You often hear the advice from Pilates mentors and educators to ‘go with the flow’ and ‘cue the body you see in front of you’. The first time that I have come across the real meaning of cuing the body in front of you was teaching my first mat class. It was a one-to-one class […]
Health Benefits of Pilates
I came across this article on about the health benefits of Pilates and tips for beginners. It has a comprehensive list of reasons and explanation of the benefits for someone who is new to Pilates. The question that I get most is how is Pilates different from Yoga which I have covered in my previous […]
Pilates Story – Rebecca Zhu, Polestar Practitioner based in Shanghai
I was so happy when Rebecca Zhu, a pilates instructor I was training with on a one-to-one basis when I was living in Shanghai, agreed to be featured on my blog. She definitely plays a role in my decision to train and attain my comprehensive certification from Polestar Pilates that I’m currently loving every minute of it. What struck […]
Pilates Story – Ceci Lam Polestar Certified Pilates Instructor
It has been a while since I last had contributed a Pilates Story. This is about a Pilates Instructor that I met during my stint in Shanghai and she is one of the most energetic instructors that I have met. I attended a Pilates event that she was teaching on a Saturday morning at a gastropub, and was […]
Pilates Story – Antonia Dearden, Newly Certified Pilates Instructor, Pilates ITC Sydney
This is a very special interview as Antonia and I were training together for our Mat Certification at Pilates ITC, and she was a great support to me during the course. She has since progressed and is now undertaking the Diploma to include the studio component of the course, and she has also started teaching at […]
Why is Pilates so Good for Tennis Players?
Running and tennis were my two favorite sports. I have written a post on why Pilates is so good for runners, and I am following up with a sequel about why Pilates is so good for tennis players. I highly recommend tennis players to include Pilates as part of their exercise repertoire. Whether you’re a […]
Pilates Story – Robyn Rix, Owner of Pilates Works in Sydney, Australia
Here is another addition to the Pilates Stories series. In this blog post, we are featuring Robyn Rix, the owner of Pilates Works in Sydney, Australia. I used take weekly practice sessions with my Pilates mentor at Robyn’s studio and also had the privilege to teach Mat Pilates classes there as well when I was living in Sydney. What stood out […]
Why is Pilates So Good For Runners?
I was an avid runner who trained for marathons, and was also very focused on tennis, another high impact sport that places its own distinct set of stress on the body. I did not feel like I had the mind space to introduce Pilates into my exercise regime which was not such a wise decision […]
Another Pilates Story – Rocío Herrero García from bePilates London
I met Rocio while attending a reformer class at bePilates on Chiltern Street in Marylebone, London. It is the host studio for Balanced Body Pilates Training. Rocio and I chatted about running and marathon training, and the benefits of Pilates for runners, and the ways to score an entry for the New York Marathon. 1) How did you […]
Happy Pilates Day!
Each year on the first Saturday in May, the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) celebrates Pilates Day. The mission is to foster the public’s appreciation and awareness of the Pilates Method. My little contribution to the mission by sharing six reasons why Pilates is so good for you. 1) Good Posture Pilates targets the muscles that are in […]