Foam Roller Refresher Workshop

This workshop was presented by Cherry Baker of Modern Pilates in Glossop.  Highly informative and gave me lots of new ideas of working with the Foam Roller.  The Foam Roller is designed to provide sensory motor challenge, enhances proprioception, heightens anticipatory and reactive response.  It also improves balance, dynamic strength and neural and  muscular flexibility.

Pelvic Floor Function and Dysfunction

I attended this course on Saturday 28th November 2015 and it proved to be very worthwhile. Pelvic Floor weakness is a worldwide problem crossing continents and cultures, affecting men and women across all strata of society.  It is as common in the third world as it is in the West and can affect the young, […]

The Psoas: Muscle of the Soul

The Psoas muscle (pronounced so-as) is the deepest muscle of the human body affecting our structural balance, muscular integrity, flexibility, strength, range of motion, joint mobility and organ functioning. It is the only ‘muscle’ to connect the spine to the legs.  It is responsible for holding us upright and allows us to lift our legs […]

Clinical Pilates Instructor

Having now attended the three courses, Hip and Knee, Shoulder and Spinal Conditions I am now a qualified  Clinical Pilates Instructor which means I am armed with more knowledge to help the general public with posture related issues/conditions.  

Benefits of Squats

What makes squats such a fantastic exercise?   1.  Builds Muscles in your entire body – squats obviously help to build your leg muscle but they also create an anabolic environment which promotes body-wide muscles building.  Squats can actually help you improve both your upper and lower body strength. 2. Functional Exercise makes Real-Life Activities […]

Blackpool Fitness Convention – 21/22 March

This is an Annual event in Blackpool which I attend.  For two days I will be attending numerous Pilates workshops and other fitness master classes.   A great event and I always come back with new ideas.  Looking forward to it.

Shoulder Course

My final course in the Clinical series is the Shoulder Course which I will be attending on 14/15 March 2015 again learning in detail with Physiotherapist support. The course was excellent, very detailed and covered everything a Pilates Teacher needs to know when assessing their clients shoulder related issues.

Christmas Pilates Party – Thursday 4th December

This year’s Christmas party was held at The Down, Bridgnorth.  We are all thoroughly enjoyed the party. Excellent food and company.  Looking forward to next year’s already! Thank you to you all for making it a great success. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year!

The flat shoes that really leave your feet in agony!

Every woman knows there’s nothing more flattering than a leg lengthening feel.  But thanks to vertiginous stilettos and chunky wedges being blamed for a host of problems, from bunions to backache, more of us than ever are pushing them to the back of the wardrobe and opting for flats. Flat shoes, particularly ones that offer […]