Interview with Dave Littman, Balanced Body Pilates

We met Dave at Balanced Body, Pilates on Tour in London, April 2013 What is your role in Balanced Body? I’ve been with Balanced Body since in 1998.  When I started there was just a few of us so the roles were broad, I was involved with sales, product development, business relationships and bringing products to […]


Recovering your body after birth

Recovering your body after birth is extremely important on many levels. Unfortunately, many common issues tend to go unnoticed and may come back to haunt you only later in life. Caring for a newborn and prioritizing their needs can often result in the woman putting off and neglecting the recovery of her body which may […]


Shashi Socks

Looking for something new and fresh or just looking for a variety? Coming soon to PilatesTree are Shashi socks! Ideal for Barre, Pilates, Yoga or anywhere you go! Shashi Cool Feet Socks are a treat for your feet! Each sock is shaped to fit each of your feet perfectly. A breathable panel atop your foot […]


Questions for Madeleine 2

Question: Dear Madeleine I teach a young, male 27 years old client, with a severe shortness of hamstrings, back and hips.  We have done already lots of great work that significantly increased his mobility through the spine, hips and shoulders.  However the tightness is not letting go regardless of foam rolling, ball (small tennis ball […]


My Breast Cancer

This may be a bit behind the times but I wanted to share. I was one of the growing number of women in the UK to be diagnosed with breast cancer under the age of 50. With no family history to speak of you can imagine how shocking it is to find this out. Luckily […]


Questions for Madeleine

Question: I began working with my client in December 2012, she is athletic and very slim other than her tummy that was saggy and hanging down, anterior pelvis with a rotation as right ASIS was anterior to left. She had tried exercise to tone her tummy but everything affected her lower back/sacrocilliac areas. Three C […]


Pilates and Mental Health – Following Weeks

Posture is the key It’s been a few weeks on since I last wrote about my experiences in delivering a Pilates class for a group of male addicts. The numbers have dropped because some of the previous residents have moved on most only stay between three to nine months. I’ve learnt a lot more about […]


Getting to Know Joanne Elphinston (JEMS)

Since we have published our review of Joanne’s workshop JEMS Functional Foundations for Pilates Teachers: Dynamic Movement Principles for Work, Sport and Life  we have received numerous inquiries for further information and workshop dates.  We decided to go to the source and ask: Who is Joanne Elphinston? That’s quite a tricky philosophical question to begin with! I […]