Pilates Breathing

Pilates Breathing Why does it matter when you breathe in Pilates?! Breathing is co-ordinated with exercises so that exhalation occurs with movements that require the greatest effort. The diaphragm and transverse abdominis activate with the abdominal drawing in technique and … Continued

Pilates Method

The Pilates Method Pilates is a Mind-Body centring technique that emphasises the importance of beginning movement from a creatural core of stability. From this central core, the Pilates method works by adjusting the intensity of each exercise through the use … Continued

The History of Pilates

The History of Pilates Joseph Pilates, born in 1880 Germany, spent his childhood fighting rickets, asthma and rheumatic fever. Determined to become physically immune to his ailments, Joe studied yoga, meditation and the rigorous exercise regimes of the ancient Greeks … Continued


Do you have flat feet? Do this simple test to find out what kind of feet you have! – When you step out of the shower, see what footprint your barefoot leaves on the bathroom floor and it’s as simple … Continued

MND Ice Bucket Challenge!

Thank you Ashley Jones, Laura Smith and Nicola Bayntun for my MND Ice Bucket nomination, I nominate Katie Strelczuk (sorry you’ll always be a Goodall when I’m under pressure!!!), Aidan Jones and Toby Taylor-Willis! Don’t forget to text ICED55 £5 … Continued

Live Healthy

Live Healthy Why do I keep posting about food? Well first off, I love food, but secondly, and more importantly: I have a diploma in Naturopathy. This was part of my 4 year Osteopathic Medicine Masters and it taught me … Continued

The Quick Fix

A frequent dilemma all osteopath’s are faced with on a daily basis: Do you treat the symptoms or tackle the cause? For example: A patient walks in with lower back pain. On examination you find a number of problems, hyper … Continued

Plum Pudding!

Mmmmmmm! Plum Pudding! Thanks to an enormous glut of plums I made this fantastic plum pudding, inspired by the wonderful Anna from Energy Works. Not the prettiest dessert I’ve every made, but it tastes great. Ingredients: For the Plum Compote … Continued

What is Neutral Spine?

Do you struggle to find your Neutral Spine? Neutral Spine is a commonly used phrase amongst pilates instructors and back specialists. If you are struggling with a lower back problem you will probably be told that strengthening your core, (the … Continued