Taking the time to practice - stepping away from “everything” and investing in an activity that is all about you, can help improve one’s perspective in life.

"Cancer is a disease that makes you feel as if you no longer have control of your health and body. But Pilates has helped me not only to recover from surgery but to give me back my sense of control and body confidence.”

Long days in the office can be taxing on the body as well as the mind, but with a few minor adjustments you can feel much better throughout and at the end of your working day

Schools are (almost) out for the summer and whilst that hopefully means having lots of fun and quality time with the kids, it can also mean that your normal workout routine can take a hammering. Get creative and find ways to enjoy physical activity with or along the children

Taking your practice outdoors can be just what you need to invigorate your experience and add a different dimension to it. Be it in your patio, garden or a nearby park - Yoga, Pilates and Mindfulness lend themselves perfectly to outdoor practice.

HIIT (High-intensity interval training) is THE buzzword at the moment. Pilates and Yoga are not the first thing that comes to mind when talking about HIIT training, but both methods can be practiced and adapted in ways that reap some of the benefits of HIIT...

Why is it so hard to keep going with an exercise regimen? One of the major reasons this is happening to so many of us, is that we rely too much on willpower. You might find it surprising, but research shows that willpower is actually a fragile and limited source of motivation.

As spring approaches and before we all rush to put on our best training gear and go out there to conquer the world with sweat and hard work, a word of advice - if you have not been doing much with your body in the last few months, it might be a good idea to take it easy at first.

If you find yourself low on energy and maybe somewhat challenged by the endless winter bugs, you might want to consider committing to a gentler practice this month - a kind and centring practice of mindfulness and being.

By Amit Younger

Our immune system is like a network of channels and nodes that delivers immune cells and removes pathogens via the lymphatic fluid. The key to keeping it working well and free of blockages is (yes… you guessed right…) to MOVE.

By Benjamin Degenhardt

Is it true that working out is just another chore...?

By Amit Younger

Fitness Resolutions tend to be trendy around the New Year, before the summer and before big life events such as weddings… but the truth is that NOW is probably the perfect time to make a start on your fitness resolution…

By Amit Younger

Amit Younger graduated from the BASI teacher training programme in 2001 and was a Teacher Trainer for BASI for nearly a decade. In this article he talks about the ideas and ethos behind BASI Pilates.

By Mike Perry

Mike tries to answer this question. His answer? not for 'relaxation’, 'feeling good’, 'Pippa’s bum’, 'weight-loss’, 'core stability’ etc...

By Amit Younger

A long flight provides Amit with a good opportunity to put his thoughts and impressions about his recent trip to Japan into writing...

By Michal Miodonski

What hypnosis and mind empowering have to do with Pilates? According to the body, mind and spirit relationship… a lot.

By Helen Hirst

Helen has been practicing and teaching Pilates for many years, but it wasn’t until she was pregnant for the first time that she experienced just how fundamental Pilates could be to a pregnant woman’s wellbeing!

By Dawn Hathaway

As a Pilates teacher studying to be a Shiatsu practitioner Dawn is struck by connections between the two forms of Bodywork.

By Marguerite Ogle, adapted by Amit Younger

In his book Return to Life Through Contrology, Joseph Pilates provides definite advice on how to sleep better. This piece looks at some sleep tips and exercises he recommended.

By Kate Bartolotta

We chase this idea of “I will be happy when…”
What if instead we choose to be happy—right now?

By Marguerite Ogle

Many people think of body detox in terms of cleansing diets but consider now what a powerful body cleansing process you have available to you all the time through exercise...

By Amit Younger

Our feet are the foundation of our structure and movement but we don't give them the attention they deserve...

By Amy Taylor Alpers

Amy explains that in order to heal the body through Pilates one must not just ‘do’ these exercises, but rather 'use’ them intentionally towards their unique and powerful purpose.

By Amit Younger

Let’s talk about why it is SO good to practice Pilates at home, on your own...