As someone involved in wellbeing, I should definitely tell you that true contentment is discovered in being truly present in the moment. The power of now. However, to give your ‘now’ a little perspective it is certainly sensible to take a moment to look into the past, and also to prepare for the future. Sometimes it’s[...]↣ READ MORE
Autumn is officially here and as much as the changing scenery and beautiful colours lift the soul, the impending winter and shortening days can also leave us low on energy and retreating inwards. But retreating isn’t necessarily a negative action. One of its literal meanings is to withdraw into a safe and secure place, which[...]↣ READ MORE
“Civilization impairs physical fitness” wrote Joe Pilates in Return To Life Through Contrology… that was back in 1945, but never has it been so true as today! It’s our sedentary modern life and its added comforts of cars, couches and computers, along with ever increasing working hours, that are keeping us in a state of[...]↣ READ MORE
Following on from his blog on the history of Pilates and its creator, Joseph Pilates, Jamie Isaac explains why Pilates is so popular today, how to get started and how to get the most from the method… The use of Pilates to keep in shape by numerous famous actors and elite athletes pays testament to its[...]↣ READ MORE
Perhaps you are regularly practising Pilates, maybe you’ve tried it once or maybe you just have a vague idea that it’s ‘a bit like yoga’. Whatever your knowledge or experience of Pilates, people are often surprised to find out that it all started with one man… The history of Pilates takes us back to Germany[...]↣ READ MORE
This quick clip contains a fantastically simple yet powerful exercise for your shoulders, arms and glutes. Retreat tip Remember the best results come when you focus on how you are doing the exercise, as opposed to simply focusing on getting it done and out of the way.