Pairs of Vibrams
It's time to put yourself first!
If you’re at that stage in life when the children are grown (or nearly), have some aches and niggles, feet that are either sore or starting to sprout bunions, a pelvic floor that simply won’t stop dribbling then I’m here to show you how to sort it. I want to give you back your body, a strong, resilient, capable body that’s balanced and pain free and which will move you through the rest of your life with ease. I want you to be amazed at what your body is able to do, how strong it can be and how much you can accomplish with it, whether that’s running long distances, improving your hobbies and sports or getting to and from the floor to play with your future or current grandchildren.
Teaching Better Movement One usually barefoot Step at a Time
I am a creative movement teacher and I lure unsuspecting ladies (and some gents) into my Pilates studio and online courses and sessions and then teach them all sorts of tips, tricks, exercises and movement habits that transform their lives, pain and movement for the better. I work predominantly with peri-menopausal, menopausal and post-menopausal women who are realising that their current exercise regime isn’t working, who are wondering where their ass went, why they appear to be expanding in the middle and who are experiencing pelvic floor or other pelvis related issues or other pain. I have a special interest in running and helping women keep running, improve or prevent injuries.
Latest Posts & What's On
Exercise is one of the ways along with nutrition and other lifestyle factors that you can prevent excessive bone density loss in menopause. This is how it works… Muscles and Bones We tend to think of these as being separate, but much like the rest of the body,...read more
The big drop in oestrogen production is the primary cause of many of the symptoms that accompany menopause – all the usual suspects, hot flushes, insomnia, weight gain, urinary incontinence to headaches and anxiety. The good news is that exercise can help to alleviate...read more
It's like you wake up one morning and think, "Shit, what the fuck just happened, why does my body look like a melting candle... everything is heading south." What's going on? Well, for one thing, as menopause approaches our metabolism slows down. Okay, so can we...read more
As a movement specialist, Pilates teacher, sports therapist, barefoot/minimal shoe ultra runner and general foot enthusiast, I see a lot of female runners who are starting to experience foot, ankle, knee, hip and low back pain which they attribute to running. ...read more
Does your health shape your life, or does how you live your life shape your health? Lissa Rankin created the Whole Health Cairn model of wellness/health whereby Physical Health is dependent on all the other aspects of life. "Most wellness models suggest that the body...read more
These tips were taken from the Enviromental Working Group website. Check it out for more information on all your household products, cosmetics and all information on farming, food and other environmental issues. Reducing the amount of harmful chemicals you use, eat...read more
Virtual Pilates classes and individual sessions are a great way to keep on top your Pilates practice. You can practice at home, when you're travelling, on holiday, at work or whenever and wherever else you find yourself unable to get to the studio. I am currently...read more
HYPOthyroidism, or an underactive thyroid is thought to affect many people who may be completely unaware. Some studies suggest that 10% of women experience some degree of thyroid hormone deficiency. The purpose of this post is not to go into all the ins and outs of...read more
Wednesday 22 May 5.30-7pm The next Masterclass will include chairs and towers so you start to learn other exercises across all the equipment. These masterclasses are led, but with some playtime, but they’re usually a solid workout. I will be aiming to...read more
Again, in support of Michelle Smith at the Pilates Pod, her E Cup Bad Boys (still jealous) and her Your Body Rocks Campaign, here’s my own weight loss story where I experienced both extremes of the body weight scale and everything in between and how...read more
Warning, I don’t do short posts… you’re in for the long-haul here, my friend. My friend, peer and part-time-unaware-that-she-is-my-mentor Mentor at the Pilates Pod, Michelle Smith has started The “Your Body Rocks Campaign” A celebration of our bodies and...read more
Saturday 13 April 10-10.30am Pilates Mat Classes in the comfort of your own home (or wherever you are). The class is hosted via Zoom which is an online meeting software platform. You can take the class or receive the recorded version afterwards if you...read more