Auto-immune blues, birthing twins and my journey to health

An intimate story from Katie, her journey to health and how Pilates helped her healing Pilates has been in my lounge room since 2006! I had received a package from my Mum with a note saying “You have to try out the Windsor Pilates DVD, let me know what you think of the pilates 100 exercise!!!!" She went on to say the classes have helped her [...]

Meet Melanie North

When you first meet Mel, don’t be fooled by her sweet smile. Our smiling assassin has many years of experience and plenty of know how. Her quiet disposition will sneak up on you and make you work hard despite her gentle nature.  Mel is our newest family member and her  journey to us has been serendipitous – she contacted me on the final hour before Debora [...]

Bone broth for optimal health

‘The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease’ - Thomas Edison I often sing praises of bone broth to my clients. Many people seem to have heard of bone broth but not many have ventured down the path of home made broth. Making [...]

What is Physical Therapy and who is it for?

Why Physical therapy? Pilates comes under many a guise. It may be a fitness based mat or reformer class - choreographed (sometimes to music), all participants doing the same thing and enjoying the fundamental inclusions that this system of exercise offers. Pilates could be with a physio or osteo – a dry, dull version of stale movements never intended to inspire, repeated for clinical practices only.  [...]

Marrying Kinesiology and Pilates

I like to focus on empowering people to help themselves maintain their health and well-being. When I work with people with physical pain, part of the treatment is to improve their alignment and activate muscles to work better. I like to use Pilates exercises to help clients maintain and improve their alignment and function so they can live pain free in the long term. Did you [...]

When meditation is mastered

And how consistent meditation practice can improve your life Meditation has guided me since I was 14 years old. My Mum introduced me with a weekend course and the practice has woven through my life as one of my greatest influencers, my most consistent practices, my most fulfilling experiences. At the time I didn’t realise the gift my mother shared. In fact I distinctly remember sitting [...]

Happy Birthday to Encore Pilates!!

14 years and counting... Happy Birthday to us! This month Encore Pilates turns 14 years old! I remember when we were coming towards our 10th year and it felt like such a milestone. Now, every year thereafter feels like a blessing. What a ride, what a journey – if someone had given me a sneak preview of where we would be today I wouldn’t believe it [...]

Why Inflammation is beating you

And when to say no to alcohol… Let’s say you fall over and fracture a bone or ‘pull’ a muscle. Your body is sore and tender and you don’t want to put any weight on it – an indication of the area being inflamed. The experience sucked (no doubt) so you go home, pop a couple of pills and wash it down with a glass of [...]

Why Social Media is Toxic

Do you ever find yourself in a scroll time warp? Do you have to make a conscious effort NOT to open your social media channel? Do you jump on ‘just to post a quick pic’ and then realise you’ve been scrolling mindlessly for 15, 20, 30 minutes or more? Well, you’ll be relieved to know that you are not alone! Social media addiction is real and [...]

How We Learn New Movement Skills

A major part of a Pilates Instructors’ job (and of many other practitioners in different physical movement fields) is to identify weaker or imbalanced movement patterns, across the whole body, in all different directions (or ranges of motion) and prescribe certain exercises or movements to help teach a client’s body to learn better ones. This might mean teaching, training or retraining a client, (including their [...]

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