Category: Education & Training

Don’t say the C word!!

A long time ago (around 1996) in a galaxy far, far away……. the Core was born! Emerging from studies which demonstrated a change in onset timing of trunk muscles in persistent back pain and back injury, a whole industry based on the importance of core stability and training was brought to life. Pilates was one… Read more »

Why Am I (Still) In Pain? And what can Pilates really do?

This is a question we are so often asked as Pilates teachers. Many people come to Pilates looking for a solution to long term pain- sometimes even unrealistically promised that Pilates will solve their pain.  I say unrealistic as we can’t promise to even reduce pain as pain is complicated, no-one fully understands how pain… Read more »

The Joy of Teaching Older Adults

“We retire too early and we die too young, our prime of life should be in the 70s and old age should not come until we are almost 100” Inspirational words by Joseph Pilates, who thoroughly lived and breathed his Method, remaining strong and vigorous well into his 80s. As people are living longer than… Read more »

Teacher Spotlight- Lisa Sullivan, owner of Designed Pilates

Lisa is the owner of Designed Pilates and teaches group and 1-1 classes in her local area close to Cambridge.  Lisa is a keen runner who found Pilates during the pandemic, and qualified with a Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates with JPilates. Ongoing CPD education has continued with JPilates which includes: Pilates for Pain… Read more »

Imposter Syndrome

Recently, we surveyed many Pilates teachers asking about their fears and concerns of being a Pilates teacher. 80% said they suffered from Imposter Syndrome, doubting themselves and feeling like a fraud. On delving deeper, this belief appears to arise from several sources. Insecurities- of feeling they do not have enough knowledge and experience, of being… Read more »

Teacher Spotlight- Charli Hilton, founder of And Breathe Pilates

Charli Hilton, founder of And Breathe Pilates, is a Pilates teacher with a specialty in chronic pain. Charli teaches Mat & Reformer classes , chronic pain recovery programmes, and pain workshops. How would you describe your style of teaching? I like to keep it flowing as I try to create a moving meditation for the… Read more »

JPilates on Tour. NYC-The Inside Scoop!

Reflecting on my trip to New York, I can officially say it was the Pilates experience of a lifetime! Even 4 weeks later, I am still processing the influences and inspiration I gained from the amazing people I met.  The tour began in the most auspicious way when my copy of  “Get to Know Joe… Read more »

(Some) Men Do Pilates, but why not more?

Pilates is often considered for women, older people or for injury recovery but there are so many reasons why more men should be doing Pilates. 1.Pilates (originally known as Contrology) was created by a man Joseph Pilates was a boxer, gymnast, circus performer, physical culturist and avid proponent of the classical Greek ideal of man,… Read more »

Pilates & Children

“In childhood, habits are easily formed-good and bad. Why not concentrate on the formation of only good habits and thus avoid the necessity later on in life of attempting to correct bad habits…the proper development of body and mind, through the new science of “Contrology” is what must [be taught to]* the child”  Joseph Pilates … Read more »