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21 August 2022

Pilates Principles apply to all Pilates movements🌿

The original Principles are:

  • Concentration
  • Control
  • Precision
  • Centering
  • Breath
  • Flow

The later additions are:

  • Isolation
  • Routine

Pilates is about the mind as much as the body and the style and quality of movement is more important than the number of repetitions.  Concentration, Control and Precision are key for achieving a good quality Pilates practice.

Concentration is vital in Pilates in order to carry out the movements and breathing correctly and this Principle engages and focusses our mind.

As we learn how to set up and carry out the movements and exercises correctly, our mind and body learn healthy posture and how to move well and with Control and Precision.

Strengthening our core (using Centering during the exercises) helps our balance and protects our spine and internal organs.  

Pilates Breathing improves lung function and also the fresh oxygen helps our vitality and muscle and organ function, circulation and the immune system.

The combination of Pilates Breathing and some of the exercises also provides an internal massage for many vital organs, stimulating circulation and digestion. 

Flow sometimes takes some experience to fully achieve, but in time, it will happen naturally as someone learns the movements and how to carry them out using Breath and Centering.  The movements Flow until the repetition are complete or sooner if you feel that you are losing control of your centre.  

Isolation involves focusing on engaging specific muscles rather than just achieving a movement but without engaging or strengthening important muscle groups.

Routine facilitates our mind and body to learn how to improve our posture and to move better naturally. It also improves strength, flexibility and helps train our minds to focus through concentration. 

We have listed here just some of the benefits to the Pilates Principles.  The Principles also aid other sports, activities and functions in our lives! 🙂✨


Our Fourth Blog Entry

25 July 2022

Hope you are all having a lovely summer! 🌞😎

Many of you are travelling and finally able to take time away from the island for a proper holiday 🏝️🎉

If you would like to join our Renew Pilates at Home IOM Facebook Group for some short Pilates videos which we made during lockdowns, then send us a join request and we will accept you into the group🙂

Try to remember to move your ankles (circle, flex, point) when possible during flights and travel and move/walk about when you can.  Maybe do a few bridges, chest extensions, shoulder rolls, side bends and spine twists when you check into your room ✨

Take care and enjoy! 🌿


Our Third Blog Entry

22 January 2022

Wishing you all a very happy, healthy New Year!! 🎉✨

The timeline of the early history of British Pilates (compiled by Jonathan with lots of help from Carole) is now published on the   Society for the Pilates Method website ! 🎉

This is the first time the British history has been documented and it involved a LOT of work 😀 It was an extremely interesting project and a huge honour and delight to undertake.  It was truly wonderful to communicate with some of the most experienced, pioneering teacher trainers in Britain in order to piece the history together.

The more comprehensive history is an ongoing project, but the timeline gives an initial overview of who, what and when.  We are very grateful to Michael King  for ​asking Jonathan to do this and putting him in touch with the key people (one of whom is Michael himself 🙂) and also for his encouragement and enthusiasm throughout the process.  Also to everyone else who eagerly contributed - a huge thank you! 💙


Our Second Blog Entry

29 November 2021

We are excited to be starting new classes at the lovely Yoga Studio on Bowring Road (opposite Shoprite car park above "The Other Place" restaurant) at 10am & 11.20am on Saturday mornings from 5 February 2022.  The studio is beautiful!  🤸‍♂️🌿

Wishing you all a very happy, healthy Christmas season!! 🎄


Our First Blog Entry

15 September 2021

We are extremely pleased to have our website up and running and to have a place where those of you who ask about us and how to contact us, can easily find us.

This summer Jonathan (with some help from Carole!) has been working on compiling the history of Pilates in the UK.  This has been an incredibly interesting project and one which Jonathan was honoured to be asked to carry out by the newly-formed Society for the Pilates Method . 

We will let you know when this can be shared with you all! 

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