The Benefits of Pilates

The Benefits of Pilates.   If you haven’t heard of Pilates, where have you been?!  Pilates is having its moment in the spotlight right now, with celebrities such as Madonna and Lady Gaga extolling its virtues and who can forget Pippa Middleton’s Pilates bottom? So what makes Pilates so great and why should you do it? […]


What is Pilates About?

Pilates (or as originally called Contrology) is a form of physical exercise system, developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900’s, which aims to develop balanced body and mind through whole body health, whole body commitment and breath. “Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.  Our interpretation of physical fitness is the attainment and maintenance of […]


Bootcamp Pilates – Friend or Foe?

When Sean Gallagher lost the right in the United States to trademark the Pilates name the Pilates world breathed a collective sigh of relief. Pilates instructors the world over felt a small victory that they could practice and teach their own conceptual idea of what Pilates means to them. For most instructors, that does not mean ‘Bootcamp’ […]



Do you know how many types of pilates are out there…? No? To be entirely honest,  neither do I, but there are many. For starters, searching through the internet and posting questions on Facebook I found several mutations of Pilates, either starting with pil- or ending with -lates, my favourite being ‘dogilates’ for dogs!  The […]