Pilates Exercise Dive: The Hundred exercises matwork pilates

What do that cute puppy and Julie Andrews have to do with The Hundred? Well, the puppy - besides being adorable - is in a pretty perfect 100 curl and Ms. Andrews said, I mean sang, ...

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Pilates Exercise Dive: Swimmng exercises matwork pilates

What’s so great about swimming?

I’m not a swimmer, more like a flounder-er, but here are some things I’ve thought of:

  • you move forward
  • you’re in the water, yay...
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Hone Your Home healthy living life matwork philosophy pilates

- before we begin, yes, I will use the world's cutest cat as clickbait and yes I also used her in my last post - her name is Tish, short for Morticia - but this post starts not with her but with...

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Pilates Exercise Dive: Spine Stretch exercises matwork pilates principle

Something New... check it out, an embedded video!

Hello Spine Stretch!

How can such a simple movement, literally bending over forward, sometimes feel so hard to do?

When I organise my deep dives I...

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March Matness exercises healthy living history matwork pilates

MARCH MATNESS is a celebration!

It's a month-long, awareness raising, global event shedding light on Joseph H. Pilates’ original 34 mat exercises.

The goal is to share in some form (photo,...

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Pilates Exercise Dive: Rolling Like A Ball exercises life matwork pilates

Bottoms Up: Rolling Like A Ball

There’s nothing I like better than to dissect a Pilates exercise, cross pollinate it to other Pilates exercises, and then check out how it helps us in our...

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Pilates Principle: Precision matwork philosophy pilates principle

Just to get it out there, the six (or eight or ten) generally accepted 'Pilates Principles' are an arbitrary list that do not come from Joseph H. Pilates himself but from teachers looking...

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Compounding Ourselves for the Better exercises life matwork philosophy pilates

As Kev Carmody and Paul Kelly sing, "from little things big things grow" (If you're a non-Aussie & not familiar with the song of the same title I suggest you check it out as a great,...

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Be Prepared! exercises life matwork philosophy pilates
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Pilates Exercise Dive: uncovering Swan exercises history matwork pilates
beautiful swan photo by Matthew Henry   

When I first started doing Pilates and learned the names of the exercises I thought geez, Joseph Pilates liked animals.  

I heard that...

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