Why does my back spasm?

Why does my back spasm?

There are many potential triggers of back pain and, as Pilates teachers, it is beyond our training to diagnose a cause for anyone’s pain. Nonetheless, there are some typical mechanisms for a number of common problems and our job often means using tools (exercises) to...
What does ‘Core’ mean?

What does ‘Core’ mean?

It seems that ‘core’ has become a sort of short hand for something that we all understand in some way but is very hard to define. If you look for a definition on the internet you will find thousands of different answers.

Pilates for Life

Pilates for Life

This title is a bit of a double-entendre because it represents our philosophy of the purpose of Pilates and it also represents the short answer to a couple of questions that we often get asked.

Teaching principles, not exercises

Teaching principles, not exercises

Eve Gentry asked the question “Do you teach concepts, or do you teach exercises? Are you a teacher, or are you a conveyor belt?” She went on to say “If you’re a conveyor belt then, sooner or later the mechanism will get stuck.”