Pilates + Life + Health

March Matness exercises healthy living history matwork pilates Mar 01, 2022

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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Pillar of Health: Mindfulness healthy living life philosophy pilates pillar of health Feb 23, 2022

It’s time to look at another of my Pillars of Health: MINDFULNESS

We’ve all heard the term bandied about but let’s clarify just what it is.

Ahem...

Mindfulness is to be fully...

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Pilates Exercise Dive: Rolling Like A Ball exercises life matwork pilates Feb 02, 2022

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 Jan 26, 2022

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 Jan 19, 2022

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 Jan 06, 2022
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Pillar of Health: Movement healthy living philosophy pilates pillar of health Oct 10, 2021

Are you sitting down? Well I am as I write this and I've just set a timer for 30 minutes, read on down and I'll tell you why.

There are some really simple things that we can do for our health but...

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Pilates Exercise Dive: uncovering Swan exercises history matwork pilates Oct 10, 2021
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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What is Pilates? philosophy pilates Oct 09, 2021

Have you ever done Pilates?

It seems as if everyone has - or knows someone who has - because it’s so much in the public consciousness.
You can do it:
At the gym
At the physio
At a community...

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