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Jun 23 Sun

23 Jun 2019

Bring me Your Poor Tired Soles - From the Diary of A Pilates Foundation teacher, By Rosie Minogue

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Our feet are unsung miracles of bones and tissue. Each foot has twenty-six bones and over one hundred muscles, tendons and ligaments. Every day, they support (be honest with yourself) any excess weight. They propel us from place to place over
many decades. They run for buses, stand doing the washing up, go on tiptoes to reach things. They are remarkable feats of engineering. If you doubt, ye of little faith, just look at robots. Even with all our technological advances, we struggle to make a
robot with articulating feet. Feet are amazing.

Apr 15 Mon

15 Apr 2019

Early Bird Workshop Prices

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May 10 Fri

10 May 2019

Deborah Lessen presents at AGM!

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May 10th-12th May 2019
International presenter Deborah Lessen joins us in London!
Check out our other fantastic workshop presenters.
BOOKINGS OPEN

Jan 20 Sun

20 Jan 2019

Member Profile - Silvia Gray

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Pilates Foundation member Silvia Gray talks about her Pilates practice, Feldenkrais and Bones for Life in the first of a series of articles celebrating the diversity and creativity of Pilates Foundation Teachers.

Nov 13 Tue

13 Nov 2018

Who was Joseph Pilates?

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Joseph Hubertus Pilates was born in Monchengladbach Germany in 1883. As a child, Joe had asthma and other ailments so he turned to exercise and athletics to battle them. He became enamored by the classical Greek ideal of a man balanced in body, mind, and spirit, and he began to develop his own exercise system based on this concept.

Oct 04 Thu

4 Oct 2018

Bilateral Congruency by Marguerite Galizia

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Asymmetry is something that comes up a lot in my work. My own scoliosis gives me an inherent asymmetry that makes it impossible for me to skip straight to the hundred in my own practice. But my observations of other bodies is that, whilst there may not be a scoliosis, asymmetry is very common.

Sep 03 Mon

3 Sep 2018

Why Men Should Meet Pilates

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A common misconception/tale is that Pilates is only for woman. I’m constantly hearing from my male friends in or around the studio, “Isn’t Pilates mostly women?” or “Pilates is just like Yoga right?” I’m here to break that rumor and tell you why Pilates is great for everyone, especially our MEN.

Aug 14 Tue

14 Aug 2018

How did you learn to move?

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My teaching and my writing is underpinned by a fundamental belief that a.) we are how we move and that therefore b.) we can change our movement to change our bodies. I might also add on a c.) which is that long term, sustainable change must be addressed through movement.

Jul 11 Wed

11 Jul 2018

Pelvic Placement: Put Your Pelvis Where It Belongs to Improve Posture and Reduce Pain

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Are you dealing with annoying chronic aches and pains, or have you experienced an injury that seems impossible to fully recover from? Body posture and proper pelvic placement play a HUGE role in how easy (or challenging) it might be to maintain your whole-body health. Doing Pilates can be an excellent way to explore exercises to help you improve pelvic placement, enhance posture and body awareness, and put your pelvis where it belongs to help develop healthy movement habits for better functional movement.

Jun 20 Wed

20 Jun 2018

Stabilising the Hip Joint by Marguerite Galizia

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The key hip stabiliser is the gluteus medius. As you can see in the image above, this is the lateral buttock muscle. The ideal movement for strengthening this muscle is a combination of both abduction (lifting the leg sideways) and external rotation (rotating the knee outwards). The side leg lifts that you often see people doing in bum burning gym classes is actually just targeting the TFL, a short muscle that sits at the top of the outer thigh. What we’re after is a movement that takes the effort further backwards towards the back pocket area of the gluts.