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I was young and I had a dream of being an amazing dancer. I could feel it in my body and could see it in my mind. It was my passion. I loved every minute of moving my body in ways I had only imagined...

The globe is inundated with various Pilates Methods that stand for what they believe is the right way of doing Pilates. The fact that Pilates is such a huge industry has a very positive and powerful impact on the health and wellness industry. For the most...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R2ZmxmmBsM&w=560&h=315] ONLY 12 x 15 minute sessions and she achieved this???? WOW Client SHOULDER REHAB Journey: Lynné de Jager (Mrs South-Africa 2012)Client assessment: She had a ROTATOR CUFF REPAIR OPERATION.After 3 WEEKS of post op exercises, she saw VERY LITTLE improvement. Due to this she...

The era of copy and paste is here. It is everywhere! Especially in rehabilitation exercise programs!I have seen it over and over again. The same generic rehab programs for everyone. Be they there for their back, shoulders, hips, knees...

Have you ever been for a deep tissue or sports massage and when the massage therapist gets to your lower back, you feel like you want to shoot through the roof?The spot you are feeling is not just any spot, it has a very specific...

The dreaded LC policy. Nobody likes to contact clients regarding outstanding accounts and we definitely do not like to get into deep discussions regarding Late Cancellations. Firstly we need to remember that a Pilates studio is not a charity organization, it is a business that relies on...

Running is such a common form of cardio for professionals and the 'average Joe', and granted, they feel great, look great and are super fit. But what is their body telling them?Every sport is predisposed to certain injuries and running is no exception. In order to...

Thoracic aches and pains. Cervical aches and pains. Shoulder aches and pains. These three areas are so interconnected that without the principle of mobility in all three of these areas, harmonic stability is compromised.This blog post is dedicated to making a difference and saying it like...

One of the fundamental principles of life is growth.One of our soul purposes on this planet is to grow as a human being in all aspects of our life, be it personally, spiritually, professionally or intellectually.  We are all in search of that something that...

Client body assessmentMale: 38 years old and active!Sport: Weight training and Muay ThaiInjuries: Left shoulder / Right QuadricepClient specifics: he is fairly flexible and this could be hereditary as one would expect inflexibility from weights and Muay Thai. He needs relaxation, lengthening and release in...