An Instructor Guide To Social Media Marketing

Madonna once told us we’re living in a material world. Now almost 30 years later, I have to say I think we’re living in a social-media world! And thanks to businesses, social media sites now offer much more than status updates from friends. Businesses everywhere offer the public a daily dose of education, inspiration and […]


Conventional Wisdom – Thoughts on the Classical Pilates Convention

Windsor, 27-29 Sep 2013 It was with a certain amount of trepidation that I approached the Classical Pilates Convention.  My Pilates teacher training had included the classical repertoire as a sort of kernel of the method, from which all manner of shoots had subsequently grown.  I definitely wouldn’t describe myself as a teacher of “classical […]


Circular Movements to Re-Shape the Derierre

Movement is my medicine,  my drug of choice and my daily mantra.  As a result, I have earned a reputation for being an active-oriented teacher.  “Action Jackson” has been a nickname for longer than I can remember, and I have been told that it seems my “ever-ready” batteries almost never seem to run down. It may, therefore, come as no […]


Pilates Footwork on the Reformer

The Pilates footwork on the Reformer is a fundamental section in a Pilates workout.  Footwork is often the first series of exercises to be taught on the reformer but despite this it shouldn’t be mistaken for a basic exercise. Although called footwork, it actually encompasses the whole body; in particular the spine and pelvic position […]


The Zest Convention 2013

The Zest convention was held over 2 days on Saturday 21/22 September at the Royal Overseas League, a venue hidden away at the back of the Ritz. I’m sure the history of the organisation itself is probably worth its own page. The first thing I notice when entering the convention is how friendly everyone is. […]


Pilates For the Mind? A Requisite For Happiness?

Developmental movement patterns 2: the yield-and-push-reach-and-pull cycle by Katharina Hesse © As we head into winter, spare a little thought for those affected by SAD – seasonal affective disorder – a form of depression linked to a change in seasons, often linked to the lack of light. Exercise, particularly aerobic outdoor activity, is often recommended […]