Charnel House by Graham Masterton

I know that I have been pretty AWOL in terms of writing in my blog. I recently got accepted into a Master’s program in Neuroscience and I’ve been super busy with moving and getting settled into my research position here. 301 more words


Why are you even doing Pilates?

Or: ‘Should your Pilates teacher be able to do a pull up?’

(If you’re time-poor, or just don’t have the patience to read all that follows, the answer is: Yes, they should.) 409 more words

Joseph Pilates

Your words DO matter!

A while ago I posted an article whose title asked Pilates teachers not to use the word “core”. Setting aside the appropriateness or otherwise of someone with no status in the Pilates world making such requests, I found some of the responses very interesting. 900 more words

Joseph Pilates

"Motion is Primary"

More thoughts on Evolve Move Play,

inspired by an interview with Jaap Van der Wal.

I love it when two apparently distinct activities or experiences in my life seem to converge into a coherent whole. 434 more words

Joseph Pilates

Pilates teacher? Please don't say "core". Ever again.

Unless you’re referring to apples, or microchips.

I was listening to Eyal Lederman discussing his article “The Myth of Core Stability” yesterday. I have taken issue with his article before now, for various reasons, not least because the article is essentially rubbishing something which Dr Lederman fails to define – without a clear definition, rubbishing the concept becomes rather easy. 735 more words

Joseph Pilates

The Industrialisation of Pilates

I wonder if anyone would argue that there is a better way to train to be a Pilates teacher than to serve an apprenticeship under an experienced teacher within a Pilates studio. 918 more words

Joseph Pilates

Pilates Is So Limiting


My degree is in fine art, and all the work I producedĀ as a student was three dimensional. I was never great at drawing, and rubbish at painting. 499 more words

Joseph Pilates