PILATES vs YOGA PART 4 /

PILATES vs YOGA PART 4 /

Which to choose? The Huffington Post has an article on 10 things to consider when choosing a personal trainer. Click here to read the full article. When choosing a pilates or yoga instructor, these same aspects should be considered, including the experience and...
PILATES vs YOGA Part 3 /

PILATES vs YOGA Part 3 /

THE DIFFERENCES The Pilates exercise system is just that. It is a specific set of exercises executed in a particular way, on specific equipment. Classical Pilates focuses on strengthening the body via the mat and/or reformer sequence, while the auxiliary...
PILATES vs YOGA PART 2 /

PILATES vs YOGA PART 2 /

THE SIMILARITIES Pilates and yoga asana practice both focus on moving and improving the body. As such, there are many similarities between the two in terms of the physical benefits. Both are focused on working mindfully with the body to improve strength,...
PILATES vs YOGA PART 1 /

PILATES vs YOGA PART 1 /

WHAT IS PILATES? Originally called “Contrology”, Pilates is a physical strength and fitness system developed in the early 20th century by German born Joseph Pilates, after whom the system is now named. Joseph Pilates was sickly and weak as a child and decided from an...
JJUST KEEP MOVE-ING /

JJUST KEEP MOVE-ING /

The past year since opening the studio feels both much longer and much shorter than just a year. I remember the first week getting all the renovations done. The first class and suddenly not being able to teach because of the emotional build up of finally opening...
PERFECT POSTURE VS BALANCED POSTURE /

PERFECT POSTURE VS BALANCED POSTURE /

I once attended a course on neuromuscular rehabilitation with Dr. Eyal Lederman. The course was attended by physio’s, bio’s, chiro’s and we even had an osteopath and homeopath present. One of the things that really stood out for me on the course was when Dr. Lederman...
ARE YOU UNDERSTANDING YOUR CORE CORRECTLY? /

ARE YOU UNDERSTANDING YOUR CORE CORRECTLY? /

So often people are told that they need to strengthen their core, particularly in reference to managing their back pain. I often have new clients who come to pilates/bio to strengthen their core and when I ask them what they understand by core, they indicate the...
AND SO IT BEGINS /

AND SO IT BEGINS /

Having my own studio is a dream that I have had and put to sleep several times over the last 10 years. It is a big, scary move which I have never quite had the courage to make. Even this time around, it took a long time of looking for a suitable alternative to rent...

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