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Apr 27 Thu

27 Apr 2023

So Who is Pilates For?


This article came in a roundabout way, with a trip to a community charity fair with a friend, and some mini muffins. The cake stand volunteer, super-charged with enthusiasm for the venture, offered package deals on cookies and small bakes whilst simultaneously trying to auction a colossal meringue-y confection to the highest bidder. It was all for a good cause, so we each chose something sweet, and my friend mentioned in conversation that I teach Pilates in Essex. The stallholder said, as she packaged the goodies, ‘Well, those ladies do like their Pilates out there, I suppose. For me, all I do is just eat healthy and do lots of walking. But those ladies out there, they really do like that sort of thing.’

May 19 Fri

19 May 2023


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May 13 Fri

13 May 2022


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Pilates Foundation Online Classes for Members

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Once you have registered you can do the class as it is timetabled on the schedule and then you can revisit a recording of the class for a further 7 days. Or
If you can't make the 'live' class you can register and do it another time via the recording!
You must have registered an hour before the scheduled class.
Classes will be recorded and emailed to everyone who has registered and paid.

Sep 12 Thu

12 Sep 2019

Pilates for Children


Ingrid Lootvoet has been developing her Pilates work with children for over thirty years. She is bringing her Pilates for Children workshop to our Autumn Connection Weekend on Sunday 29th September 2019. Here is an interview we did with her recently.

Jun 30 Sun

30 Jun 2019

An interview with Sue Nash


Pilates Foundation member Susan Nash has happily settled in West Auckland from London where she trained Pilates teachers, managed two Pilates Studios and taught more than 20 classes each week. We caught up with Sue to find out more about her extraordinary background, moving to New Zealand and what keeps her moving.

Jun 23 Sun

23 Jun 2019

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


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.

Feb 07 Mon

7 Feb 2022

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.