Backward To Go Forward

Progression doesn’t always have to mean moving forward. Looking backward and returning to the basic order or even your fundamentals has advantages too and can in fact speed up progress. If you’re flying solo I fully recommend returning to the basic work regularly....

Mental Health Awareness

Mental health awareness  Nature was the theme of this year's Mental health awareness week in the UK... But we don't need to wait for a special day to be aware of mental health, to reach out for help or to reach out to help. In this moment more than ever it is an...

Reduce Stress with Mindful Movement

Mindfulness One of the best ways to reduce stress or anxiety, or feeling overwhelmed, is mindfulness. Mindfulness is simply focusing being present in the moment. This helps us avoid thinking about those things out of our control or that are stress inducing yet not...

Tackling the Teaser

Tackling the Teaser

The teaser is challenging, and just when you feel you’re getting somewhere with it, you then discover that it comes with a whole bunch of joyous variations and level ups!  So if you know someone who greets the teaser with an inward groan, don’t dismay. As always the...

Surviving Cold Winter Surfing

The Art of Surviving Winter Surfing: Guide to getting the most from your new wetsuit… So these days I’m blessed to live and surf mostly in Southern California, which in reality shouldn’t qualify me to talk about wetsuits and surviving the winter cold in the slightest....

The 5 Best Pilates Exercises For Surfers

Pilates is an excellent way to improve your surfing. Not only does it develop the core strength needed to surf with more power and precision, but it can also be used to improve your paddling, and make your surfing technique far more consistent with less risk of...

Avocado and flax (clean and green) stress relief smoothie.

Avocado and flax (clean and green) stress relief smoothie.

Ingredients: 1 banana (peel banana and freeze it for a creamier texture) 1⁄2 avocado (sliced and pitted) 1⁄2 lemon, juiced 125 g / 1 cup spinach, chard or kale 250 ml / 1 cup almond milk 1 to 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed Method: Place into blender and blend until...

Pilates, A Brief History

Pilates, A Brief History

Pilates was created by Joseph Pilates in the pre–WWI 1900s. As a youth he suffered from ailments and conditions such as asthma and began a search for a way to improve his health and wellbeing. Drawing from the realms of yoga, army drill, and anatomy and physiology he...

Pilates Quotes

Here are a few of my favorite Joe Pilates quotes. Patience and Persistence are vital qualities in the ultimate successful accomplishment of any worthwhile endeavor. Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. Breathing is the first act of life, and the last....