The One Modality Syndrome

I have been in the Movement Industry for as long as I can remember. When I was not learning and teaching, I was dancing, exercising or competing. My passion never lay with ONE FORM OF EXERCISE. It was all encompassing. I love the body as a whole, what it is capable of and how it…

The Birth of WE DON’T DO BORING!

At the core of all businesses or ideas lies something that spurred on the venture. It is often ignited by a passion or intense feeling of wanting to create change. This passion becomes even more powerful when you ‘speak from experience’ . During the past 20 years, I have had the privilege of teaching an…

Find peace in the eye of the Storm

Sometimes things around us change at a pace that we are not able to control. It seems that we are sitting on a runaway train and maybe, just maybe, it is all going to run off the edge of the cliff, or maybe it is all going to play out exactly as it should. Either…

Easing the Spine with TLC

Sometimes all our spine needs is a little TLC – it’s not that complicated. It is not always broken, hurt or in trouble. Sometimes we just need to say ‘thank you’ to our spine for being the pillar in our mortal existence. This morning one of my clients walked into the studio for her 8:30am…

Rectus Femoris in Action

 20 August 2019 – Tanya Thompson ♦️A look at the anatomy and how it affects our joints is vital when teaching any form of movement. It forms the foundation of any Movement Professionals knowledge and enables them to see the body as a moving entity that delivers feedback by either compensating or creating altered paths…

To ALIGN or to not ALIGN?

It is always interesting to see how the movement industry can change at the drop of a hat. Some ideas stay strong and others fall by the wayside. There seems to be a small movement away from alignment, which I naturally do not agree with, but there is a movement none the less. But there…

The world has gone MAD!

What a beginning of the year it has been. Just in 3 months we have had some great changes and positive obstacles that we love to tackle head on. My studio is 17 years old with over 400 clients and I can promise you, this has come through blood, sweat and tears for 17 years….

CARE – Mind, Body & Soul

I just had the wonderful privilege of training 3 new course facilitators for Of-CourseOnline and Pilates Unlimited – the Art of Movement. What stood out most during this course, was our intense discussions regarding ‘the human element’! We teach movement and exercise and with this comes all the frills and spills of anatomy, movement principles…

Kinetic Precision Study

kinetic precision study 2014 copyright 2014 View PDF Here: Kinetic precision study 2014 Copyright Introduction Exercises should be performed correctly in order to ensure the correct muscles are used and activated. Unfortunately for various reasons exercisers do not always perform a movement or exercise correctly and as a result the individual does not get maximum…

Personalities & Exercise!

The Art of Understanding Your Clients Mentally can take you to the next level of Success.  Why is it that some people can find it within them to give it their all when it comes to exercise and others have to literally be pulled out of bed? Have we ever considered the various personalities that…

Cut the ‘beeep’ & Move Together

IS IT POSSIBLE TO BUILD A POSITIVE MOVEMENT COMMUNITY? For the Love of Movement… please can we focus on what is important? MOVEMENT, EXERCISE, HEALTH & LIFE! Today you can read about every form of Pilates, although some might argue there is only ONE, every form of cross-training, every gym program, different forms of Yoga,…

Do You Get It?!

What is happening out there in the health and movement industry? Are our ears deceiving us? There are four types of people: 1. Those who know that they don’t know. 2. Those who don’t know that they don’t know. 3. Those who know that they really do know.  4. Those who think they know, but…