Pilates on Tour – The Beginning

with Nora St. John and Al Harrison of Balanced Body   Interviewers: Sharon Thompson (ST), Monica Zarebska (MZ) Respondents: Nora St. John (NSJ), Al Harrison (AH) While enjoying yet another fabulous year at Pilates on Tour, back in April 2014, we caught up with Nora and Al to find out more how Pilates on Tour […]

Hypermobility – Keeping It In The Box!

Hypermobility syndrome or HMS as it is sometimes known covers a large spectrum of symptoms. Hypermobility comes in many forms from someone being able to place their hands flat on the floor and hyperextending their elbows and knees with ease to a more severe presentation effecting the vascular system, digestive tract, heart valves, bladder and […]

Interview with Rachel Taylor Segel

Tell us a bit about you I grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, in the mid west of America. I have two siblings and my sister, Amy Taylor Alpers, who is my partner, is 6 years younger than I. We both were ballet dancers  and lucky to have good teachers and ambitious ones – who put […]

Are You Giving Yourself Enough Credit?

Are you a Pilates instructor that is passionate about delivering the best Pilates you can to your clients?  You watch on in admiration as your clients improve their bodies and minds in life changing ways, yet you still have a niggling feeling that you’re not good enough?  Stop for a moment and ask yourself: Are […]

Pilates For Total Hip Replacement: What We Need To Know?

Due to changes in our NHS service more & more Pilates teachers are being referred clients following hip replacement surgery. Once, patients would have been on a hospital ward for at least a week receiving Physiotherapy daily. This ensured that they could confidently perform their post op exercise regime and climb stairs safely. However, these […]

Lolita’s Legacy

Lolita San Miguel at Pilates on Tour, London, April 12014 The number of people who remember Joe Pilates is, naturally, diminishing.  Whenever a Pilates “elder” (one of Joes’s original students) is present, the elephant in the room must surely be the unspoken question: “How long will we still have people able to do this?”.  Fortunately, […]

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Fighting Cancer with Fitness

The Beginning “Can I go to Pilates tomorrow?” Looking back, part of me can’t believe I uttered those words while lying on a table waiting for a doctor to biopsy the enormous tumour I found in my breast. The other part of me realises that question made perfect sense. For the three years leading up […]

We Don’t Know Squat

A Physiotherapist pal of mine told me years ago that the beginning of  our modern low back pain woes can be blamed on a man named John Crapper, inventor of the modern toilet.   In developing countries that have yet to embrace “the Crapper” there is very little incidence of back pain and some of these […]